M/V Islander Virtual Tour

Our vessel, M/V Islander, was designed and built specifically to carry passengers comfortably off the Southern California and Baja coast. From the Channel Islands to Guadalupe Island to the Revillagigedos, the Islander has seen them all. Great White Shark enthusiasts should be encouraged to know that the Islander was part of the fleet that first noted the presence of White Sharks at Guadalupe Island. Our vessel is inspected and maintained to not only meet, but exceed, the United States Coast Guard’s stringent standards. Our home fleet, located in San Diego, is the largest passenger carrying sport fleet in the world.

Dive Equipment

Islander is outfitted with twin Bauer air compressors for reliability and abundancy. Our custom air system provides air to our cages all day and our ample air storage system refills at night meaning no running compressors during the day. Our transom mounted hookah system provides air safely and efficiently with an ease of use appreciated by novice divers.

Equipment Handling

Islander is equipped with a mechanical boom for handling heavy items such as skiffs, shark cages, jet skis and research equipment. Islander is fitted with a 24ft boom capable of lifting 1000 lbs. of deadweight.

In the Galley

The salon area is spacious with room for twenty guests at one seating. Complete with TV, DVD and a large selection of movies, the salon is an excellent place to wind down after a day of diving. Islander Charters recognizes the importance of fine food on the water. The galley is fully equipped for any style of cooking providing passengers with a wide range of cuisine. From traditional meals to the freshest fish in the world, Islander Charters cuts no corners in an effort to present a truly memorable dining experience. Dietary restrictions are not a problem and the chef will accommodate any needs. Vegetarian, vegan, dairy/gluten/nut-free options are available upon request.

The Interior

The Islander is designed with passenger comfort and safety in mind. The boat has 11 air conditioned staterooms offering storage and washbasins. All bunks have single beds with foam mattresses, fresh linens, blankets & pillows. All doors can be secured from inside. Main deck has two complete heads, each with hot showers and complimentary toiletries.

Inside The Wheelhouse

Join us for the trip of a lifetime: Diving with Great White Sharks

Islander Charters has been delivering world class Great White Shark cage dives 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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Contact Information

Hours of Operation:

In general, Mon - Fri
9 AM to 6 PM PST
Hours may vary by season


(619) 224-4388