Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town

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Shark Cage Diving and Viewing from Cape Town
from USD $226.48
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. Breakfast, snacks and hotel-pick up and drop off are included.
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In Brief

Cape Town Central, South Africa
South Africa
4 hours
Important InfoInfo

Marine Dynamics, operating in Gansbaai, Western Cape, South Africa, a world hot spot for the great white shark - you will experience an incredible cage diving adventure on board our custom designed boat, Slashfin, (named after one of our visiting sharks). An on board marine biologist will educate you as you get up close and personal with this amazing apex predator in the famous Shark Alley. We are certified by Fair Trade in Tourism, live by our motto of ‘Discover and Protect’ and work together with the Dyer Island Conservation Trust. We are involved in shark research which includes shark fin identification and tagging and tracking the great white. You will leave with great memories and a deep appreciation of this majestic animal. We are only 2 hours drive from Cape Town along a scenic route. The trip includes an educational briefing, breakfast or lunch; refreshments on board; a complimentary drink on return; towels, clean wetsuits, goggles. Enjoy your trip with our very experienced crew. Professional footage available for purchase, provided to you after the trip via easy to use download service. A FREE PENGUIN VISIT to The African Penguin and Seabird Sanctuary, is also included.

Stop At:

• Dyer Island, South Africa
• African Penguin & Seabird Sanctuary, Geelbek Street Van Dyks Bay, Gansbaai, Overstrand 7220 South Africa


  • Breakfast
  • Light refreshments
  • Professional guide
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • All diving gear and towels supplied


  • Gratuities

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
Pick-up from hotels, guesthouse, backpackers, vacation rentals and any other points within Cape Town city center.

Additional Information

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Minimum age is 8 years
  • You must contact the local service provider to confirm your exact pickup time
  • 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
  • Please note: Sharks are wild animals and their presence cannot be guaranteed. Every experience that guests have w, is educational from start to finish. The local supplier works with wild life and nature and sightings are never guaranteed. If a shark has been sighted from the boat, they will consider that a successful trip. If there is no shark activity while on a shark cage diving tour with the supplier, then a voucher will be offered. This voucher is not transferable – your name and passport number will be recorded on the voucher. The transfer fee is non-refundable.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund

Booking Information

You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity.

Cancellation Terms

This trip is fully refundable up to 96 hours prior to the commencement of your trip.

Booking Terms and Conditions

When you book this trip, you need to read and accept the terms and conditions for booking our day trips in excursions.

Hotel Pickup

When you book, we will ask you to select a hotel to be picked up from. Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you a confirmation voucher with full contact information (phone number, email address) for our local operator in case you need to update or change your hotel pick-up details.

Here are answers to some commonly asked questions about hotel pickup:

What if my hotel is not listed?
That's okay. When you book you can select an hotel from our list and make your way there on the day of departure; or you can contact our local operator directly to make alternate pick-up arrangements.

What if I have not yet booked a hotel?
Once your hotel arrangements are finalised, you can contact our local operator directly with your hotel details.

What if I live locally, am staying with friends or relatives, and/or don't require pick-up?
Once your booking is confirmed, we'll send you complete details and directions to the tour/activity departure point.

Scoring an average traveller rating of 5 out of 5 based on the last 24 recent reviews

