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Great White Adventures

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2038 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2715
+1 510-814-8256
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Why wasn't I smart enough to read these reviews before I got ripped off like so amny others??!

My son and I did the trip to the Farallon Islands with Great White Adventures in... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2014
jakCanada
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LEAMINGTON
Do you enjoy wasting your hard-earned money?

Well if so this is the adventure you! The scariest part was seeing the piece of carpet they were... read more

Reviewed 13 October 2014
Patrick R
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Santa Ana, California
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Shark-diving experiences off the coasts of northern California and Mexico.
  • Excellent18%
  • Very good10%
  • Average7%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible55%
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“bucket list” (3 reviews)
“solmar” (3 reviews)
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Reviewed 20 October 2014

My son and I did the trip to the Farallon Islands with Great White Adventures in October..supposedly the best time for seeing great whites. This was to be a long awaited trip at the top of our bucket lists. We foolishly expected that the charter...More

17  Thank jakCanada
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Reviewed 13 October 2014

Well if so this is the adventure you! The scariest part was seeing the piece of carpet they were going to use to "lure" the sharks. I can honestly say that my blood ran cold from the realization that I the only chance I had...More

16  Thank Patrick R
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Reviewed 11 October 2014 via mobile

This was a dream trip for my wife, turned out to be over sold and very disappointing. A while was spotted (not a shark) and the crew was excited..... Why? When entering the water you see the visibility is 10 ft.... No chance of seeing...More

8  Thank Ben E
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Reviewed 6 October 2014

This operation is a tourist trap at best. It sounds exciting but read the two years of reviews on line before wasting your money. I wish we had done that. My review will echo the reviews of those who felt ripped off with a few...More

15  Thank Melissa H
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Reviewed 4 October 2014

I want to start by saying this review is about the 5 day trip with GWA to Isla Guadalupe, Mexico. I believe it's the same group that books for the Bay Area (Farrallon) Trips. Anyone complaining about a 2 hour "choppy" boat ride, get over...More

3  Thank DaveM5509
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Reviewed 3 October 2014

Was on the SOLMAR V from Sept. 25th - 29th 2014 for Great White Shark Cage Diving. The crew was the best! Food was 5 star, Sleeping bunk as you would expect to find on a live aboard dive vessel. This was the trip of...More

3  Thank Rob H
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Reviewed 30 September 2014

This trip is a joke: Lets see: - $800 pp - the 3 hour puke inducing ride out to Farralon (on a good day) - stories about all the sharks seen "yesterday", but none today - as many trips as you can stomach down into...More

4  Thank spartywarrior
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Reviewed 29 June 2014

TL:DR Just don't book this trip, there aren't enough ways to get sharks to the surface and you probably won't see a great white, much less a predation event. It's too much money to not have at least a 50% chance of seeing a great...More

6  Thank Dan W
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Reviewed 1 March 2014

My husband and I went November 6 swells were at least 4-5 feet we actually had the following day booked as well eager to see two days worth of sharks but happy to know the 7th was cancelled due to "swells" . Where to begin...More

13  Thank DedeL424
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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...More

1  Thank Sybil37
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