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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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Farallon Island Great White Shark Adventure--"Buyer Beware!!"

Hello, I just returned from a trip to the Farallon Islands to see the Great White Sharks. This has always been a dream of mine, having read "The Devils' Teeth", and having... read more

2 of 5 bubblesReviewed 14 October 2012
Mitch1990
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Vancouver, Canada
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Dällikon
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 November 2013

We joined this trip on October 27th and really enjoyed our day. We were top side observers, and even though no one saw a shark that day the crew was really friendly and provided a lot of very interesting shark information. About six weeks before my sister had joined a whale watching boat, which stopped at the Farallon Islands, where... More 

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1 Thank Sybil37
Fremont
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61 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2013

My wife and I took this trip as it looked like something unique: opportunity to see marine life in a protected sanctuary. The experience is really aimed for divers as the experience is to be in a shark cage in the water to see great white sharks. We came as "topside observers" which means that we stayed on the boat... More 

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1 Thank Shikhar B
San Carlos, California
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

I'd recommend this to anyone interested in a unique adventure. The Farallon Islands are an amazing protected marine/nature sanctuary. The experience of going out through the Golden Gate, 30 miles to sea and spending the entire day out on the ocean is wonderful!! The cage diving was fun, a truly unique experience (I'm not a certified scuba diver, so was... More 

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Thank Dee R
BC
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24 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2013

It's San Fran not the Caribbean so the the people complaining about poor visibility and the cold can't blame their own ignorance. Reality it you're going to freeze, with or without a wet suit. You are probably not going to be able to see more than 15 feet in front of you on a good day, so chances are you... More 

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1 Thank Shannonp252
New York City, New York
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19 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2013

One star for the friendly crew. But we didn't go to hang out with a friendly crew on a boat, this trip is a total scam. The chances of seeing sharks under water are slim to none. The water is extremely cloudy and we apparently went on a great visible day- 10 feet of visibility. If it was more then... More 

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11 Thank KathyMasl
Springfield, Ohio
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2013

Please, please, please listen to the other reviews. The Farallon Island tour was nothing short of big money wasted. I honestly regret not looking these reviews up before booking this expensive trip. The tour literally consists of being out on a boat for 12 hrs to see absolutely nothing. It appears that poor water visibility, abundant jellyfish, a few sea... More 

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9 Thank Meg B
Manchester, New Hampshire
2 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 September 2013

Went on the trip to the Farallons Sept. 21, 2013. I should have known when as we approached the islands I heard over the radio, "the show has to start some time this year" My friend and I did two 30 minute dives looking at murky green water. The "decoys" they deploy are thrown out and eventually wind up floating... More 

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6 Thank Kirk M
Vancouver, Canada
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5 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2012

Hello, I just returned from a trip to the Farallon Islands to see the Great White Sharks. This has always been a dream of mine, having read "The Devils' Teeth", and having dived with sharks (sans cage) in the South Pacific. I booked my shark adventure with Dive Discovery, who were very professional in all aspects of the shark encounter... More 

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186 Thank Mitch1990
Pt Pleasant
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14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2012

After watching shark week and having already planned a trip to San Francisco we were eager to add Great White Adventures in Emeryville to our itinerary. we were told by Nina directly that the Doubletree Inn offers a morning shuttle to the dock and a discount for shark divers. Upon check in neither were granted. We reached the Farallon Islands,... More 

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26 Thank bellePointPleasant
Vila do Porto, Portugal
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4 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2012

I don't think the trip to the Farallon are anything special but the trip to Guadalupe is perfect! Good food, good crew and boat and lots of sharks!

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