FrontRunner: Shark Week

<< Back to Robb Report, October 2005

San Francisco–based Shark Diver (888.405.3268, www.sharkdivers.com) has been dropping clients into Great White–infested waters off the Mexican coast for more than five years. This summer, the tour provider and outfitter acquired the M/Y Kayana, a 120-foot Vosper Thornycraft vessel designed by the late Jon Bannenberg, to transport thrill-seekers to the murky marine environment in comfort and style.
 
The Kayana accommodates as many as 10 passengers in five double staterooms, each with a private bathroom and satellite television. The yacht’s nine-member crew includes diving experts and a chef, as well as a videographer who will join you in the Kayana’s 50-square-foot, high-tensile-aluminum cage to document your underwater adventures on DVD. The boat departs from Isla Guadalupe (known as Great White Heaven), a former prison island 210 miles west of Ensenada. Private charter of the yacht costs approximately $100,000 per week, which includes the equipment, instruction, and manpower required to encounter these animals eye to steely eye.

Escape from the throngs of tourists at Angkor Wat to secluded villa retreats…
The new Sanctuary Collection of suites takes a top resort in Mauritius to another level of luxury…
This retro-chic resort takes a modern approach to the classic British farmhouse…
The recently renovated ships feature all-new woodwork, upholstered furniture, and more…
US Open - Billie Jean King National Tennis Center
These New York hotels offer extravagant amenities and close proximity to the grand-slam tennis...
Photo by Thomas Hart Shelby
Robb Report’s senior travel editor visits Los Cabos’ hottest new hotel to open since Hurricane...
A Global Journey by Private Jet, October 13 through November 4, 2016...
Photo by Giorgio Salvatori
Italy’s storied Motor Valley is best understood from the seat of a vintage roadster...
Now travelers can touch down within a few miles of Mukul, the boutique beach, golf, and spa resort…
The stylish hotel offers fashion fans access to one of Italy’s most important shopping districts…