Get up close to great white sharks from inside a cage
Jump on board for a spectacular 2-hour Big 5 Sea Safari experience
Book a combo tour package for better value
Split the activities over 2 days if you'd prefer
Take advantage of a combo package that features 2 incredible activities which can be split over 2 days if you'd prefer.
Begin the adventure with the shark cage dive which takes place off the coast of Dyer Island, roughly 15 minutes by boat from Kleinbaai Harbour. Discover how this island is home to a colony of over 50 000 Cape Fur seals – the great white shark's favorite food and primary source of nutrition. Arrive at the channel of the ocean which runs between Dyer Island and the neighboring Geyser Rock. This area is so frequented by great white sharks that it has been dubbed 'Shark Alley'. Anchor up here for an up-close encounter with great whites.
As the cage is dropped at the diving site, get kitted up with diving gear. Take consecutive turns in the 8-man floating cage to experience thrilling underwater views of this majestic predator. When not in the cage, enjoy sightings of the sharks and other sea life from the viewing deck of the boat. Gansbaai is one of the only places in the world where these rare creatures congregate close enough to the coastline to offer you the best opportunity for potential sightings. That being said, please bear in mind that seeing a great white shark is a privilege, not a guarantee.
Big 5 Sea Safari Trip
Join us on the Big 5 Sea Safari for a two-hour adventure targeting Walker Bay's majestic marine life, including Brydes Whales, Dolphins, Seals, Penguins, and Marine Birds. Departing from Gansbaai harbor, our scenic route takes you along the captivating cliffs of De Kelders and De Platt Beach. As you cruise through the chameleon waters from Gansbaai to Hermanus, our experienced crew, will provide insightful information about marine life.
Although we aim to encounter our local Big 5, the unpredictable nature of the ocean ensures that each trip offers a unique experience with the possibility of encountering various marine mammals and bird life. Trips are scheduled at 10 am and 1 pm, subject to weather conditions and passenger numbers, promising an unforgettable journey into the heart of marine wonders.
Breakfast on arrival at the shark center
Wet suit for the cage dive
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Children must be accompanied by an adult
No diving experience is needed for the cage dive as you are not using breathing tanks
Please bring warm clothes, a towel, swimsuit, hat, sunglasses, sunscreen, your camera and/or video camera
Cancel up to 24 hours in advance for a full refund