Own Transport

Gansbaai shark tours can either be booked by making use of our shuttle service, or with the option of utilising your own transport. The fishing village of Gansbaai, near the whale capital Hermanus, is located along the Atlantic Coast of South Africa which is approximately a two hour drive from Cape Town. Making use of your own transport will provide you with the opportunity of whale watching in Hermanus after your boat tour. Please note that whale season is from June until November. We will gladly assist in compiling a travel package best suited to your needs, including, for example, rental car etc. 

Shark Tours from Cape Town – Own Transport - Gansbaai

Own Transport Sharks Cape Town

We also offer diving tours over a 2 to 3 day period, including overnight accommodation. Our carefully selected accommodation venues often consist of family operated guest houses or hotels, specialised in diving orientated environments. It is here that divers from all over the world gather in the evenings to share their South African diving experiences from the day’s adventure.

Rates when using own transport:
ZAR 2.000 per person
Included in our rates:
-          Introduction and briefing on boat tour and safety instructions. 
-          4-5 hour boat tour
-          Diving equipment – wetsuit and mask
-          Small breakfast 
-          Drinks and snacks on-board
-          Lunch upon return 
Not included in our rates:
-          Transport to and from Cape Town
-          Sea sickness tablets
-          Towels 
-          Snorkel
-          German speaking tour guide
-          Underwater camera
Terms and Conditions:
-          Minimum age 10 years
-          Good overall mental state
Please note:
Children under 10 years of age can participate in the boat tour yet are under no circumstances permitted to dive. Children from 10 years and above are allowed to take part in a cage dive. Toddlers under the age of 3 years may not participate in the boat tours. 
Order of events 
Upon booking you will receive all necessary trip information as well as directions to Gansbaai. The night before your shark cage tour, you will receive a message, confirming whether or not optimal weather conditions are predicted for the following day. It usually takes about 2 hours from Cape Town to Gansbaai. Upon arrival, you will be greeted with a warm welcome, followed by a standard safety briefing. After breakfast we will proceed to the shark boats and expect to drop anchor at our approximated dive spot after about one and a half hour’s journey. The steel cage will be lowered into the water and your shark cage diving adventure can begin. Depending on the weather, we will return to the harbour after about four to five hours. Once on land you can sit back and enjoy a complimentary lunch. A DVD disk of your dive will be available for purchase at the end of the tour.
When making use of your own transport, it is an absolute must that you visit Hermanus on your way back, especially during the months of June to end November, where you will have the once in a lifetime opportunity of up close and personal whale sightings!
For more information, please do not hesitate to contact us

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