Ready to see a Great White Shark face to face?

Islander Charters has been delivering world class Great White Shark cage diving since 2004. We offer 5 day all-inclusive trips to Guadalupe Island, Mexico – the mecca for Great White Sharks. We are a family owned American company and every trip departs from/returns to San Diego, California.

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Why We're Different

  • 100% Success Record
    We have a 100% success record diving with White Sharks. We guarantee you will see Great White Sharks on your trip or you can come again with us for free.

  • Travel Choices
    All boats must clear customs with authorities in Ensenada, Mexico when going to and from Guadalupe Island. On every trip, without exception. Although the Islander is an American flagged vessel and can board our passengers in the U.S., we choose to depart from Ensenada. This saves our passengers 20+ hours of additional ocean travel when compared to boarding the boat at our home dock in San Diego.

  • Award Winning
    We are the only business shark diving at Guadalupe Island to receive a special recognition award from CONANP in conjunction with SEMARNAT, PROCER, and Reserva de la Biosfera Isla Guadalupe, achieving 100% in all qualifying categories.

  • 100% Safety Record
    A 100% undisputed diving safety record. We've had zero cage breaches, accidents or incidents between a shark cage and a Great White Shark at Guadalupe Island.

  • Exceptional Crew
    Not only is our U.S. crew the most experienced dive operators at Guadalupe Island, they are all federally licensed and participate in the U.S. Coast Guard’s random drug testing program.

  • USCG Certified Vessel
    Our vessel, M/V Islander, is fully licensed, annually inspected, certified and safeguarded by the United States Coast Guard.

  • Limited Loads
    Although our vessel can accommodate up to 33 passengers, we limit our divers to only 16 per trip. We keep our groups small to offer our divers a unique & personal experience. This increases your cage time and allows us to maintain an exceptional crew to diver ratio.

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Shark Adventure Guadalupe

I always wanted to do a great white cage diving trip, so I googled those trip in the US. Islander Charters was one of the first to pop up, so I read about them and contacted them to book a trip. Everything from initial communication...

Most incredible trip!

Once in a lifetime journey. The crew and food were unbelievable! You won't be disappointed, and will definitely go home with an experience of a lifetime. Extremely knowledgeable crew that catered to every request. Saw 16 different great white sharks on our cage dives...

Bill C, Corsicana
One of the best trips of my life!

I was recommended Islander Charters by an acquaintance and i am so glad I listened. This was a standout experience of my life from the service, food, professionalism and of course the amazing sharks. We were so well looked after...

Britishgal1234, San Diego California
Extraordinary Trip! Totally over the Top

Extraordinary Trip! Divemaster Jimi is a super fantastic host and a Great White expert! He and the Islander Crew know how to bring you this experience. This is a Great White Shark Expedition...

Doug V, Toronto, Canada

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Contact Information

Hours of Operation:

Monday through Friday:
9 AM to 6 PM PST
Saturday and Sunday:
hours vary by season


(619) 224-4388