Water activity

From Cape Town or Hermanus: Shark Cage Dive Boat Cruise

4.5 / 5

48 reviews

Activity provider: White Shark Ventures

From Cape Town or Hermanus: Shark Cage Dive Boat Cruise

Activity provider: White Shark Ventures
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From US$ 131.10 per person

Likely to sell out

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 apply. Learn more
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. 

Admire sea views with your complimentary continental breakfast during the safety briefing on land and get fitted with your high-quality wetsuit. Embark on your cruise from Kleinbaai Harbor in a comfortable ship. 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 to 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 lunch, 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)
  • Seasickness tablets
  • Towels
Not suitable for
  • Pregnant women
  • People with mobility impairments
  • Wheelchair users
Covid-19 precautions
Safety measures in place
  • All areas that customers touch are frequently cleaned
  • You must keep social distance while in vehicles
  • The number of visitors is limited to reduce crowds
Traveler requirements
  • You are required to bring and wear a mask
  • You must fill out a travel information form
  • You will receive a mandatory temperature check

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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 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
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.5 /5

based on 48 reviews

Review summary

  • Guide
    4.9/5
  • Transportation
    4.7/5
  • Value for money
    4.3/5

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Great experience overall. The staff was very informative and attentive. During the dive we spotted several bronze whaler sharks, a cape seal, a stingray and two young (about 2m) great white sharks. The drop off to Cape Town could be better (i was offered the choice either to wait for 2-3 hours for another group to get on shore or to leave with another bus going first on an other destination out of town - nobody wants that after a dive in frozen water).

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July 19, 2022

We saw the white shark. Which is not guaranteed. We saw a giant ray and the Island of sea lions (several hundred). That's wonderful. You can see the shark better from the boat than in the cage: visibility of 0.50 meters. Luckily my wife filmed. I saw the shark for a split second when I was in the cage.

June 16, 2022

Great experience! In the beginning there were bronze sharks on the boat, but they were gone very quickly. After a waiting time of about 1 hour, 2 great white sharks appeared - one of them about 4.5-5m long. Unforgettable moments, whether in the shark cage or from the boat. We were extremely lucky with that! The company mainly does marine/shark research and does the tourist trips for funding only.

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March 19, 2020

Product ID: 245957