Our final day of this trip and it went out with pizzazz! We started the day at Petter’s Rock, wow…69 degrees water, 70 foot vis and just amazing. We finished up at Danny’s Dive Inn with giant sea bass, 4 of them to be exact and a 6 gill shark to boot! As far as I know, the first six gill ever seen at SCI off the good ship Horizon. Just underway now for San Diego and shortly after departing the island we had a good look at a fin whale that wanted to say “Howdy!” We’re in tonight for a couple hours then right back out tomorrow for a quick one day to San Clemente. Hope to see you aboard! Captain Spencer
This is a quickie adventure that gives you a quick taste of the goodness! We started the day at Petter’s Kelp for two dives. It was so good the day before that we felt it necessary to venture back . Great vis, 70 feet, and amazing sights with soupfin sharks, schooling barracuda and huge bait balls on scene. Our final site, Little Flower, produced as it has all Summer with leopard and soupfin sharks here as well as a fair number of bat rays. Water 72 degrees and beautiful! We’re on our way home now and have found large pods of common dolphin to be the highlight so far. We’ll let you know if we see anything else en route. Tomorrow morning we depart for Guadalupe Island once again. The sharks are calling and we can’t wait to get back! Captain Spencer
Captain Spencer and the gang are en route to the Island of the Great White Shark today. He will be turning in a report late tomorrow and we will have it posted by Thursday morning. Thank you for following our adventures! We hope to see you aboard soon!
Slow morning of sharking was remedied by a fast and furious afternoon where were treated to 8 different sharks – 6 males and 2 females. Our researcher friend Dr. Mauricio Hoyos came aboard to discuss his work with the sharks during an after dinner Q & A session. The water was a balmy 73 degrees with over 100 feet of vis…vintage Guadalupe! Captain Spencer
Yesterday afternoon lead into today which was completely non stop action from start to finish! We had up to 5 sharks around us for a good portion of the day and all toll viewed 9 different sharks! The water and weather have been beautiful with 72 degree temperature in the cages and over 100 foot visibility! Captain Spencer
In striving to align with the best industry partners we’ve reached an agreement that will find us offering travel through San Diego’s premier dive establishment, Werner and Myra Kurn’s, Ocean Enterprises!
Horizon Charters Marketing and Operations Director Greg Grivetto states, “Our newly formed working relationship is very exciting as we move toward forming alliances with companies of like minded thought. Werner and Myra have formed a very strong forward looking environment at Ocean Enterprises which we are now proud to be part of.”
In the next few months additional relationships will be announced – so stay tuned for more News From the Blue!
On this date on that fateful day in 2001 we were on our second ever shark viewing trip to Isla Guadalupe. Captain Greg was at the helm on that voyage and had the duty of informing all aboard of the mayhem that had broken loose back home. Today we held our breathe that life would remain normal at home as we had a blast with the sharks, and it appears that it did… Another beautiful day at the island with amazing shark viewing all day. 6 different animals visited us today, with up to 3 at a time. First shark arrived on scene at 7:30am and then never let up all day. Late morning we deployed our skiffs and took the gang out to view the shoreside sites including elephant seal and fur seal colonies. Eventually, we’d like to be able to offer shore tours…it’s in the works! Stay tuned for that. We’re underway for San Diego as I write in choppy weather. Not as calm as we’d like but okay nonetheless. We should be back in San Diego around 3:30 tomorrow afternoon….until then, happy sharking! Captain Spencer
Another great ride to the island with fantastic weather yesterday. It’s always nice traveling 215 miles over a calm sea. Today’s sharking started early and was okay for most the day. One shark was with us all day with a few others making passes in the afternoon. Nice water, 100 foot vis and still low 70’s for water temperature. Had a bit of wind this morning, but by day’s end it was nice and toasty. Definite sunscreen weather. Until Manana, Captain Spencer
Another fantastic day of sharking at the Island of the Great White Shark with 3 sharks visiting us today and never more than 10 minutes between sightings. The first shark arrived on scene at 7:20 this morning! Beautiful weather, 72 degree water and great vis at over 100 feet. Tomorrow is our final day and I will have a report in before we depart at 4:00pm. Until Tomorrow, Captain Spencer
Nice night in the massive north bay of Guadalupe Island. The sound of elephant seals and fur seals serenaded us to sleep while beaked whales came within 100 yards of us during the night. Our first shark arrived before we had the cages in the water at 6:40am. Nice way to start the day! Overall the action was a bit slower today with 3 sharks in and out for the day. We went off in our skiffs today offering shore tours, sea based not land. Fantastic photo opps on the big elephant seals and hundreds of fur seals. You really don’t get a true sense of the size of this place until you are along the shore in a small boat looking up a 500 foot cliff face. We’ve just departed for San Diego under windy conditions. I’m hoping the ride is going to be agreeable tonight as I have a good book to finish and its such a bother when I need to hang on to the captains chair. 🙂 Captain Spencer