Ocean Safari - San Diego, California 

Why not extend your Guadalupe Island adventure with an ocean safari through San Diego Expeditions. Experience sharks, whales, dolphins, sea lions and other pelagic encounters. San Diego Expeditions provides many options and caters to both scuba divers and non-divers alike!

San Diego Expeditions Mako Sharks

Blue and Mako sharks

The pelagic sharks of San Diego offer a very unique, cage-free experience. The calm, inquisitive blue sharks along with the warm-blooded, high energy mako sharks provide intimate yet exhilarating blue water encounters.

Kelp Forests

During the late summer, the kelp forests off the coast begin teeming with fish and invertebrates of all kinds. A unique and beautiful ecosystem, the temperate, nutrient-rich waters of California support vibrant underwater forests at depths ranging from 30-100 feet.


The late summer ocean brings many interesting creatures to the oceans just offshore - from blue whales to common dolphins and mola-mola, you never know what you’ll find.

Where: Pacific Ocean - San Diego, CA

Duration: 3-5 days - 1-2 days blue and mako diving - 1-2 days open ocean for pelagics - 1 day Sea lions / Kelp forests

Max no. of guests: 12 Pricing: $350 per person per day Registration: Deposit 50%

Vessel: 40’ Sport Yacht or 25’ Center Console

- Cage-less open water experiences with blue, mako and hammerhead sharks.
- Pelagic encounters with Whales, Dolphins Mola Mola (Ocean Sunfish).
- SCUBA diving in California’s largest kelp forest.
- SCUBA diving in Coronado Islands Mexico with Sea Lions and Harbour Seals.
- SCUBA diving wreck alley 366’ Canadian Warship HMCS YUKON and 100’ Coast Guard Cutter Ruby E.

*Custom length and Itineraries available

Pacific Ocean Encounters

Tuna and other finfish migrate north from Baja Mexico into Southern California. Hammerhead and mako sharks follow their prey into San Diego, they join the blue sharks which are offshore year round.

The summer water brings both krill and kelp paddies to San Diego, which draws in pelagic wildlife including blue, finback, humpback and minke whales. Bottlenose, Risso’s, Pacific white sided and common dolphins and mola molas.

Kelp forest diving you can find sharks, rays, sea lions, harbour seals along with a variety of marine wildlife in the kelp stalks measuring up to 100 feet long.

Expedition includes:

  • 3 - 5 days on the Pacific Ocean
  • Breakfast, lunch, and snacks on board
  • Beverages
  • SCUBA or snorkel gear (if needed)
  • 7mm wetsuit, hood, gloves and booties
  • Divemaster for in water activities Captain / tour guide

Not included: Travel to and from dock, airfare to and from San Diego, hotel accommodations, travel insurance

40’ Convertible Yacht

Elegant saloon with sophisticated fabrics, a beautiful wood finish and upgraded hardware. All appliances are available including stove, oven, refrigerator, icemaker and microwave. The sofa converts to a double bed and two bunk style beds are in a room next to the stateroom. The forward stateroom has a queen berth, two cedar-lined lockers and an overhead hatch. Access to the head, which has a separate shower stall, is from this stateroom or the passageway. Plenty of room inside and outside on the back deck or up top on the flybridge to get a great view of all the wildlife in the Pacific Ocean.

Custom 25’ Center Console

Speed and wide open views are the specialty of our 25’ center console. For smaller groups this boat provides an excellent platform for an agile open ocean experience. This is a fun boat that gives you the opportunity to have unobstructed views and plenty of room for your family or to enjoy SCUBA trips.


Your day on the ocean will begin around 9am where you will be provided with breakfast on the boat as we motor out to the open ocean. We will be searching for opportunities to show you the incredible wildlife as we travel to our destination. Everything will be provided for you to have an incredible experience with SDEXPEDITIONS.