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Film & TV Production Services

Film & TV Productions Choose Our Vessel

The MV Horizon has over 50 production titles to her credit, based in San Diego (vessel departs from California), we can handle multiple film crews (shoot three productions over one trip), have film permits, and have years of experience with Discovery Productions, BBC Natural History and many more.

Some of the underwater photographers that we have worked with include:

  • Kyle McBurnie
  • Mark Racley
  • Marty Snyderman
  • Eric Hanauer
  • Chuck Nicklin
  • Phillip Colla
  • Brandon Cole
  • Mark Carwardine
  • Randy Morse
  • Eric Cheng
  • Mark Chamberlin
  • Richard Herrmann

Call us at 844-619-3474

Recent Production Credits

Working with the awesome crew from Hazmat Productions our vessel and team helped support two great shows this year!

Jaws vs Kraken – something shocking is happening in the abyss around Guadalupe Island. Photos of great whites with strange scars believed to be from giant squids have surfaced. Dr. Tristan Guttridge leads a mission to get a glimpse into the battles between the two beasts.

Mission Shark Dome – a team of shark experts uses new dive technology to get closer to sharks than ever before. Dr. Austin Gallagher and Andre Musgrove enter the Shark Dome to allow them to dive without noisy scuba equipment to locate an elusive great white pupping zone.

Two Emmy wins for Great White Shift.

It’s no surprise that a productions company we hosted at Guadalupe Island won an Emmy for their educational documentary on great white sharks called Great White Shift. Winning TWO Emmy’s was the big surprise. Congratulations team!

Below is a short list of research teams, production companies, and individuals that have spent time aboard ship with us working on various projects. America’s Shark Boat. Trusted. Tested. Valued.

Underwater Film and Television:

  • CNN – Oceans
  • Spun Gold Productions – Guadalupe Island White Sharks
  • NGK Japan – Blue Whales of Pacific
  • Big Wave Productions – Shark Week
  • Howard Hall Productions – Bob Cranston, San Clemente Island and Baja’s Coronado Islands
  • Shark Week Discovery – Jaws Strikes Back, Woods Hole REMUS, Guadalupe Island
  • Shark Week Discovery – Jaws of the Pacific, Guadalupe Island
  • Shark Week – Ford commercial great white sharks, Guadalupe Island
  • Galatee Films – Great white sharks, Guadalupe Island for Disney Nature, “Oceans”
  • BBC – “Last Chance to See” television series, Sea of Cortez
  • RTSea Productions – “Island of the Great White Shark” shot at Isla Guadalupe
  • Giant Productions –  Isla Guadalupe, great white sharks
  • Televisa –  Isla Guadalupe, great white sharks “Noticias Primeras”
  • Radiant Pictures – Kirin television commercial Nautical Film Services
  • In production 2022 – 2023

About The MV Horizon

There’s a reason why film and tv productions from the BBC, to Discovery’s Shark Week, choose the MV Horizon for unique shark projects and Pacific ocean destination vessel support. As a US flagged vessel we have a higher standard for vessel support, and our professional crews ensure you stay on budget and get the shots you need. Our services range from pre-production project planning to onscene technical and logistical support and beyond. We depart directly from San Diego to Guadalupe Island for ease of production support and logistics.

  • Spacious rear deck for equipment and sample preparation/handling
  • Rear swim step and ladder
  • 3 inflatable boats with 20hp 4 stroke motors
  • 1500# davit/crane for loading/offloading equipment from the dock or water
  • Camera/work tables in main salon equipped with 120v power
  • Large freezer (2 tons) for sample holding
  • Full dive capabilities including high pressure fills, nitrox and a low pressure octopus system
  • Experienced crew including divemasters/divers, inflatable drivers and deckhands
  • Full galley with experienced chef on board
  • Capable of 15+ days at sea under most conditions
  • 8 cabins and 12 dorm bunks to accommodate up to 30 scientists/assistants/students

San Diego Based Crew

  • 2 United States Coast Guard certified captains
  • 3 sportfishing deck crew
  • 1 chef and assistant
  • Captains and crew are randomly drug tested and CPR/AED certified.

REMUS Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Underwater Drone Support

REMUS Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution Underwater Drone Support

We have been the primary vessel and crew support for REMUS Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution underwater drone technology for two years running at Guadalupe Island for Discovery’s Channel Shark Week. This groundbreaking study revealed, for the first time, underwater predation strategies for great white sharks at Guadalupe Island. The MV Horizon is currently involved in productions in the Sea of Cortez, Guadalupe Island, and beyond.The REMUS 6000 is an innovative, versatile research tool designed to operate in depths ranging from 25 meters (82 feet) to 6,000 meters (19,685 feet or 3.73 miles), allowing for a wide range of autonomous operations – including tracking great white sharks in the wild at Isla Guadalupe.

Underwater RED Photography Production at Guadalupe

Peter Kragh is one of the most respected wildlife cameramen specializing in the marine environment at Guadalupe island. With two Emmys to his credit and award winning underwater productions with BBC Planet Earth and Life, Nat Geo Secret Life of Predators and Imax films Journey to the South Pacific, Under The Sea 3D, and Deep Sea 3D and many more.

Peter has spent more than 75 days over the past 15 years shooting great white sharks at Guadalupe with an extensive library of B-roll for any production need. We highly recommend you reach out to Peter and his team for pre production, RED camera, and white shark B-roll at Guadalupe Island. Call him today at 619-248-4677

Call us today to discuss your next film and tv project. We’re staffed by a seasoned dive and marine science crew, and competitive on vessel charter pricing 844-619-3474

Contact Us for Your Film and TV Production Vessel Support Needs

Call to discuss your film and TV production vessel support needs. We’ll make your next oceanographic film, TV production or documentary a success. Since 1971, we have been exploring the West coast of the Pacific.

Horizon Charters
H&M Landing
2803 Emerson St
San Diego, California 92106

Phone: 844-619-3474