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Haleiwa, United States
Oahu Shark Dive
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Overview

Set out from Oahu’s scenic North Shore to the depths of the big blue Pacific, where you have the chance to observe wild sharks from inside an underwater shark cage. Thanks to your professional, experienced crew, the Oahu shark dive is completely safe as they know the predators’ behavior, and the underwater cage provides proven safety against all different species of sharks. Whether you’re in the cage with sharks right in front of you or watching from up in the boat, Oahu shark diving is a Hawaii activity you’ll definitely never forget.
  • Dive with sharks on this thrilling cruise from Oahu's North Shore
  • Spot turtles, dolphins, and humpback whales on the way to your shark-viewing spot
  • See the ocean's top predators up close from a secure underwater shark cage
  • Common sightings include Galapagos sharks and sandbar sharks
  • Expert crew ensures your safety and enjoyment
  • Option to enter the shark cage or view from the boat
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Expert crew
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Local taxes
Food and drinks
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Towels, swimwear, suntan lotion
Transportation from the Waikiki area
High definition underwater video service upgrade available on the boat for additional $75
66-101 Haleiwa Rd , 66-101 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

Please drive out to Haleiwa Harbor on Oahu's north shore to meet the boat. Due to Covid-19 we are not currently offering van transfers to the harbor.

This activity will end right where it started.
Your Oahu shark dive begins at Haleiwa boat harbor on the island’s famous North Shore, where you motor out to the open ocean offshore. While cruising out to the shark diving area, there’s a chance you could see dolphins, sea turtles, surfers or even humpback whales in winter, and the view looking back at Oahu’s shoreline is worth the trip in itself.

Since safety is one of the top priorities for the Oahu shark diving crew, receive a briefing on safe practices and how to act in the cage. Then, when it’s time to finally go looking for sharks, strap on your masks, step in the cage, and your shark watching adventure begins when you’re lowered in the water.

Out here in the open ocean away from the runoff and waves, visibility can often extend to as much as 200 feet (60m). When you first catch sight of a graceful shark swimming slowly but purposefully towards you, there’s a sudden and potent rush of adrenaline you simply can’t contain. Before you can even be scared, however, the sharks have swum to within inches of the cage and are circling in front of your face.

In the waters around Oahu, the most commonly sighted sharks you might find are Galapagos, Hammerhead, and Sandbar sharks, which range from 5-15 feet (1.5-4.5m) dependent upon their age. For travelers wanting to dive as a group, the cage can comfortably hold two adult divers and up to eight at a time—though it depends on current weather conditions and the amount of movement in the water.

And, if you simply don’t want to dive in the cage but are hoping to see some sharks, there’s still plenty of thrilling action you can experience while viewing from the deck of the boat.

Money-back guarantee that you see sharks!
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Please note: You are required to call the local tour operator 24-48 hours prior to tour to reconfirm booking; contact information is provided on your confirmation voucher
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers
  • OPERATED BY North Shore Shark Adventures
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Oahu Shark Dive?
A:The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Shark Dive.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Oahu Shark Dive?
A:The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Shark Dive.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Oahu Shark Dive?
A:The policy on staff health & safety is:

  • Regular temperature checks for staff
See all safety measures taken by Oahu Shark Dive.

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  • "Be sure to have your waterproof camera or case because you’re not going to want to miss a minute of all this action." See review
  • "I recommend taking motion sickness pills at least an hour prior to your trip." See review
  • "Aerial and crew were very professional and safety is no.1 priority so follow their instructions carefully." See review

