Water activity

From Cape Town or Hermanus: Shark Cage Dive Boat Cruise

4.4 / 5

71 reviews

Activity provider: White Shark Ventures

From Cape Town or Hermanus: Shark Cage Dive Boat Cruise

Activity provider: White Shark Ventures

From US$ 127 per person

Book the ultimate in thrill-seeking experiences and come eye to eye with the most respected animal in our ocean. Enjoy this once in a lifetime shark cage diving adventure.

About this activity

Free cancellation
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Covid-19 precautions
Special health and safety measures are in place. Check your activity voucher once you book for full details.
Duration 5 - 10 hours
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Live tour guide
English, Afrikaans
Pickup optional
Be collected from your hotel lobby or Airbnb by air-conditioned bus. Look out for the bus with a logo on the door.

Experience

Highlights
  • Experience the grace and magnificence of one of nature's most fearsome predators
  • Enjoy 3 hours at sea learning about sharks and marine life from a shark expert
  • Look back on your day's experience thanks to the on board camera man
Full description

Discover the thrill of diving with sharks in a protective cage on this boat tour to Shark Alley. Choose from a tour with a pickup and drop-off service from Cape Town or Hermanus, or a tour with a meeting point at Kleinbaai Harbor. Enjoy breakfast, lunch, snacks, and drinks on your trip. 

On arrival, enjoy complimentary snacks with coffee or tea during the safety briefing on land and get fitted with your high-quality wetsuit. Embark on your cruise from Kleinbaai Harbor. Arrive at shark alley and watch as the boat is anchored and the sharks are lured by bait line to the cage. Watch the sharks from the deck of the boat while waiting to hop into the cage for your own unforgettable close encounter.

Sip on drinks and snacks on board while you warm up on the deck before having another underwater encounter with these awe-inspiring apex predators. No diving experience is necessary for this surface-level cage dive, it's as easy as holding your breath. Have your experience captured by an onboard cameraman and after viewing the day's footage back on land, while tucking into a hot meal, you can choose to purchase a souvenir USB.

Includes
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
  • Light breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Wetsuits
  • Masks
  • Drinks on board
  • Showers at the crew house
  • Tour guide
  • Footage of the diving (available to purchase)
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users

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Participants

Date

Meeting point

Meet in front of the "Megalodon II" (blue and white boat).

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Important information

What to bring

  • Comfortable shoes
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Biodegradable sunscreen
  • Motion sickness prevention

Not allowed

  • Smoking
  • Alcohol and drugs
  • Plastic bags

Know before you go

  •  No scuba or diving experience is required
  •  The cage takes 4 or 5 people at a time on a rotational basis
  •  Complimentary shark dive offered if no sharks are seen
  •  This tour is accredited with blue flag standards of responsible eco-friendly tourism
  •  Please note, the time indicated at booking is only a guideline, the exact meeting or pickup time and exact location will be communicated the day before your activity: please use the contact number on WhatsApp for questions
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.4 /5

based on 71 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.8/5
  • Transportation
    4.6/5
  • Value for money
    4.2/5
  • Service
    4/5

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Great organized tour, we saw three sharks. Brief introduction and information about the sharks on the upper floor of the restaurant including breakfast (coffee, tea, small buffet, croissant, bread, fruit salad, cheese, cornflakes). It's best to wear your bathing suit underneath. Then we went on the boat, about 15 minutes drive, we stop there and went into the water, 3 sharks came pretty quickly. It was divided into 3 groups, which were allowed into the cage one after the other. I can only recommend going into the first group, that was the best place to see the sharks. The staff helped spot the sharks & were all very nice. The video afterwards was also great, I know these videos as too expensive for what is actually recorded, we thought the editing was great and the cameraman really tried to get everyone on it. Back on land there was a small souvenir shop and a warm soup with bread including a drink. There was also an opportunity to donate to Sharks/the organization, definitely

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January 27, 2023

- Transportation was difficult for us because of uncomfortable car. 3rd row (back seat) 2,5 hours with little space for legs - you can get sick on board of the jet very easy. I felt dizzy on such big waves as soon as we arrived the „shallows“ - the shark spot. The smell of salmon does not make it better - imagine you swim in the water with a smell of salmon. - visibility inside water was low : you see the sharks much better from the Board than in water . Cold water with low visibility . I felt so bad after this trip although it very professionally organized with great staff , foods and drinks! Very good service . But it is not for everyone with sea sickness

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January 4, 2023

An unforgettable experience! We were looked after very well, everything was well organized. At the start there was a delicious breakfast including instruction on the dive and interesting facts about sharks and the organization "Marine Dynamics". Then we went on the boat and up to 10 people could go into the cage at the same time. Someone from the team also filmed everything. A unique adventure, you could be very close to the animals. Even if you weren't in the cage, everything was excellent to follow from the boat. This excursion is highly recommended!

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November 11, 2022

Product ID: 245957