Shark Cage Diving – Viewing Only

Destination: Gansbaai

Duration: 1 Day

Price: R2,200

Local, family & group rates available on request

Children: R1,500

Transport: R750 pp from Cape Town and close surrounds (Round trip)

Booking your tour with us is a breeze! We have two convenient options for you. You can either book and pay right away using our secure payment system with real-time availability. Alternatively, you can choose our book-now-pay-later option. This option involves filling out a form with your valid credit card information to secure your spots. Rest assured, we will only charge your card on the day of your dive or the day before your tour through a secure payment link.

Feel free to reach out to our reservations team, and they will gladly assist you in selecting the payment method that suits you best for this incredible once-in-a-lifetime adventure on your bucket list.

Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai trip and transport times

WSDC offers 1 to 3 cage diving trips daily, with departure times ranging from early morning to midday.

To provide a personalized and exclusive shark diving experience, White Shark Diving Company limits the number of passengers on each trip. This ensures increased shark diving time in the cage.

The entire Shark Cage Diving Gansbaai excursion, from your arrival at our premises to your departure, typically takes about four and a half hours. The time spent at sea, from launch to return to the harbor, is approximately 2 to 3 hours. The specific dive/cage time and the number of dive sessions can vary daily based on shark activity and sea conditions. When making your booking, please plan for a full day, as we cannot guarantee exact start or finish times in advance.

For travelers coming from Cape Town, the journey typically takes around 2.5 hours. If you opt to make use of our transport service, collection times will be confirmed on the day prior to your trip.

Please note that trip times may vary due to factors such as seasonal changes, tides, sea conditions, the number of daily trips, shark activity, and more. For your convenience, we highly recommend booking your tour for the earliest available date during your holiday. This allows flexibility for rescheduling in case weather conditions are not favorable for your chosen date. Our team will review the final 24-hour weather and sea report on the day before your dive. We will then send you an email with the updated trip schedule and transport pick-up times to ensure you are well-prepared for your dive experience.

Itinerary

Please note
Trips are subject to daily weather and sea conditions and start times will vary accordingly.
Pick-up
Start Point Pickup: Optional collection from your accommodation in Cape Town or close surrounds
Arrival
Arrival at White Shark Diving Co at 9 Kus Drive, Kleinbaai Harbour, Gansbaai
Briefing
Breakfast/lunch, beverages and a briefing on safety and what to expect during the trip
Launch
Boat ride to the dive site (approximately 15 to 20 minutes)
Anchor
The cage is dropped at the diving site and you are allocated diving gear
View
Our non-diving guests can enjoy light onboard refreshments and sightings of the Great White Sharks, other amazing species of Sharks and Rays, and other sea life from the viewing deck of the boat.
Return
Anchor is lifted and the skipper heads back to dock
De-brief
Back at the WSDC crew house, guests enjoy a post-trip meal while watching the video footage of their trip
Departure
Enjoy the scenic drive back to Cape Town in our Wi-Fi enabled shuttle or depart at your convenience with your own vehicle.

More about our Shark Cage Diving Excursion

  • Non-diving shark cage guests relish shark sightings from our upper viewing deck. Savor light snacks while our expert crew shares fascinating insights, creating an unforgettable experience.
  • Our videographer captures all the thrilling moments on video once the shark activity begins. The safety of our guests is paramount, and the captain may adjust onboard activities as needed based on safety and shark activity assessments.
  • In our commitment to water conservation efforts during the ongoing water crisis, we kindly request that you bring your own towel, as we will have limited towels available.
  • We offer alternative meal options for passengers with specific dietary requirements, but this must be arranged in advance.
  • While we typically have shark sightings throughout the year, it’s essential to understand that sightings of wild animals cannot be guaranteed. If, unfortunately, no sharks are sighted during your trip, we do not provide refunds. Instead, we offer a non-transferable voucher, valid for two years, enabling you to join us for another trip free of charge on a date of your choice (subject to availability).

Round-trip transport

  • We provide round-trip transportation from Cape Town and nearby areas in our air-conditioned vehicles with complimentary WiFi.
  • For those seeking private vehicles, road transfers, or helicopter transfers, please contact us for arrangements upon request.

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