Our expeditions allow the public to join our missions as citizen scientists who sponsor and participate with leading researchers and marine life advocates to document the underwater environment of these amazing giants in the name of conservation.

Guadalupe Great White Research Expedition 2018

Fins Attached was created to conduct research, promote conservation, and provide education for the protection of the marine ecosystem. Their mission is to help preserve our world's precious resources and through the protection of the oceans apex predators, marine ecosystem balance for the benefit of all living things on earth. With a focus on shark research, shark conservation, public awareness and education, and advocacy affecting international policy to protect our oceans, Fins Attached is a warrior for sharks.





Sharkwater is a 134-foot vessel that was originally built in Japan and used by Japanese fisheries but now has been repurposed for the good of our oceans through the marine research and conservation mission of Fins Attached.



Sharkwater can be a host to many different professions within the field. Scientists, non-governmental organizations (NGOs), marine science students, and documentary crews can have the opportunity to conduct fieldwork, and to achieve their objectives.



Originally commissioned as  "Senshu Maru”, M/Y Sharkwater is an outstanding conversion vessel based on a late model (1997) Japanese research vessel built to military standards and class. She is extremely seaworthy having been created to operate in all conditions.

She was converted to a luxury yacht in 2012 with metal work being done in Japan with interior finishing done in the Philippines. She has a modern white interior style with all guest cabins located on the main deck master stateroom separate on the pilothouse deck.