A great white shark is photographed on Chase Dekker's Great White Shark Tour in Monterey Bay.

WHEN: June 5th, 13th, 19th, 25th and July 2nd, 5th, 11th, 17th, & 23rd, 2021 @ 11:00AM
DURATION: 5+ Hours
COST: $125 per person 
REGISTRATION AT: sanctuarycruises.com
GROUP SIZE: 2people (Trips reduced to 15-16 passengers due to COVID-19)

Come aboard with Chase on the Sanctuary for a 5-hour tour to find great white sharks in their natural habitat. On this extended tour, we will venture north along our coast to a protected cove where the sharks come to rest and relax. In these shallow waters, we will have an excellent chance to see multiple sharks, right at the surface! 

While we may see other wildlife, such as whales, dolphins, and more, this tour will mostly focus on finding the great white sharks. In this cove, it is believed that around 10-25 great whites can be found there during any given day, so we expect to find at least 5 during our tour. While many of these great white sharks are juveniles, ranging from 7-10 feet in length, it is very common to see adults measuring between 11-16 feet as well. At times, these sharks seem to become curious of even enjoy the boats presence as they swim right alongside us, giving all onboard an unparalleled view. 

We highly recommend bringing polarized sunglasses to reduce the glare and make it easier to see the sharks under the surface. If you are taking photos or video, we strongly recommend a polarized filter. Feel free to bring your own GoPro/pole to capture footage of them beneath the waves. There are snacks aboard, but since we will be out for 5+ hours, you may want to consider packing a lunch. The weather where the sharks are is usually very comfortable around 70-80 degrees Fahrenheit, but extra layers are always recommended for the transit to and from the shark zone. 

These great white sharks frequent this area for only a few months at a time, so don't miss out on this once in a lifetime opportunity to see the real life "Jaws" for yourself!


  • Born and raised in the Monterey Peninsula giving me years to explore the region

  • 15+ years of experience out in the wild with a wide-variety of wildlife

  • Small groups so all your questions about the sharks and bay are answered promptly

  • Degrees in both Organismal Biology and Zoology to give up to date information about the wildlife we encounter

  • Multiple trips out with great whites, including cage diving experience to help describe the species

  • Thorough understanding of the biology, geology, history, and ecology of the California coastline

  • Extensive knowledge of cameras and how to further your photography skills in the field

  • Joined by a licensed captain who knows the Bay and where the wildlife is


  • $125 per passenger 

  • Parking is not included ($10 cash)

  • Seasickness relief bands can be rented at Dock for $7 each


  • Warm jacket (mostly for transit)

  • Comfortable clothing for warmer area

  • Sunscreen

  • Hat 

  • Non-slip shoes

  • Polarized Sunglasses (A MUST!)

  • Dramamine for seasickness


  • DSLR camera body

  • Wide angle lens (e.g. 16-35,mm 24-70mm, etc. Mostly used for close-ups)

  • Mid range lens (70-200mm)

  • Polarizing filter

  • UV filter

  • Camera bag capable of carrying gear and daily necessities

  • GoPro with long 48"+ inch pole


  • ​Humpback Whale

  • Killer Whale

  • Blue Whale

  • Fin Whale

  • Risso's Dolphin

  • Pacific White-

     Sided Dolphin

  • Bottlenose Dolphin

  • Right Whale Dolphin

  • Long-Beaked

     Common Dolphin

  • Sea Otter

  • Sea Lion

  • Brown Pelican

  • Brandt's Cormorant

  • Great Blue Heron

  • Great Egret

  • Snowy Egret

  • Common Murre

  • Tufted Puffin

  • Rhinoceros Auklet

  • Northern Fulmar

  • Common Loon

  • Black-footed Albatross

  • Harbor Seal

  • Blue Shark

  • Ocean Sunfish

Photos taken on this tour


The Sanctuary Cruises boat sits in the harbor before heading out for Chase Dekker's great white shark photo tour.
  • 43-feet in length

  • Biodiesel Engine

  • Comfortable Indoor Cabin

  • Snacks & Drinks Onboard

  • Bathroom

  • Low to the water 

  • Coast Guard certified

  • Life Vests

  • Can hold up to 40 passengers, so with 15 people aboard you will have plenty of room!


To register for this great white shark trip with Chase as your guide, visit sanctuarycruises.com, where you can sign up. Motion sickness band rentals can be done before tour with cash.


To locate the Great White Shark Tour on the Sanctuary Cruises website, use their online booking calendar and you'll find the tours on these dates listed below. They are titled "Great White Shark Tour"

Departure dates and times:

Friday, June 5th, 2021  SOLD OUT!

Sunday, June 13th, 2021  SOLD OUT!

Saturday, June 19th, 2021 SOLD OUT!

Friday, June 25th, 2021 ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Friday, July 2nd, 2021 ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Monday, July 5th, 2021 ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Sunday, July 11th, 2021 ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Saturday, July 17th, 2021 ALMOST SOLD OUT!

Friday, July 23rd, 2021 ALMOST SOLD OUT!

All departure times at 11:00AM, returning around 4:00PM