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star-5
Unbelievable experience....
David_R
, Jun 2022
Unbelievable experience. Had a great time and will do it again when we come back. The Crew was great and we absolutely loved it
star-5
A great experience!
Daniel_P
, Jun 2022
We had a great time. Saw plenty of sharks, a barracuda and one tropical fish that looked to be seeking safety from the predators by our cage. The crew were awesome, took lots of time to answer questions and were very entertaining. Would highly recommend to everybody.
star-5
Just awesome!
Samuel_W
, Jun 2022
Being able to be so close to shark. An unbelievable experience that I will remember for the rest of my life.
star-5
Like an episode of National Geographic
Kyle_F
, Jun 2022
The shark dive was awesome. We’d never seen anything like this in our lives obviously so it was really really cool. The dive operator and ship captain were extremely funny and welcoming. We even saw a group of 15 + dolphins jumping up out of the water around the boat on the way back.
star-5
Great experience
Thomas_K
, Jun 2022
Tour operators were very helpful. We DID see sharks very close to us. It was a really great experience.
star-5
It’s Amazing Seeing Sharks Up Close
TaraS_L
, Jun 2022
What an amazing adventure! It’s not scary and very exciting. You’ll be on a boat, so take Dramamine so you don’t get sea sick. The sharks are everywhere and so beautiful. They do t come too close, so it’s not scary-at all. It’s a once-in-a-lifetime experience and we’re all glad we went. Awesome little town with great food and shops, so bring some walking shoes and a change of clothes.
star-5
Great time - seeing...
Mike_O
, Jun 2022
Great time - seeing sharks up close like this was a once in a lifetime experience. Crew was great and really insightful. Anyone with an 'adventurous' streak would love this!
star-5
10 out of 10
Sarah_L
, Jun 2022
10/10 - this was an awesome experience. They make it so interesting and easy. It was a great time - even the 15 year old who wasn’t crazy about boats had a good time.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
Nice Thanks Joe
star-4
Great experience, kids...
Anonymous
, Jun 2022
Great experience, kids loved it. My only suggestion would be to throw a small cooler with a bottle of water after the exhaustion of the experience.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2022
???? OK Aloha Joe
star-5
A must do when in Hawaii!
Cynthia_E
, Jun 2022
What an amazing experience! The crew were on time, informative and experienced. The water was calm, our surroundings were beautiful, it was a great start to our trip!
star-5
Best day ever!!
Maddie_L
, Jun 2022
This was the coolest thing I’ve ever done in my life!! The sharks really come right up to you and look at you, but you feel very safe and secure in the cage. The crew was awesome and the view of the island from the boat is unbeatable. I’ll never forget about this experience!
star-5
Chance of a lifetime
Brooke_N
, May 2022
I have never been more terrified and excited at the same time! The crew made the whole experience fun and Informative. I would love to do it again if I make it back to Oahu!! Thank you so much!
star-5
Freaking amazing!!!
Doneica_S
, May 2022
Totally recommend!! I went with my 9 year old son and had the most amazing time! Awesome communication starting the day prior. Got to the shack to check in. Was super prompt and gave us directions the the restrooms (yikes! 🤮). Got on board early and had a fun crew!! Got to see beautiful sites from a very clean boat. Went three miles out and rode some amazing waves. We opted to be the second crew to swim. I’m glad we did. The 20-30 minutes waiting our turn was fun watching the sharks and swimmers from the boat. We got our goggles and snorkels and hopped in! Immediately we were surrounded by Galapagos sharks. They were stunning! The entire experience was something I could relive everyday. You must do this!! Bonus: we bought shirts at the end and they threw in a toddler shirt for my daughter who wasn’t old enough to swim. Seriously, this company knows how to extend the Hawaiian island spirit. Thank you!!
star-3
Only 20 minutes
Landon_R
, May 2022
Should’ve gotten more time in the cage for the price. And should’ve been specified that we would only get 20 minutes in the water.
star-5
Amazing! Must do!
Jocelyn_C
, May 2022
This was an amazing experience! There were like 15 sharks out there! MINIMUM! There’s a check for the bucket list!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Great experience
Santiago_M
, May 2022
Great experience. Booking was easy, communication was on point, crew were fun and professional and the sharks were amazing.
star-5
Do the Dive!
Felisha_T
, May 2022
Captain Fisher and his crew were super kind and funny. Made our experience way better. They kept us safe and made us feel comfortable
star-5
Awesome, must do!
Sonal_B
, May 2022
Lots of sharks, there was 100% guarantee of sighting. The crew was great and entertaining, they watched our 4-year old while we were in the cage. They give you plenty of time in the cage.
star-3
It was just OK
Larissa_D
, May 2022
The bathroom at the harbor is a public bathroom that was super super dirty with no bathroom supplies or doors to stalls. Staff knowing that should well advise or at least provide minor toiletries since the boat does not have a restroom. Did not feel trip was worth the price paid but it was cool to be close to sharks in their habitat.
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Larissa the State of Hawaii is letting our harbor go to waste they have no pride in our harbor. The Harbor master in this harbor only is there to give the boat owners a hard time and make it one of the worst harbors in hawaii. We pay 3% of our gross or $1.50 per passenger what ever is the highest to the state. None of this money is put back into our harbor for improvements. I have complaint to this harbor agent many times to no avail. Joe Pavsek owner North Shore Shark Adventures.
star-5
Won’t forget this experience!
Elizabeth_C
, May 2022
We had an awesome shark experience! We totally suggest this excursion. Thank you to the crew too! They made us feel comfortable & safe. We would do it again :)
icon Response from Host , May 2022
Thank you soooo much Joe

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