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Gansbaai: Shark Dive & Whale Watching Combo Boat Trip

Product ID: 226327
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Experience the best of Gansbaai with this combo marine wildlife package. Launch into the water on a specially-designed shark viewing boat with a cage. Climb aboard a purpose-built whale watching boat for close encounters with Southern Right Whales.
About this activity
Duration 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
English
Booklets
English
Wheelchair accessible
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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Experience

Highlights
  • Get up close to great white sharks from inside a cave
  • View southern right whales on of the ocean's largest mammals
  • Book a combo tour package for better value
  • Split the activities over 2 days if you'd prefer
Full description
Take advantage of a combo package that features 2 incredible activities which can be split over 2 days if you'd prefer. 

Shark Dive
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.

Whale Watching Trip
The whale watching trips take place from June to December however, should the whales change their migration schedule (arrive early and leave later) the schedule will be adjusted accordingly. Generally the trip last 2 hours, but can be longer depending on how quickly you find the whales.

Climb aboard a boat which launches twice daily at 10 AM and 1 PM. During the main season (August-October) an extra morning trip is available at 7 AM. From September onwards, an extra afternoon tri runs at either 3:30 PM or if a good sunset is forecasted, at 5 PM. The sunset trip is a truly magnificent experience as it provides the opportunity to watch the whales bask in the shallow waters with the Walker Bay sunset behind.
Includes
  • Breakfast on arrival at the shark centre
  • Wet suite for the cage dive
What’s Not Included
  • Transportation (available on request)
Not suitable for
  • Children under 8 years

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Shark Meeting Point: 9 Kus Drive, Kleinbaai Harbour (also known as 9 9 Kusfront, Van Dyks Bay, 7220) Whale Meeting Point: 3 Hawe Weg, Gansbaai, 7220

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Important information
What to bring
  • Comfortable shoes
  • Warm clothing
  • Sunglasses
  • Sun hat
  • Swimwear
  • Towel
  • Sunscreen
Not allowed
  • Smoking
Know before you go
• 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
Organized by

Ivanhoe Sea Safaris

Product ID: 226327