We offer shark cage diving helicopter tours all year round starting from Cape Town. This tour will take you over beautiful mountain ranges and breathtakingly gorgeous coastal scenery along the Atlantic Coast to South Africa’s most famous shark territory. Experience the Great White Shark, the largest predator of all oceans, face to face from a cage. Please not that this helicopter and boat tour is highly dependent on weather conditions!
Shark Cage Diving in Gansbaai - Cape Town Helicopters Flights
Our rates at a glance:
- from ZAR 9.990 per person
- 2 persons
- Fees for the shark cage diving tour by boat are not included in our rates.
Our helicopter flight starts from Victoria & Alfred Waterfront airport. Upon your arrival during the early hours of the morning, our ground crew will give you a warm and friendly welcome. Your body weight will be determined in order to establish the total take-off weight and you will receive our safety regulations for the flight. Our friendly flight attendants will hand out lifejackets and the pilot will welcome you on board.
Now the adventure trip begins and you will be shown to your seats in the helicopter. The rotor blades start rotating and with a jerk we will be taking off, almost immediately revealing Cape Town’s most famous landmark – Table mountain - in all its glory. A quick turn and we will be overlooking the coast line with Camps Bay und Llandudno. On our left we will be accompanied by table mountain’s glorious 12 Apostles until our arrival at the coastal town of Hout Bay. We will be swinging to the left approaching Muizenberg, also known as surfer’s paradise. Flying along False Bay, we will set course for our destination, approaching the Overberg region - Hermanus – South Africa’s most famous whale watching spot. If you plan on booking your trip for the spring months, you will be able to spot whales in and around the area of Hermanus. On we go with our flight to Gansbaai – breeding ground of the Great White Shark. We will land in close proximity to the waterfront, where you will be able to book your shark cage diving boat. Please note that fees for the shark cage diving tour by boat are not included in our rates.
Our boat tour involves a 12 km stretch, eventually reaching two small islands. Between these two islands runs a small and shallow channel leading to Dyer Island. Only here lies your greatest chance of marvelling at the Great White. The probability of spotting and observing a Great White is between 60 and 70% during the summer months – during the Cape’s winter months the probability is even higher at 80 – 99%.
Interesting facts about the Great White:
- Length: 3 to 6 metres
- Weight: up to 2 tons
- Speed: temporary sprints up to 60 km/h
- Life expectancy: up to 70 years
- Olfactory centre: excellent – a Great White can smell a single drop of blood for many kilometres
- Olfactory centre in the brain: Two-thirds of the entire cerebral matter
- Bite force: 18.000 newtons – ten times more than a lion
- Hunting grounds: in the vicinity of the coast
- Diving depth: up to 1.000 metres
We will be anchoring in the channel where we will be able to spot our first Great White within usually not more than 5 minutes. A cage will be lowered into the water and your shark cage diving experience can begin. Please note that a diving license is not required! Your dives will be filmed and will be available for purchase at the end of the tour. After several dives we will bid our farewells to the shark territory and return to Gansbaai’s harbour. On arrival at the harbour you are welcome to have a bite in one of the restaurants around the waterfront, after which we will meet back at the helicopter at the arranged time.
Our return flight takes us over Hermanus until we reach False Bay. After about 30 minutes flight duration we will be arriving back at the Waterfront in Cape Town. Our flight attendants will pick you up from the airfield, where you will have the option of taking a souvenir photo.
We are absolutely certain that you will thoroughly enjoy this helicopter trip and that it will be a life-long and unforgettable memory.
For more information please write us an email and we will get back to you shortly.
Your Cape Town Helicopter Team