Great White Shark Adventures
in San Francisco
Dive the Farallon Islands - It's an incredible
great white shark adventure.
You don't have to be a certified diver to climb
into our shark cage for a chance encounter with one of the ocean's
most feared predators.
of the Farrallones Marine Sanctuary is home to some of the
world's largest great white sharks. These islands (Southeast Farallon
and Maintop Island) off the coast of San Francisco are the winter
water playground of adult great white sharks measuring 15 to 20
feet long. (4.5 meters to 6.1 meters). (More info on the history
of the Marine Sanctuary here.)
The sharks come to the Farrallons to dine on the local population
of Northern Elephant Seals. You'll find yourself rooting for the
seals as they compete in a race for their lives against some of
the planet's most incredible marine predators. Watching this natural
great white feeding event is an experience you'll never forget.
Incredible Adventures will take you to this very special place
aboard one of two vessels carefully chosen for their ability to
provide comfortable travel to such a remote and often harsh place.
Together with our team
of dive instructors, naturalists and shark diving specialists,
you'll experience nature like you've never experienced it before.
We don't chum the waters or otherwise interfere with life at
the Farallons. Decoys may be used to attract great white sharks
closer to the boat so you can better observe these magnificent
creatures, but we are really at the Farallons to observe natural
feeding events. This isn't a trip to your local aquarium. It's
a rare opportunity to watch as a giant great white shark chases
and consumes its prey.
Go for the Sharks. Discover
So Much More.
|There is only one reason to visit the Farallon
Islands: Because it is the spookiest, wildest place
| ~ Susan Casey, author
of "The Devil's Teeth,
A True Story of Obsession and Survival Among America's
Great White Sharks"
Peter Winch, Farallones Visitor Center Naturalist, explains
why the Farallons is one of the top places in the world to see
great white sharks:
water upwelling produces large plankton blooms, making this the
best place to come for food for all types of wildlife.
Humpback whales and blue whales travel all the way from southern
Mexico and Costa Rica to feast on the abundance of anchovies and
krill. Leatherback sea turtles journey from Indonesia to eat the
jellyfish, and sea birds called shearwaters come from Australia
to fatten up on the fish.
The shelter and isolation of the magnificent Farallon Islands
make these outcrops the largest seabird colony in the contiguous
United States. Five different types of seal and sea lion also
shelter there, which in turn are food for the oceans most thrilling
and perfect predator…. the Great White Shark.
To the north of The Farallones is another National Marine Sanctuary,
the underwater island or seamount, Cordell Bank. Directly south
of The Farallones lies the Monterey National Marine Sanctuary,
a massive underwater canyon with an abundance of diverse species.
Day Shark Dive Adventure
|The Devil's Teeth, as
it's known, is a 211-acre cluster of rocky, jagged islands
that not only are a sanctuary for some of the most endangered
marine wildlife but, from September to November, also
serve as a refuge for the biggest white sharks in the
world. It takes a true adventure seeker to embark on
this trip, long known as the Mount Everest of shark
Amy Sorlie, Great
White - a journey to the shark-infested
waters of the Farallon Islands , American Way Magazine,
Incredible Adventures conducts its great white shark expeditions
according to the terms and conditions set out in National Marine
Sanctuary Permit GFNMS-2011-005