White Shark Cage DIving
ABOUT USShark Cage Diving in Port Elizabeth, offered by Raggy Charters, provides our guests with the exhilaration of viewing one of nature's most respected apex predator, the Great White Shark, in a truly picturesque and remote area where few people have ever ventured. We feel privileged to be the first operator to offer a Shark Cage Diving experience in Algoa Bay Port Elizabeth. The aim of this tour is to unlock the far reaches of Algoa Bay and offer more than a shark cage diving tour by showcasing the biodiversity of this remote Island Group. Our guests on board will have the opportunity to encounter and learn about a wide variety of marine species from the endangered African Penguin and iconic Bottlenose Dolphin, through to the magnificent though often misunderstood Great White Shark.
EXPERIENCEOur Shark Cage Diving Tour is an all-inclusive full day tour that covers every corner of Algoa Bay from April to September. We meet at 7am at the Nelson Mandela Bay Yacht Club in the Port Elizabeth Harbour departing shortly after and returning at about 5pm. During this tour we will: Run out into the deep water off Port Elizabeth where high numbers of Migratory Humpback Whales pass our coastline. Make the 80km run across the mouth of the bay stopping to observe any Sardine run action we find along the way. Visit the historically rich Bird island Group where we will conduct our educational Shark Cage diving experience and enjoy a packed lunch in the shadow of 250 00 Cape Gannets (Largest colony of Cape Gannets in the world). Run inshore to the Alexandria Dune-field (the longest mobile dune-field in the world) which is our favorite place to observe Bottlenose Dolphins Surfing the waves. The pristine backdrop of the dunes makes for some once in a lifetime photographic opportunities. Visit St Croix Island (home to the largest African Penguin colony in the world) This tour is tailored to fit anyone with a love for nature or the marine environment wishing to take the path less traveled. Over the years very few people have had the opportunity to visit Bird Island Algoa Bay. This area is unrivaled for its aesthetic beauty and Biodiversity. The sheer number of different species that can be observed in a single day is astonishing. Whether you are a wildlife photographer, bird watcher, avid whale watcher or shark enthusiast, Bird Island, Algoa Bay is the place to be. Our Boat: For this tour we use our 11 meter Butt-Cat called ‘My China’. This vessel is locally built and specifically designed for spending a full day on the ocean with comfortable seating and a shade cover. The catamaran type hull increases stability and comfort whilst cruising and at anchor. The sides of the boat are free of fittings allowing for easy viewing and a viewing platform on top of the cabin provides a 360 degree view with added height for those who are eager to help spotting or get a great view and photo opportunity of any action around the boat. A platform at the back of the boat houses our three-man cage for the Shark Cage Diving section of the tour. Please note that our rates are the same for those that enter the cage and those who choose to view from topside only. Adults: USD500 (Minimum of two people required) Children of 12 years: USD350 (Minimum age for entering the cage is 12yrs and must be accompanied by an adult) This tour is not advised for children under 12yrs, please enquire for exceptions. Discounts apply for groups of 10 or more. Gift Vouchers are available for purchase online which make a great gift. Local please esquire about our concession rates for those earning South African Rands. Please email us directly to make a booking. We require your availability for a period of 3 days from which we will choose the best weather day to take you on your marine adventure. We can assist you in booking accommodation and other activities near Port Elizabeth to fill your remaining two days. We highly recommend visits to some of the world-renowned game reserves in our area. Port Elizabeth is the only place in the world where you have the Big 5 on land and a variety of marine life in such close proximity.
INCLUDEDFull day tour includes cage diving equipment: ie: wetsuite & mask, spring water on tap and light lunch - please bring your own cold drinks, sunscreen and towel.
FEATURESAn extensive tour of as much of Algoa Bay as possible going out to Bird Island, Alexandria Sand Dunes and so much more
AVAILABILITYThis tour is seasonal and operates from April to September annually
BOOKINGSBookings may be made through the 'Contact' page on our website or via email or call us. Please enquire about rates
CONTACTinfo@raggycharters.co.za (+27) 73 152 2277
This Experience is linked to Raggy Charters