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Cage dive with sharks in California

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California Cage Diving: Great White Sharks

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Cage Diver San Francisco

The Incredible Great White Shark Adventure

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California Cage Dive

Join us on a one-of-a-kind journey to San Francisco’s Farallon Islands, off the coast of California, home of one of the largest adult white shark populations on the planet.,

Get into the water with great white sharks the size of cars. Watch from the deck as white sharks prey on the local seal population. Learn little-known facts about one of the ocean’s most feared predators from our knowledgeable shark team. It’s an incredible adventure in an incredible place.

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Dare to Visit A Very Wild Place

Cage Dive in California with Great White Sharks

One-day white shark adventures depart from Marina Bay Yacht Harbor (Richmond Marina) in Richmond, California. The marina is in San Francisco's East Bay region and is approximately 30 minutes from San Francisco and Oakland airports.

We typically leave the dock by 9 am to insure we’re on location and have our shark cage in the water during peak sighting times. On the way to the islands, a naturalist certified by California’s Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary will share information about Farallones and the white sharks, seabirds and other wildlife that inhabit the area. We’ll be back at the dock no later than 9 pm.


Getting There is Half the Fun!

You'll travel to the Farallones aboard the Derek M Baylis, a specially-designed 65 ft research sailing vessel. If we’re blessed with wind, we’ll sail. If not, we’ll motor. The Baylis provides a safe, comfortable and environmentally-friendly platform for research and education.

While the focus of our trips is cage diving with white sharks, we realize some would prefer to stay on the boat and observe from the deck. Those who join us as topsiders will find they have a very important role. Those not cage diving serve as "lookouts", standing alongside our naturalists and scanning the horizon for signs of shark activity.


Now Booking for 2024

Featured Dates:

October 19, 20, 26, 27

November 2, 3, 9, 10

Call to schedule a private charter or for additional date options



Cage Diver - $925

No dive experience is necessary. A certified dive instructor will teach you everything you need to know. Our shark cage floats so your head will be just below the surface and you’ll be able to breathe from an air hose while you move about the cage, taking photos and having fun. There's no need for you to pack your own dive gear. All you need to bring is a mask and warm clothes for before and after your dive. We'll provide a wet suit for you to wear during your dives, meals and refreshments on board. The waters near the Farallons are cold and murky but you'll be nice and toasty when the shark action heats up.


Topside Observer - $675

Help scan the horizon for fins and watch for breaching sharks attacking their prey. Be sure to dress warm and in lots of layers. This option is perfect for those who want to see sharks but prefer to stay dry.


Private Charters - Call for pricing



Incredible Adventures great white shark adventures are offered select Saturdays and Sundays, during the months of October and November. (We've picked the prime months for shark viewing.) Our boat can comfortably accommodate 12 cage divers and 4 topside observers.


Important Notes

There's No Shark Guarantee

We go to the best places at the best time of year with the best shark crew, but we cannot guarantee you'll see sharks. Our California shark diving expeditions take place within a protected marine sanctuary. We are permitted to use a seal-shaped decoy to increase sightings, but we are not allowed to bait. We go to observe white sharks feeding on the local seal population. If we see no sharks, THERE IS NO REFUND. If we are unable to deliver your adventure due to weather or unforeseen mechanical problems, THERE IS NO REFUND. If we are forced to cancel your scheduled trip due to weather or mechanical issues, there is no refund. We'll immediately issue you a credit that can be applied toward a future San Francisco shark trip in the same year, or following year. THE PURCHASE OF TRIP INSURANCE WITH WEATHER CANCELLATION COVERAGE IS STRONGLY RECOMMENDED.


Seasickness Happens

There is a good chance you'll experience a bit of seasickness on our shark adventures. Seas can be rough. Even our experienced shark dive crew still gets seasick from time to time. You can help minimize your chances by taking a seasickness remedy both the night before your great white shark trip and the morning of your trip. If you do start to feel poorly on the ride out to the Farallons, our staff is there to help you. Often a little time on the deck in the fresh air is all it takes to make you feel better.



Incredible Adventures conducts its great white shark expeditions according to the terms and conditions set out in Greater Farallones National Marine Sanctuary Education Permit GFNMS-2015-011-A5.

E-mail or call Cage Diver today for further details: 800 644-7382

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Suit Up & Dive with Great White Sharks
Just 30 Miles Outside of San Francisco, California

As seen on California Live, NBC Los Angeles, Ross Thomas Reporting (December 12, 2019)

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