Horizon Charters Guadalupe Liveaboard Reviews & Specials - Bluewater Dive Travel

Horizon Charters

Horizon Charters
Horizon Charters
Horizon Charters
Horizon Charters
Horizon Charters
Horizon Charters
Horizon Charters
Horizon Charters

Destination: Mexico

Guadalupe Island (5 Nights) | From $559/night

Book Now Button

Horizon Charters Quick Pitch

Horizon Charters are the first vessel and crew to discover great white sharks and pioneer shark cage diving at Guadalupe Island in 2000. The MV Horizon is the perfect vessel for all your diving needs. Whether you are joining for the first time, or chartering the dive boat for the week as a return guest, they have the experience, the dive crews, and the equipment to make your next dive vacation a success.


Why You'll Like MV Horizon

  • US-flagged and Coast Guard Certified
  • All-inclusive price, no added taxes/fees
  • Lowest all inclusive price guarantee
  • Vessel boarding and departures from San Diego (no bus rides)
  • Shark diving for everyone. Value, safety, excitement!
  • Multiple camera tables
  • 3 full and varied meals a day plus beer and wine included.
  • Nitrox available



The shark expedition aboard the MV Horizon leaves directly from San Diego's H & M Landing.


Dive Overview

Scuba diving with the friendly Horizon crew gets you up close and personal with the oceans wildlife, staffed by a professional and supportive dive crew. A cage diving dive trip to Guadalupe Island is an experience not to be missed by big animal lovers and underwater photographers.

[See: Guadalupe Dive Travel Guide]

 Back to Menu  



Types of Cabins, Amenities and Photos

Book Now Button

Horizon Charters Accommodation Overview

MV Horizon has 8 carpeted and air-conditioned cabins and 12 dorm bunks to accommodate up to 30 people.

  Back to Menu  


General Facilities

Book Now Button 

Horizon Charters Horizon Charters


Horizon Charters Boat Features

  • 2 restrooms with hot water showers
  • 1 hot water deck shower
  • Clothes dryer
  • Entertainment center in salon
  • E-mail and satellite telephone communications available
  • Soda fountain and ice makers
  • Meals, fountain drinks, coffee, tea and snacks included on all trips
  • Spacious sundeck


Horizon Charters Dive Facilities

  • Multiple camera tables inside and out
  • Battery charging stations
  • Large freshwater rinse barrels
  • Continuous dive deck and camera handling service
  • 2 Bauer compressors with 4400 cu. ft. air storage system
  • DNaX Nitrox available
  • Air and Nitrox fills to 3500psi
  • Tanks, weights, and belts provided
  • 1-3 inflatable chase boats for emergency assistance
  • Underwater diver recall system
  • Refrigerated and live-well game storage on select trips


Food & Drinks Aboard MV Horizon

Catering to every diet and taste the Chef prepares meals to remember. You’ll be enjoying 3 full and varied meals a day, with all the snacks you can eat, and beer and wine included. Depending on your diet, they are very flexible and will cater to whatever your requirements are including vegetarian options. Put simply, the food on this trip is as memorable as everything else and you will not go hungry.    

Back to Menu  


Schedule & Rates

Horizon Charters Schedule & Rates

Book Now Button 


2021 Schedule & Rates

All rates are in USD and are per diver. For more information regarding availability, please contact us





Guadalupe Great White Shark Diving

5 Days


Email Us

Back to Menu  Other Options



  • Fees and taxes included in the price
  • Chef-prepared meals
  • Beer and wine
  • Unlimited air fills
  • Wetsuits, hoods and gloves
  • Weights and weight belts
  • Bedsheets, blankets and pillows



  • Gratuities 
  • Mask and snorkel
  • Trip insurance 
  • Towel
  • A $255 island park fee not included.

Back to Menu  Other Options

Other Dates & Availability

For more information on other departure dates that are not listed above and on availability email us at info@bluewaterdivetravel.com or call us at +1-310-915-6677 and we will gladly help you plan your dream dive vacation! 

  Back to Menu  


Dive Information & Destinations

Book Now Button

Guadalupe Great White Shark Diving

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 on America’s Shark Boat, the MV Horizon.

  • 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


Sample Itinerary - great white shark diving

Horizon Charters

  • Boarding Night - Welcome aboard America’s Shark Boat! Your Guadalupe Island shark 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 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 rotations that will last another full day today. Epic shark dinner tonight, as we always celebrate our shark divers on Day 3!
  • Day 4 - On Day 4 we depart 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.

Back to Menu  


Other Information

Book Now Button

Boat Specifications

  • MV Horizon is 80 feet long with a beam of 25 feet, wide and stable platform for diving
  • 3250 gallons of diesel fuel with 1500 nautical mile cruising range
  • 10-knot efficiency cruising speed
  • 700 gallon freshwater storage
  • 1100 gallon per day freshwater making system
  • 120v electrical system
  • 120v outlets in cabins and salon
  • Twin John Deere 6125AFM 400hp main engines
  • Two John Deere 4045 – 50 kw generators
  • Electronic Equipment
  • GPS – (2) Furuno
  • Radar – (2) 48 Mile Furuno
  • Simrad 36 mile Radar/plotter
  • Single Sideband Radio (2)- Furuno & ICOM
  • Depth Sounder – (2) Furuno
  • VHF Radio – (2) ICOM
  • Weather Fax
  • Satellite Telephone (2) – KVH & Iridium


Practical Information

  • Time Zone: UTC-6
  • Local Currency: MXN (Mexican Peso)
  • Language Spoken: Spanish & English
  • Electricity: 120 V

Back to Menu  


Got Questions? Ready to Book?

Call us today at +1-310-915-6677 or email us info@bluewaterdivetravel.com

And let us book your dream vacation!

 Back to Menu  


Underwater Gallery 

Book Now Button

Horizon Charters Guadalupe Liveaboard Horizon Charters Guadalupe Liveaboard

Back to Menu


Reviews (1)


The Horizon is the best liveaboard for the area of the Southern Channel Islands. It frequents San Clemente, Catalina and Santa Barbara islands, Cortez Bank, Tanner Bank, and occasionally visits Isla San Martin and the San Benitos islands off Baja. The boat is clean and well-maintained. The two captains are excellent, and the crew is experienced, friendly and helpful. There is a serious emphasis on safety, including a required briefing prior to departing the dock. Nitrox is available from a membrane system. The cabins are comfortable, as are the bunks, and all have full linen service. The food is pretty good and plentiful.

The only negative is that recently it has prioritized Guadalupe shark cage diving, and fewer trips are available to the Channel Islands each year. But if you get on a trip, the diving is consistently amazing. Highly recommended!

Visited on 03/2021 - Submitted on 03/11/2021


Sign up for the mailing list today