What do I need to bring with me?
We recommend bringing a bathing suit, sunscreen, towel and a change of clothes. A light jacket or sweatshirt is recommended in order to maintain comfort as the weather conditions fluctuate.
Is there a bathroom on board?
Yes, all vessels are equipped with a bathroom.
Is lunch provided?
No, lunch is not provided, however we do have water and Gatorade on board. You will need to bring your own lunch and any desired beverages. We have a cooler on board where you can keep your items chilled.
Is alcohol allowed?
Yes, anyone 21 and older is welcome to responsibly consume alcoholic beverages.
Are there pictures I can purchase at the end of the trip?
We currently do not offer a photography or videography package. Everyone is welcome to bring cameras, video recorders, and any underwater cameras that they have. Many people are generous enough to share emails so if one person has a GO PRO on board, you may be able to obtain footage from your fellow cage diver. Just ask them!
What types of sharks will I see?
Blue sharks are the most common type of shark seen on the shark cage trip, they are the most social sharks in our waters. We can get up to 10 at a time or more around the cage at times. You may also see Makos and Thresher Sharks. As the water gets warmer we do get the occasional Tiger and or Hammerhead that make a showing.
Will I see a great white?
Great whites are a protected species so as a charter boat, we cannot legally pursue them. We travel about 25 miles offshore and the white sharks tend to stay closer to the shoreline where the seals congregate. As the Great White Shark population rises, we may encounter more each season.
How long is the ride out?
The ride is approximately 90 minutes.
What if I have to cancel my trip?
Please see Terms and Conditions for our cancellation policy.
Do I have to pay for parking?
No, unless you are departing from FAIRHAVEN. If you depart from Fairhaven you will be required to park across the street from Earl’s Marina. It is a town lot called Hoppy’s Landing and the fee is $7.
Do I have to bring any equipment with me?
We provide all equipment needed at no additional cost. We have an assortment of wet suits if desired, including masks and snorkels. You are welcome to bring your own if you wish.
Will I get seasick?
If you are prone to motion sickness or typically do not go offshore often, we suggest taking preventive measures. If you choose to take preventative measures, it is important to start taking it the night before the trip. Taking anti-motion sickness mediation as we depart the dock will be ineffective.
What time do I have to be at the dock?
Please arrive at the dock no later than 20 minutes before the scheduled departure time.
Where do I meet the vessel on the morning of my trip?
FAIRHAVEN: Please wait at the picnic tables on the cement patio until the crew comes to escort you to the vessel.
SOUTH YARMOUTH: Please park in the gravel lot. Gather your party in the restaurant parking lot and the captain will come to get you.
NANTUCKET: Please wait by the dock masters office until we call you on our approach to the dock. We will notify you upon our arrival and will have a crew member escort you to the vessel.
MARTHA’S VINEYARD: Please wait up on the main dock by the picnic benches. Due to local fire code, we cannot have people loitering on the active fuel dock. We will call you when we arrive and a crew member will escort you to the vessel.
Am I guaranteed to see sharks?
We are dealing with wild, unpredictable, apex predators. Our captains and crew have over 70 combined years of experience interacting with sharks. We have a 98% success rate with sharks to the cage and the vessel. Our professional crews will do everything in their power to show you a great experience.