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Shark & Whale Watching Combo

Van Dyk's Bay

Activity Description

Cape Shark Adventures offers exciting combo tours for shark cage diving and whale watching in Gansbaai, providing a thrilling and comprehensive marine wildlife experience. Here’s what you can expect from their combo tours:

Combo Tour Features

Shark Cage Diving with Cape Shark Adventures

Experience: Dive into the waters of Gansbaai to encounter a variety of shark species up close from the safety of a cage.
Safety: All necessary diving equipment and safety instructions are provided. No prior diving experience is required.
Duration: The shark cage diving part of the tour typically lasts about 2-3 hours.

Whale Watching

Experience: Observe Southern Right Whales, Humpback Whales, and Bryde’s Whales, along with other marine life like dolphins and seals.
Guidance: Experienced guides provide informative commentary throughout the tour.
Duration: The whale watching segment usually lasts around 2-3 hours.

Typical Itinerary
Morning: Begin with shark cage diving. Early departure from Kleinbaai Harbour for a thrilling encounter with sharks and other marine life.
Midday Break: Enjoy refreshments and some downtime after the shark diving experience.
Afternoon: Embark on a whale watching tour to see the majestic whales and other marine wildlife.

Sample Combo Tour Day with Cape Shark Adventures
8:00 AM: Arrive at the Cape Shark Adventures meeting point for breakfast and a safety briefing.
9:00 AM: Depart for the shark cage diving trip.
11:00 AM: Return to the harbor, enjoy some refreshments, and relax.
13:00 PM: Set off on the whale watching tour.
15:00 PM: Return to the harbour, wrapping up the day’s adventure.

By choosing a combo tour with Cape Shark Adventures, you get the best of both thrilling shark encounters and serene whale watching, all in one day, making for an unforgettable experience in Gansbaai.


DurationOpen Ended
WhenWe operate throughout the year except bad weather days. We work with the tides of the ocean and the weather so operational times will change accordingly. We confirm departure times the day before we go to sea. We are closed on Christmas Day.
WhereNo 1 Swart street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai. (The area is also known as Van Dyks baai). The time slot selected is a nominal time, please contact Cape Shark Adventures for the exact time as it will change according to tide and sea conditions.
WeatherOur excursions are completely dependent on sea conditions. It is essential to make contact 24 hours before your trip so that times can be confirmed.
What to WearIt can be cold at sea, so some warm outer wear is recommended. It is best to layer clothes so that one can change according to the weather. Bring your bathing costume if you are going to dive. Wear light comfortable foot wear (sneakers or action foot wear)
Things to BringSun cream/block, Sunglasses, Bathing Costume, Anti Sea Sick pills (if this is an issue), Own Towe
Guests or SpectatorsMembers of the family or group that prefer not to go on the excursion are welcome to use our facilities at our dive base. There are grassy sea sides nearby where children can play, as well as nearby coffee shops and restaurants.


Minimum Age5 years
Minimum Height1.0 m
Maximum Height2.1 m
Fitness LevelNo Fitness Requirement
QualificationsNot Applicable
Maximum Weight150.0 kg
CertificationNone Required
Experience LevelNo Experience Requirement

Inclusions and Exclusions


Guides Tours: Expert guides offer educational insights and ensure a safe experience
Refreshments: Light meals before and after the excursion as well as bottled water on board
Equipment: Diving suits, booties and masks are provided, life jackets are provided

  • Hot showers after shark dive

Transfers from Cape Town – (Happy to arrange if required)
A video link of the trip is not included in the price but can be purchased additionally at R300.00 The video link is uploaded 24-48 hours after the trip.
Seasick tablets (please bring your own if you are prone to motion sickness).


Due to variable weather conditions and shark activity, diving may not always be possible and is therefore not guaranteed.
The boat tour we offer consists of approximately 2-2:30 hours at sea. Time related itineraries and collection times are dependent on tides, weather conditions and the number of scheduled tours for a particular day. Exact collection times are therefore only available after 16h00 the day before.

Meet the team for a light breakfast and your introductory briefing at the Cape Shark Adventures Crew House. Bottled water will be available on our boat, Barracuda. Wet suits, booties and diving masks are provided for the cage dive. Upon your return a hot shower and a light meal will be available.

You DO NOT need to be a qualified diver to enter the cage as we use a simple breath-hold technique whilst in the cage. Children as young as 12 years old are allowed to get into the cage.

Cape Shark Adventures is committed to showing you sharks in the most environmentally friendly way possible.

In the unlikely event that we don’t find sharks we will offer you a free trip on an alternate day.

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