Tours & activities by STA Travel US from Viator

  • Location: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Duration: 8-10 hours (approx.)
From USD $129.31

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You may think you’re a fear-defying thrill lover, but can you handle the ultimate heart-pounding experience? Find out in Cape Town by cage diving with great white sharks. This full-day shark-diving experience takes you out into the open ocean off the shore of Gansbaai and puts you within touching distance of one of the world’s most feared predators. Before jumping in, you'll learn about the sharks from the onboard marine biologist and expert guides. Upgrade to include round-trip transport between your Cape Town hotel and Gansbaai. Breakfast and snacks are included.


  • Breakfast included
  • Close encounter with wildlife
  • Free hotel pickup and drop-off included
  • Free snacks included
  • Informative, friendly and professional guide
Make your own way to the South African fishing village of Gansbaai, famous for being one of the best places in the world to see great white sharks. Alternatively, upgrade to begin with a pickup from your centrally located Cape Town hotel, and then relax in comfort during the approx. 2-hour journey.

On arrival in Gansbaai, your driver will drop you off to enjoy breakfast (or lunch if your tour start time is delayed due to bad weather) at the shark-diving center, known as the Great White House. During this time, you'll meet the expert guides who are leading you on your adventure and be fitted for your diving gear.

Board the specialized diving boat and enjoy an exhilarating 20-minute boat ride to Dyer Island. Your captain will stop in the optimal spot, and then the onboard team will tempt the great whites to the boat with bait so you’ll get a fantastic view of the sharks before heading into the shark-diving cage. The boat will stay anchored for approximately two hours, depending on the shark activity.

Your cage is attached to the boat and will stay just a few feet/meters below the water’s surface during your dive, which means it’s quick and easy to get out of the water as soon as you want. If you don't want to get into the cage at all, you’ll still have awesome views of the sharks as they swim around the boat. Keep your eyes peeled for more of the animals known as the ‘marine big five’: sharks, dolphins, whales, seals and penguins.

While you’re on board the boat, hydrate and refuel with the included drinks and snacks. Once back on shore, enjoy a light refreshment at the Great White House, where you can purchase a professional video of your once-in-a-lifetime experience, if you wish.

Your experience concludes inside the Great White House, or, if you've upgraded, with a drop-off at your hotel in Cape Town.

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Departure Dates:
Departure Point:
Tour departs from selected Cape Town city hotels
Departure Time:
7am-9am; you must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
8-10 hours
Return Details:
Tour returns to original point of departure between approximately 5pm and 7pm

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Tour Excluding Transport

Cage diving with great white sharks excluding transportation

USD $129.31
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Tour Including Transport

Cage diving with great white sharks including transportation from Cape Town

USD $162.56
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Cage Diving with Great White Sharks from Cape Town

Shark Diving Experience from Cape Town

  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • All diving gear and towels supplied
  • Gratuities (optional)
Additional Information:
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • It is recommended that you wear a swim-suit underneath your clothes
  • This tour typically departs at 9am, however if the weather conditions are bad in the morning, the tour will leave in the afternoon; this will be confirmed by the tour operator close to the day of your tour

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Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee.
If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee.
If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

Traveler Reviews

Reviewed by: Jasmine Kaur B, September 2016

Amazing experience.. Everyone from the guy who picked us up from our hotel up to the crew on the ship and also at the base were very nice...

Reviewed by: Ian T, August 2016

a bucket list experience!