Experience the Great White Shark in its natural habitat in the most accessible place in the world. Get in the water and come face to face with this iconic animal. Learn more about the sharks and their behaviour with our experienced guides.
We like our clients to be at the office an hour before launch time so you can relax, have some breakfast, chat to our staff and listen to the safety and boat trip briefing.
The trip from the dock to the shark site is only about ten minutes so there is no long and tedious boat ride. In fact, Mossel Bay has the most accessible white sharks in the world. The bay is also very protected so our sea conditions are normally very calm and comfortable. The crew will provide a briefing concerning the cage diving on the boat.
To find the sharks we have to bait and chum. The baits and chum are natural marine products. We do not use anything that is not natural to the sharks and the environment. It can take several minutes or several hours for the first shark to appear and while we enjoy a high success rate, you need to understand that nothing is guaranteed.
Once we have sharks at the boat, the cage will go into the water and the diving will begin. Topside viewing is exciting for the non-diver and as the shark works very close to the surface you will have plenty of opportunity to take some action shots.
This is not a jaws movie set so we do our best not to have the sharks banging into the boat and cage as this injures them and produces a false impression.
A trip generally lasts for +- four hours and we offer a light lunch, snacks and drinks on the boat and there is plenty of opportunity to chat to our staff and ask questions. Upon return to the dock, we offer afternoon tea and hand out the certificate of the day to all our guests.
Our Chosen Tour Provider
WHITE SHARK AFRICA
White Shark Africa was founded in 1995 and has been running successfully ever since. The company has a proud history in white shark research, conservation and education so you can be sure that we have a passion and love for these animals and their environment.
Passport/ Drivers licence, Sunscreen, towel, swimwear (if diving), camera, hat or cap (we sell really cool ones) & a warm jacket. If you are prone to motion sickness… Hmm! No train smash… Just make sure you take a seasickness tablet the night before and again 2 hours prior to boarding the boat.
Cancellation of your trip must be done a minimum of 24 hours prior to launch time. Should cancellation take place less than 18 hours prior to launch, a 50 % cancellation fee will be charged. In the event of the client not showing up at all for the trip a 100% cancellation fee will be applicable. In the unfortunate event of bad weather, clients will be informed and an alternative date will be suggested or a full refund will be given. Should the day out at sea be cut short due to unforeseen bad weather changes, no refund will be applicable. Sightings of White sharks are not guaranteed and no refunds are applicable in this case. However an alternative tour date can be set at a reduced rate. Due to variable weather conditions and shark activity, diving is not always possible and is therefore not guaranteed