Our guests are escorted in comfort aboard an air-conditioned coach from San Diego to Ensenada. We pick you up at 9AM on Day 1 from a central San Diego location and , once we clear the US/Mexican border at Tijuana, it’s a 1 1⁄2 hour scenic drive down the coastline of northern Baja. Solmar V departs Cruiseport Marina at approximately noon for Guadalupe Island.
We arrive Guadalupe Island on Day 2 in the early morning, which gives us plenty of time to get the shark cages in the water and begin your unforgettable adventure. Our cages are in the water from sunrise to sunset on Day 2, 3 and 4.
Our escorted panga (skiff/Zodiak) rides around the island have become a very popular feature on Solmar V trips to Guadalupe Island. Our onboard amateur naturalist, Geronimo, has been with us for over 12 years and has developed quite a following among our guests. Geronimo appreciates the opportunity to share his knowledge of the area, particularly the seals and the birds, creating another fantastic opportunity for photography and video.
As we bid adios to the seasonal, prolific great white shark population of Guadalupe Island at the end of Day 4, our guests settle in for the comfortable crossing back to Ensenada, arriving by noon on Day 5. We then transport you back to San Diego aboard the escorted luxury air-conditioned coach that afternoon. Due to the sometimes unpredictable circumstances at the Tijuana/San Diego international border, we advise our guests to book your return flights either late that evening or the next day.