1. Swim with Blue sharks in San Diego!
  2. Swim with Blue sharks in San Diego!
  3. Swim with Blue sharks in San Diego!

Swim with Blue sharks in San Diego!

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Tour Cost: $439 (Per person) Private charter: $1650 (Up to four people) Description Join our experienced captain and shark expert guide in the thrill of snorkeling with one of the most beautiful shark species, the majestic blue shark. Departing from mission bay in San Diego aboard our custom-built 21’ Rib boat HOA-KAI (Hawaiian for Ocean Friend) in a four-passenger open ocean expedition. We’ll explore the biodiverse offshore waters of San Diego on the lookout for blue sharks. The San Diego Blue Shark Expedition is a unique opportunity to enjoy blue sharks in their natural environment in a professional, safe, and sustainable shark encounter. Max capacity: 4 Guests (Please note a minimum of two guests are needed for this expedition to run. If we don't reach the threshold we'll do our best to reschedule you at our earliest availability, alternatively, we'll issue a full refund) Expedition Includes: Light meals, water, and healthy snacks. You are welcome to bring your own food. *Please let us know if you have any food allergies. Exclusions: Snorkel equipment (Fins, Mask, 5mm Wetsuit) is not included. Please enquire if you need us to provide snorkel equipment for an additional rental fee ($50.00). Recommendations: We recommend you to bring a warm set of clothes and a towel -Layering works great- We’ll be most of the day under the sun so please bring reef-safe sunscreen, sunglasses, and a hat. If prone to seasickness, we recommend you to take a dose of seasickness medicine the night before your expedition and another one before the trip. Please note our Zodiac boat cruises at 20+ mph and although our Captain will maneuver to avoid 'bumps' there's always the possibility to encounter unexpected rough seas. With this in mind, we do not recommend our expeditions for people with back or neck problems. FAQ's 1- Is it safe to swim with Blue Sharks? We have a 100% Safety record; no one has ever been bit or injured in our expeditions. Always have in mind that sharks are wild animals and that we’re entering their habitat, caution and respect are key, our shark expert guides will brief you on the proper techniques and logistics to safely snorkel with these beautiful animals assuring you a safe, fun, and educational shark snorkeling experience. 2- Are we snorkeling inside a cage? No, this is a cage-less adventure. 3 - What kind of behavior can we expect from the blue sharks? Blue sharks, although cautious, are naturally inquisitive; With the proper techniques, they will approach us cautiously until they get more comfortable with our presence. The ideal situation is if a calm and curious shark comes to check you or your camera out, it’s a wonderful treat you will likely never forget. 4 - Can I touch the sharks? Human skin is coated with oils and bacteria, which can damage marine wildlife. Touching sharks or any other wildlife is strictly prohibited (Even when using gloves). Please remember, we are guests in their environment, bring your ocean etiquette. 5 - What is the minimum age required for this expedition? You must be at least 15 years old to participate in this activity. *We may be able to make exceptions for younger diver-certified guests accompanied by their legal guardians. 6 - Do I need to be certified as a diver? This is a snorkeling experience, as such, you are not required to be certified as a Diver. However, we require you to be in good physical shape, comfortable in the water and familiarized with snorkeling. If in doubt, please reach out to us. We reserve the right to provide this service if we deem you unqualified. The safety of our guests and the wildlife we visit is paramount, thank you for understanding. 7 - Which other species of sharks we might encounter on this expedition? This is a Blue shark expedition however, we might also encounter and snorkel with Mako sharks (Isurus oxyrinchus). Especially in the summer months when the water is warmer. Although uncommon there’s also the chance to see hammerheads. Wildlife Disclaimer: Please note that to the unpredictable nature of wildlife, we are not in a position to guarantee any shark sightings. However, we’ll do our best to improve our chances. There's always something to discover at sea, patience is a well-rewarded virtue at the open ocean.

Captain is included.
A captain is provided by the listing owner to host and operate the trip.
Capacity
4 guests
Tours, Lessons, and Diving
Tours
MM

Owner:Manolo

I'm a wildlife filmmaker with over a decade collaborating with National Geographic, Discovery Networks, and multiple other broadcasters, specializing in ocean-based content. I truly love the San Diego waters and when not being used on my natural history productions I'm happy to offer my 21' Zodiac RIB boat 'HOA-KAI' (Hawaiian for Ocean Friend) so you can experience the wonderful marine wildlife of the San Diego coastline.

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Features & Details

Length
21ft
Year
2010
  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Center Cockpit
  • Fuel type: Gas

Approximate Location

You’ll get directions to the departure location when you make a booking.

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Cancellation Policy

Full refund up to 10 days prior.

Additional Terms & Information

Cancellation Policy: 100% of the trip payment is required at the time of booking to reserve the expedition. You can cancel up to two weeks before the trip for a full refund*. We reserve the right to cancel any expedition due to unfavorable weather conditions, in this case, you will be informed and rescheduled at the earliest date available. Alternatively, and if you prefer, you will receive a refund for the full amount. Cancellations with less than 48 hours of advice are not refundable.

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