As the sun rise we will take-off for Gansbaai, the home to the Great White. Spend the day at sea while your pilot awaits your safe return. Return to Cape Town at your convenience after lunch. Price is for flight only, Dive and any extras for own account.
You have the option to take a 2Hr Shark Cage dive trip with one of the reputable shark operators at Kleenbaai habour - (Trip is Own Account) as per below.
Shark cage dive takes place out at Dyer Island, roughly 15 minutes by boat from Kleinbaai Harbour. The island is home to a colony of over 50 000 Cape Fur Seals – the great white shark’s favourite food and primary source of nutrition.
Running between Dyer and neighbouring Geyser Rock is a channel of ocean so frequented by great white sharks that it has been dubbed ‘Shark Alley’. This is where we anchor for an up-close encounter with great whites.
The cage is dropped at the diving site and guests are allocated diving gear. Guests take consecutive turns in the eight-man floating cage to experience thrilling underwater views of this majestic apex predator. When not in the cage, passengers can enjoy sightings of the great white sharks and other sea life from the viewing deck of the boat.
Great white sharks are an endangered species in South Africa with the most recent population estimated at 300-500 individuals around the entire South African coastline. Despite the fact that they have been protected since 1991, their numbers unfortunately continue to decline due to illegal poaching, the depletion of their food resources, beach nets and the most recent threat of orcas. Gansbaai is one of the only places in the world where these creatures congregate close enough to the coast line to offer a day excursion from Cape Town or when passing only the garden route and allows you the best opportunity of potential sightings. This being said, please bear in mind that seeing a Great White shark is a privilege, not a guarantee.
Departs the VA Waterfront