We booked this trip as part of our honeymoon to South Africa. From start to end it was amazing. We were contacted the day before with the time we would be collected from our hotel in Cape Town. I even replied back asking what to take and happily replied. Swimwear. Suncream. Jacket. I'd also add maybe extra clothes depending what you're wearing. The bus drive was beautiful and breathtaking. The staff were professional and helpful. I felt safe the whole time. Once there the staff again were lovely, helping and more than happy to answer any of my husbands many questions about sharks and anything else. We weren't lucky enough to see a great white but despite that the trip was amazing and I'd happily go back again.
• Submitted 05 Feb 2020
We chose Marine Dynamics due to the excellent reviews we read online. What a smart decision!!! This shark diving experience was AMAZING !!! The staff was excellent - very knowledgeable, kind, and caring. We saw 2 great white sharks and several copper sharks !!!
• Submitted 08 Apr 2019
fantastic people, passionate and professional
• Submitted 21 Aug 2018
Amazing experience and crew
• Submitted 07 Aug 2018
Great Experience!
• Submitted 18 Jul 2018
A lot of really good close encounter, chum the waters, cycled through cage for 5 to 10 min, multiple times
• Submitted 31 May 2018
Unbelievably great experience!
• Submitted 08 Feb 2018
An early rise was required to get to the place which is over 2 hours drive away. Our driver stopped on the way to and from at a bay where we could see whales swimming incredibly close to the shore. On the way back we also stopped at a penguin sanctuary. A mid-break home for a snack was also welcome. The trip itself is well organised. You can see the sharks well from the boat and so don't have to get into the water if you don't want to. The equipment was fine and snacks particularly after being in the sea were nice and welcome. There were a number of sharks seen but they were mainly Copperback sharks. We were lucky that just as we were about to leave we did see a Great White shark. You do have to be patient as the sharks are not reliable and there are periods with no activity. The naturalist on the boat gave a good explanation of what is known about the sharks and how it is researched which was interesting.
• Submitted 05 Dec 2017
AMAZING EXPERIENCE! The company who ran this did an exceptional job. We saw Great Whites and Copper Sharks. It is certainly an early day but it is well worth it. My 1 bucket list item has officially been checked off!
• Submitted 04 Dec 2017
Do this one!!! Water is cold but really worth it to see the sharks this close. The time on the boat is also exceptional as you get to see the sharks from a different perspective. A seal showed up and gave us a show which was fun. The water is cold, but the wet suits are good insulation. Be careful eating the breakfast before hand - it could be cause for motion sickness. The soup and bread afterwards is wonderful. Staff and crew were the best.
• Submitted 28 Nov 2017
Had a Great Time.
• Submitted 18 Nov 2017
We had a wonderful day and saw lots of sharks--a couple different kinds!
• Submitted 03 Nov 2017
Safe, professional and fun. We had a beautiful day on and under the water but most impressive was the staff’s dedication to and passion for their work. The experience did not feel exploitative , we saw sharks up close and came away with a better understanding.
• Submitted 19 Oct 2017
Scary as hell but great to do.
• Submitted 08 May 2017
• Submitted 14 Apr 2017
A great experience, perfectly safe. Marine Dynamics, the company involved in the dive are very professional.
• Submitted 16 Feb 2017
The Marine Biologist was amazing and we where so lucky to have seen the sharks! Great tour, they feed you lunch when you get there and then soup and coffee when we got back. Overall amazing experience.
• Submitted 16 Dec 2016
Amazing experience!
• Submitted 16 Dec 2016
Everything about this trip was amazing. It was conducted by Marine Dynamics and they were incredible. Everything was organized. Our driver was great. We were picked up from a local Cape Town hotel and he made our trip enjoyable. He even dropped us off at the wharf instead of our hotel per our request. We were greeted with a nice meal. The marine biologist Stephanie was very knowledgable. She answered all our questions and guided us so we had the best experience with the sharks possible. They have hot chocolate/tea and fresh towels ready when you get out of the water. We saw 14 great white sharks and they were clearly visible even from the boat deck. The boat was clean and had plenty of room - two stories so you can spread out and snap plenty of pics. We returned to heaters the water is quite cold, warm soup and great service. Dress warm even if it is a sunny day - it's windy away from the shore and the water is quite cold. Highly recommend this trip. It was incredible!
• Submitted 28 Nov 2016
What an amazing experience! We had such a great day and learned so much at the same time. Cannot recommend this excursion enough. Sarah was great with everyone and a wealth of knowledge. The whole team made this unforgettable.
• Submitted 29 Oct 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...
• Submitted 29 Sep 2016
a bucket list experience!
• Submitted 03 Aug 2016
• Submitted 24 Jul 2016
Worth every penny. We saw a total of 8 sharks while we were out there. Staff was so nice and accommodating. Definitely a must do while in Cape Town!!
• Submitted 13 Jul 2016

In Brief

Cape Town Central, South Africa
South Africa
4 hours