You’ll be collected from your Cape Town hotel early morning, at a prearranged time. You’ll travel to Gansbaai at the far end of Walker Bay. On arrival you’ll enjoy breakfast while your trip’s dive-master will give you a full briefing of the day ahead. This includes diving and safety procedures.
After breakfast you’ll board the vessel in Gansbaai Harbour and set off for Dyer Island and Geyser Rock nearby in the open Indian Ocean. Large colonies of Cape Fur Seals are resident in the area. They happen to be a staple food for the Great White Shark, which means that the latter is also active in the area.
Sharks are lured to the boat by deploying chum in the water. The diving cage is deployed over the side of the boat (it’s attached to the vessel). Tour members are provided with wetsuits, diving goggles and snorkels. You enter the cage directly from the boat. Then it’s the thrill of seeing the magnificent Great White Shark swimming around right in front of you - often brushing up right against the cage!
During the trip educational information on the sharks, their habitat, status in the wild, etc., will be shared with you. This is a must-do for your bucket list. At the end of a highly memorable day you’ll be transferred back to your hotel.
R2,350 per person
Duration: 1 days
Tour Type: City & day tours
Transport: Luxury Sedan, Minibus or Mini Coach
Group sizes: minimum-2 average-4 max-12
Languages (guides): English
Other languages can be arranged on request if booked on a private basis.
Countries: South Africa
Notes: Sightings of Great Whites are highly probable, but as you'll be on the open ocean it can not be guaranteed. The activity is also weather dependent. The maximum group size (12) refers to your return transfer from Cape Town. The maximum amount of passengers on the shark-cage vessel is 20.
Starting dates: Daily (weather and sea conditions permitting). Tour members are collected from Cape Town Hotels at approximately 05:00. Tour duration is ±8 to 10 hours.
Available starting dates: Nov 2017 - Oct 2018