America's shark boat


Become face to face with a Great White Shark in the clear waters of Punte Norte, Mexico! Or dive with Tiger Sharks in the Bahamas! An all-inclusive liveaboard with meals and drinks included. MV Horizon America's Dive Boat has 8 air-conditioned cabins.

No single white shark cage diving vessel in the world has inspired more shark divers at Guadalupe Island. Since 2000, when our liveaboard first rounded Shark Fin Rock at Guadalupe and dropped shark cages into the gin clear waters of Punte Norte, divers and white shark researchers have been in awe of what this location has become – 18 years later

We offer shark cage diving for everyone. Years ago, when we were the only US flagged white shark diving vessel at Guadalupe Island, we created a great white shark liveaboard experience that anyone could enjoy. You don’t have to be diver certified to cage dive with us. We designed the first ever shark cages that anyone could dive in, shark diving made easy!

You can pay more to cage dive with great white sharks (Carcharodon carcharias) at Guadalupe but why would you? Amazing chef prepared meals and snacks? Included. Free beer and wine? Included. In fact, if you find a comparable shark diving vessel offering a 5 day shark cage diving expedition to Isla Guadalupe for less, we’ll match their price.

Bunk Style Cabin

America's shark boat has eight carpeted and air-conditioned cabins Additional open berthing with privacy curtains and reading lights 2 restrooms with a hot water showers.

  • Air conditioning
  • Hot water shower
  • Bunk beds

Route Options

6 Days / 5 Nights (Approximately 12 dives in total)

Highlights -Shark cage diving for everyone -5 Day shark diving charters -San Diego to Guadalupe Island -All permits, fees and taxes included in the price -US Flagged vessel with all US crew -Chef prepared meals, beer and wine included -Lowest price guarantee -Guadalupe cage diving since 2000

Guadalupe Island Shark cage diving, it really is as thrilling as it looks! You have always wanted to experience the world’s top white shark cage diving destination at Guadalupe Island, and now you can – for less than you imagined. Face off with great white sharks this year on America’s Shark Boat, the MV Horizon. Since 2000 we have been pioneering shark cage diving, underwater shark photography, shark research, and Film and TV with sharks at this unique and pristine white shark location. We are your next shark diving adventure. Great ready for excitement and let’s go cage diving!

Shark Diving For Everyone We specialize in taking non certified divers, or first time shark divers, into the exciting world of great white sharks. Dive with us and discover hands on shark research and shark conservation at Guadalupe Island. Shark Diving For Everyone is our commitment to showcase the incredible world of white sharks with a combination of 18 years of cage diving experience, a cage system designed exclusively for non divers, top notch shark staff and cage diving crews with years of hands on shark experience. We have been cage diving and naming many of the white sharks you’ll be diving with this year. From the incredible 19+ foot Deep Blue, most likely the largest great white shark in the Pacific, to many of our regular white sharks like Scarboard, Lucy, and Mau. These amazing animals have become more than just whites sharks to us as we encounter them year after year – we met Scarboard 16 years ago – they have become our sharky friends.

Itinerary: Boarding Night Welcome aboard America’s Shark Boat! Your Guadalupe Island shark cage diving adventure starts right here. Our helpful crew members will show you to your accommodations in San Diego and get you settled into your cage diving home away from home for the next few days. Ship orientation and departure tonight. Guadalupe Island and great white sharks here we come!

Day 1 After leaving San Diego Bay we enter Mexican waters while passing Islas Coronados. We are now officially on our way to Guadalupe Island for the best cage diving with great white sharks in the world. Today is a day of travel and relaxation while the crew prepares for the next few days of shark diving. This is your chance to get your sea legs and get prepared for tomorrow and your first cage dives with the white sharks of Guadalupe!

Day 2 Welcome to the “Island of the Great White Sharks,” Guadalupe Island! Our shark cages are deployed by 7:00am each morning with white shark encounters to follow for the entire day. You may take a break at lunch, depending on the mornings viewing activity, and we will stop sharking at last light from the mountains each day when the sharks start their nightly seal hunt at depth. Plus, dinner is calling in the galley. Oh, and one last thing, when you go to sleep tonight know that just a few feet away from your bunk, white sharks are prowling below you, sleep tight!

Day 3 Main day shark diving for everyone. By now you are a newly minted Horizon Charters Shark Diver, congratulations we knew you could do it! We open the shark diving pool at first light and with a small group of shark divers aboard, usually half of the divers are in and half are out of the water on 1 hour cage diving rotations that will last another full day today. Enjoy an epic dinner tonight, as we always celebrate our Guadalupe shark divers on Day 3!

Day 4 On Day 4 we depart Guadalupe island shortly after lunch for San Diego. This is your last chance to say goodby to our great white shark friends, and for your last cage diving moments at the island. Be sure to have your cameras ready as we pass the famous Shark Fin Rock on the way back. Adios Isla Guadalupe!

Day 5 We travel north to San Diego, California for a 3:30 to 5:00pm arrival in port. We will arrange your shuttle to the airport or your local accommodations. Farewell shark divers, it was exciting while it lasted. Congratulations! You are officially a shark diver!

Guadalupe's ORIGINAL shark boat. Since 2000, when our liveaboard first rounded Shark Fin Rock at Guadalupe and dropped shark cages into the gin clear waters of Punte Norte, divers and shark researchers have been in awe of what this location has become – 17 years later.

Shark cage diving time for our guests average between 15-20 hours three days of diving. This is due to our cage capacity and our limited amount of guests. Unlike some great white shark operators who only offer 45 mins in total, on our trips, by the 3rd day we often see divers sitting out rotations out of choice as they have simply seen so much.

Vessel Details

Year Built / Refurbished 1971
Speed 10 knots
Guest Numbers 16
Number of Cabins 8
Diesel Capacity 3250 gallons of diesel fuel with 1500 nautical mile cruising range
Disalination & Water Capacitity 1100 gallon per day

Available Experiences



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Dates Duration Route Room Type Price
21 Sep 2019
26 Sep 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Shark Cage Diving Bunk Style Cabin £2474
27 Oct 2019
1 Nov 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Shark Cage Diving Bunk Style Cabin £2471
8 Nov 2019
13 Nov 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Shark Cage Diving Bunk Style Cabin £2471
14 Nov 2019
19 Nov 2019
5 Nights Guadalupe Shark Cage Diving Bunk Style Cabin £2471