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Great White Adventures

#22 of 33 things to do in Alameda Features Animals
2038 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2715
+1 510-814-8256
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Sharks out of the water

Do not touch this company. My husband turned up to find the dive had been cancelled. They did not... read more

Reviewed 2 November 2014
Mendham, New Jersey
More sharks out of the water than in! Don't spend a cent with these guys!

As with most reviews of this organisation I have nothing positive to say. I was contacted 5 hours... read more

Reviewed 20 October 2014
Guildford, United Kingdom
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Shark-diving experiences off the coasts of northern California and Mexico.
  • Excellent16%
  • Very good12%
  • Average5%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible57%
27 Feb 2017
“We had a great time and seen a huge shark feed”
23 Nov 2015
2038 Pacific Ave, Alameda, CA 94501-2715
+1 510-814-8256
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Reviewed 2 November 2014

Do not touch this company. My husband turned up to find the dive had been cancelled. They did not telephone him to warn him beforehand. They have not returned calls or e-mails and we need the information to be able to claim from our insurance....More

18  Thank ibukate
Reviewed 20 October 2014

As with most reviews of this organisation I have nothing positive to say. I was contacted 5 hours before my trip to tell me it was cancelled due to poor weather. At this point off went my $300+ dollars to the bottom the sea. The...More

14  Thank seff22
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

16  Thank jakCanada
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

15  Thank Patrick R
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

7  Thank Ben E
Reviewed 7 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
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
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
Reviewed 1 October 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
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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