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Address: 2838 Garrison St, San Diego, CA 92106-2720
Phone Number: +1 619-224-4388
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Islander Charters, Inc. Is an ocean adventure based company specializing in...

Islander Charters, Inc. Is an ocean adventure based company specializing in 5 day, all inclusive, Great White Shark cage diving trips to Guadalupe Island Mexico (departing from San Diego, CA). Join us for an incredible experience you'll never forget seeing majestic Great White Sharks from the safety of our non-collapsible cages in their natural habitat. It is the trip of a lifetime!

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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... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Bill C
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Corsicana
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Corsicana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

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, many of them multiple times. Safety was the crew's number one concern.

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Thank Bill C
San Diego, California
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22 reviews
8 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 October 2016

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 by the FANTASTIC crew who worked round the clock to make sure we were safe, well fed, had a drink... More 

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Thank Britishgal1234
Clawson, Michigan
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

TRIP OF A LIFETIME! If you want to see the Great White Shark up close and personal, this is the trip for you. The crew were very knowledgeable about the Sharks as well as the Island and surrounding area. The Sharks are drawn to the cage by the hard work of the crew, who are constantly wrangling them to the... More 

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2 Thank joeygilberg01
Toronto, Canada
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

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. You are aboard a fishing boat with its sole purpose to get you up close and personal with these magnificent creatures. This is not a floating hotel... More 

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3 Thank Doug V V
Greece
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5 reviews
4 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016 via mobile

I took my first trip out in Guadalupe Island last September 2015 with another company. I loved the experience and the trip, but something did not feel right for me, so I decided for my return to try Islander Charters & SDX. Both companies had great reviews but for some reason I couldn’t explain Islander Charters & SDX felt more... More 

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6 Thank Renata Z
Denver, Colorado
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9 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 September 2016

So let me start by saying that my trip was paired...it was Islander Charters in conjunction with SDX dive charters. (Shark Diving Xperts) The SDX owner was on the trip, so I will try to only include information that I know fell to Islander instead of to the SDX company (for the record, I wouldn't use them again either.) The... More 

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1 Thank Hootiemcfly
IslanderCharters, Owner at Islander Charters, responded to this review

Dear Lisa, I am so sorry to hear you did not enjoy your trip. We will definitely be speaking with the cook regarding any attitude he may have directed at you - that is not in his nature and I am surprised to hear it but we will make sure he understands that it is unacceptable. I'm also sorry the... More 

Las Vegas, Nevada, United States
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103 reviews
10 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2016

It is just like Discovery Channel's Shark Week - up close and personal. While the boat is slow and sometimes bumpy, you'll forget all about that once diving. Crew was a friendly and a great help. There was a set schedule to dive, but that dissipated by the first afternoon and you could go down as much as you wanted.... More 

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1 Thank John A
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016

I went on a Guadalupe trip with Islander Charters in October of 2015 and I couldn't be more impressed. The crew, boat, and food were top notch! I never once had to ask for anything and was taken care of the entire time. The sharks were incredible as we saw sharks on every time in the cage! I will definitely... More 

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2 Thank Richard B
Birmingham, Alabama
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3 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2016

Fun group on our Oct 2015 trip to Guadalupe. For anyone looking for 5 star accomodations, this isn't it but anyone looking for a laid back trip with lots of knowledgeable people, this is worth it. It's also great that the staff will stop or slow down along the way to give you time to see the dolphins, whales &... More 

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3 Thank Bamagrad75
Newark, Delaware
1 review
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

This was a bucket list trip for me and it went way beyond what I expected. The close encounters with ENORMOUS sharks literally within 1 - 3 feet of the cage made this the trip of a lifetime. When they turn and face you, there's something primordial in you that says I shouldn't be here, but I knew I was... More 

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