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Address: 2038 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2715
Phone Number: +1 510-814-8256
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Shark-diving experiences off the coasts of northern California and Mexico.

Shark-diving experiences off the coasts of northern California and Mexico.

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Save your money for the Mexico option, the faralon trip for divers is a waste of money.

This was a dream trip for my wife, turned out to be over sold and very disappointing. A while was spotted (not a shark) and the crew was excited..... Why? When entering the... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 11 October 2014
Ben E
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Guildford, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2014

As with most reviews of this organisation I have nothing positive to say. I was contacted 5 hours before my trip to tell me it was cancelled due to poor weather. At this point off went my $300+ dollars to the bottom the sea. The offer to re-book was made but living too far away this was not possible. The... More 

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14 Thank seff22
LEAMINGTON
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12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2014

My son and I did the trip to the Farallon Islands with Great White Adventures in October..supposedly the best time for seeing great whites. This was to be a long awaited trip at the top of our bucket lists. We foolishly expected that the charter would go outside the park boundaries and chum to bring sharks to us. No such... More 

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16 Thank jakCanada
Santa Ana, California
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2014

Well if so this is the adventure you! The scariest part was seeing the piece of carpet they were going to use to "lure" the sharks. I can honestly say that my blood ran cold from the realization that I the only chance I had of seeing a shark was looking at a book of sharks in the cabin. There... More 

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15 Thank Patrick R
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10 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

This was a dream trip for my wife, turned out to be over sold and very disappointing. A while was spotted (not a shark) and the crew was excited..... Why? When entering the water you see the visibility is 10 ft.... No chance of seeing a shark at all. Not even that many seals are there,no food source for the... More 

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7 Thank Ben E
Santa ana
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3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2014

This operation is a tourist trap at best. It sounds exciting but read the two years of reviews on line before wasting your money. I wish we had done that. My review will echo the reviews of those who felt ripped off with a few added thoughts. In talking to fellow travelers on the boat I found that we all... More 

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15 Thank Melissa H
Corona, California
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36 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

I want to start by saying this review is about the 5 day trip with GWA to Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. I believe it's the same group that books for the Bay Area (Farrallon) Trips. Anyone complaining about a 2 hour "choppy" boat ride, get over it! The trip to Isla Guadalupe was 20 hours of 8-10 ft gut wrenching swells!... More 

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2 Thank DaveM5509
Smiths Falls, Canada
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27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2014

Was on the SOLMAR V from Sept. 25th - 29th 2014 for Great White Shark Cage Diving. The crew was the best! Food was 5 star, Sleeping bunk as you would expect to find on a live aboard dive vessel. This was the trip of a lifetime! If you have the heart to view nature in all it's glory, this... More 

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3 Thank Rob H
Plymouth, Minnesota
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12 reviews
8 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2014

This trip is a joke: Lets see: - $800 pp - the 3 hour puke inducing ride out to Farralon (on a good day) - stories about all the sharks seen "yesterday", but none today - as many trips as you can stomach down into the no visibility, nothing to see, spin sycle of a washing machine, cage. You go... More 

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4 Thank spartywarrior
San Francisco, California
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014

TL:DR Just don't book this trip, there aren't enough ways to get sharks to the surface and you probably won't see a great white, much less a predation event. It's too much money to not have at least a 50% chance of seeing a great white. DEFINITELY don't travel to the Bay Area for this trip. You probably read the... More 

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6 Thank Dan W
Los Angeles, California
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2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

My husband and I went November 6 swells were at least 4-5 feet we actually had the following day booked as well eager to see two days worth of sharks but happy to know the 7th was cancelled due to "swells" . Where to begin with this horrible review . The boat ride Is 2 1/2 hours out to the... More 

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