Great White Shark Tour


As the marine ecosystem in Monterey Bay has improved, there has been a population explosion of great white sharks.

This three to four-hour tour is your opportunity to see some of the most exciting wildlife in the bay up close and personal from the comfort and safety of the boat Our vessel provides easier spotting from an elevated viewpoint rather than a boat closer to the water. Naturalists on board educate you on these fascinating apex predators as we head toward the wreck of the S.S. Palo Alto, also known as the cement ship, located near Aptos in Santa Cruz County. This sunken ship provides sharks plenty of food since it has become an artificial reef full of easy prey.

The home of one of California’s newest and most active populations of great white sharks, this rookery is a breeding ground where you may spot both juveniles and adults up to 20 feet long! Along the way, you may still get to see the many humpback whales and dolphins in our path.

What You’ll See: Very large great white sharks – if you’re lucky.

Tip: The best way to spot a shark is to wear polarized sunglasses and scan the horizon looking for dark shadows and dorsal tips protruding from the water. Shadows may look like kelp that is moving and not staying in one spot.

This is one of our most popular tours and trips sell out fast!


$99.95 - Adults Main Deck (Ages 12+)
$84.95 - Children Main Deck (Ages 3-11)
$119.95 - Adult VIP Upper Deck (Ages 12+)
$104.95 - Children VIP Upper Deck (Ages 3-11)

Times: Sundays @ 12:30pm
Duration: 3-4 hours
Availability: During the summer months (seasonal)
This is one of our most popular tours, and trips sell out fast!