This trip cannot be done in a day as the rugged volcanic island is 210 miles out in the Pacific and takes about 18-20 hours by boat to get. But we’re making an exception because you might never be this close to arguably one of the best places in the world to cage dive with great white sharks again. The biosphere ranks so well thanks to its remote location, excellent water visibility, and healthy seal population. So if coming eye-to-eye with Jaws in open water is on your bucket list, add some time to your itinerary to take an all-inclusive live-aboard journey with a company like Horizon Charters or Incredible Adventures.
Getting There: Most trips depart from San Diego or Ensenada, but shuttles from Tijuana or SD are often included in packages. Arriving the day before you’re scheduled to set sail is recommended.
Travel Tip: The season typically starts in July when feisty males start showing up. Numbers peak August through October; expect to see double-digit sharks each day. MId-October through December is referred to as the time of the titans as sightings will mostly be of female sharks the size of a Jeep (18-20 feet long)