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Brian McFarlane, founder & owner, of Great White Shark Tours, is proud to take you on Apex Predator, his custom designed shark cage diving boat, a vessel specifically built for shark cage diving and surface viewing purposes. Brian has been out at sea on Apex Predator for the past 20 years and is now in semi-retirement.

We are very proud to announce that our boat, ApexPredator, has been awarded the coveted BLUE FLAG STATUS for the past two seasons now!

Brian designed and built his boat to the highest safety standards and it is considered as one of the most luxurious vessels in the shark cage diving industry.

  • Apex Predator, Brian McFarlane’s latest modern hi-tech custom-built catamaran is the envy of every boating enthusiast.
  • The vessel has a spacious cabin, a changing room and flushing toilets.
  • Comfortable backrest seating and watertight lockers for storage of your personal belongings.
  • The boat is also fitted with an upper viewing deck ideal for photography.
  • The vessel is licensed to take 40 passengers and crew and you will never feel crowded.
  • Apex Predator is inspected by the Department of Marine & Coastal Management annually. Our boat and entire operation have been diligently scrutinized by the controlling bodies of the South African Government and have been awarded one of only 8 permits available in this part of South Africa allowing us to show you the great white sharks.
  • A 12mm galvanized steel cage which takes the divers is annually inspected and certified by a qualified engineer.
  • Roll down blinds on both sides of the boat protect you from the wind and sea spray.
  • Our friendly and experienced qualified dive master will help you at each step of the dive.
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Some of the features of the boat include:

  • Length: 13m
  • Width: 5.1m this gives maximum stability whilst on anchor at sea.
  • Engines: 4 x 200HP Suzuki 4 strokes for safety, reliability and power when required. They are eco-friendly
  • Viewing platform: Spacious upper-level viewing platform
  • Seating: Comfortable padded seats with backrests
  • Storage space: Individual lockers for customer bag storage
  • Toilet Facilities: A toilet with the latest flush technology
  • Change room: Spacious areas to change into and out of wetsuits
  • Water: Fresh running water. Hot showers on return to the crew house
  • Safety Equipment: Two 25 man Liferafts
  • Spray covers: Vinyl roll downsides to keep wind spray off passengers
  • Wetsuits:  7mm easy to change into
  • Electronic equipment: GPS/radios/depth echo sounder/Natsav, VMS
  • Fuel tanks: Stainless steel tanks built to highest ISO Standards
  • Smoking: No smoking allowed on the boat (ISO standard)
  • The boat was designed and certified to easily accommodate the 40 passengers and crew.


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Contact Details

No. 8 Swart Street, Kleinbaai, Gansbaai, South Africa

GPS: 34° 36'52"S - 19º 21'18"E

Phone: +27 (0) 28 384 1418

Mobile: +27 (0) 83 300 2138