SD Ocean Expeditions

Ocean expeditions

We pride ourselves in our ocean expeditions.

At SDE we command a thorough understanding of our environment and the animals we work with, which allows us to ensure an elite level of safety on our ocean expeditions – both for our guests as well as the animals.  By carefully planning our trips alongside experts in the field, we are able to provide ocean experiences unlike any other.  We believe an expedition should be more than simply getting close to an amazing animal.  A great expedition should be an enlightening experience – what begins as a sense of wonder and excitement should evolve into an understanding, a respect, and a compassion for the animal.  This is the SD Expeditions difference.  It is in this transformation that you create for yourself a wholesome experience you won’t be able to forget.

 

 

Blue & Mako Shark Freediving/Snorkeling

Season:

Year-round:

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Adventure into the open ocean and experience shark diving without a cage. On this one-day trip we’ll witness the beautiful Blue Shark and the muscular Mako in their natural environment. These sharks nearly disappeared ten years ago, and we hope you’ll appreciate their comeback as much as we do. Blue sharks!

 

 

 

Gray Whale Excursion

Season:

Winter to early spring

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Join SD Expeditions for a truly unique Gray Whale watching experience. We’ll take you out on our private inflatable boat to witness the San Diego section of their epic 10,000 mile migration from Alaska to Baja. Gray Whale fluke off San Diego

 

 

 

Mola Expedition

Dates:

July – September

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The largest bony fish in the world, the docile and goofy-looking mola mola is one of our favorite animals to encounter. We’ll hop from kelp paddy to kelp paddy looking for schools of these docile fish, and we’ll also look for the larger individuals basking on the surface in the open ocean.  Photographing the ocean sunfish

 

 

Sevengill Shark Diving

Dates:

March –  May

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Scuba dive with these prehistoric-looking sharks in the kelp forest at La Jolla Cove. Each spring, these large sharks congregate in the kelp beds, and their slow swimming nature make them a great subject for photography.  Sevengill shark scuba diving at La Jolla Cove

 

 

La Jolla Leopard Shark Snorkel

Dates:

May – September

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Ease into shark diving! For a great family experience, come snorkel with the harmless La Jolla Leopard Sharks in the calm, warm shallows just off La Jolla Shores. Leopard sharks of La Jolla