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Haleiwa, United States
Oahu Shark Dive
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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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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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
Must do!!!
Jennifer_D
, Aug 2022
Absolutely loved this experience! Crew was very informative. Saw 6 sharks at a time..definitely worth the experience and will do it again!
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
I was afraid of sharks until this tour!
Lori_D
, Aug 2022
We went on the Oahu Shark Dive when staying on the North Shore. It was a fast 30 min drive from Turtle Bay. A quick boat ride out and we were right on the sharks! We saw 2 Galapagos sharks up close & under the cage within 3 feet of us. Amazing! I was very sea sick and the Captain made me feel comfortable telling me it is common & she let me sit on the back of the boat with her on the way back. Super sweet Captain & fun assistant on the boat! Lots of jokes to lighten the mood bc we were all a little nervous. I’m so happy we did this! Once in a lifetime for me! Bucket list checked off!
star-5
Perfect
Carsten_J
, Aug 2022
Tim was a very nice guide, we saw sharks, he explained a lot, can recommend him. . But the sea out there is very turbulent, you have to be able to deal with that.
star-5
Great experience, would definitely do again.
Kiel_B
, Aug 2022
We were able to see multiple sharks while on the dive. The guides were very informative and helpful during the experience.
star-5
had a great time
Jose_U
, Aug 2022
we had a great time, were able to see sharks. an experience that we would never forget. staff was friendly
star-5
Fun time with shark's
Nick_V
, Aug 2022
My son's and I had a GREAT time, the crew was attentive and knowledge. My wife was a little sea sick an they very much were concerned about her comfort as well.
star-5
So much fun… would highly...
stacey_v
, Jul 2022
So much fun… would highly recommend Dramamine if you even think you’ll get sick.. half our boat got sick.
star-5
Man eater of a good time
Thomas_D
, Jul 2022
The sharks and all the sea life we saw. Awesome. The water was so beautiful and clear. I would do it again.
star-5
We saw sharks
Sunshine_R
, Jul 2022
The tank experience was amazing. We saw about 6 sharks but there were three the whole time. You spend a good amount of time in the tank. The crew were helpful and entertaining. Go early in the morning for a smaller number of people.
star-5
Shark Week
Henry_C
, Jul 2022
This whole experience was priceless! Would definitely recommend this for all ages & you don’t have to know how to seim
star-5
Great tour, had 4 sharks so close you could touch them.
MArk_M
, Jul 2022
Great excursion. About a 30 min ride out to the cage and out group of 5 spent 15 min in cage. We had 4 good size galapagos sharks (6'-9') swimming around, so close at times you could almost touch them. Then a 30 min ride back. Seas were a little rough, even when in the cage. Dramamine is recommended if you are prone to motion sick ess. We had two people on the boat get sick. Recommend you go early in the day, as the seas pick up as the day goes on.
star-4
Best thing we did on Hawai'i
Kerstin_T
, Jul 2022
Awesome experience! We saw numerous sharks swimming around us. Ample time in the shark cage to take great photos and videos. The only downside was the sanitary facilities on site. Very bad by American standards. Please add a note to the tour that it is not recommended for people who get seasick easily. The boat rocked extremely.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Krstin so sorry about the bathrooms at our harbor the star of Hawaii has no pride in taking care of our harbors. we have tried so many times to clean thing up but away run into a harbor master that has no compassion. she always stops us by saying that we need permission to do any at the bathrooms. we have also tried to lock them up after the day to keep the homeless out but harbor lady stops us. we will keep trying thanks Joe.
star-5
Fun time in the choppy water!
Wesley_D
, Jul 2022
Great experience to see the sharks up close from inside the cage. It was really choppy water, but the experience was still worth it!
star-5
Spectacular Tour-Must do with teens!
Kimberly_C
, Jul 2022
This was a fantastic trip! 100% guarantee to see sharks was the truth! We had 5-7 huge sharks swimming all around us. The crew was very friendly & helpful. Definite must do when on the island!!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank you so much! Joe
star-5
Awesome adventure
Matt_K
, Jul 2022
Great outing! We were surrounded by 6-8 10ft Galapagos sharks. Water was very choppy but didn’t take away from the experience at all. Would highly recommend.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Thank for coming Joe
star-5
Awesome
Christine_G
, Jul 2022
We saw so many sharks! It was an awesome experience for our family! The crew was friendly and funny!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
AloHa Joe
star-5
An Amazing Once In a Lifetime Experience!
Cuong_V
, Jul 2022
Water was a bit rough in the cage and I did get seasick on the way back. However, it was a phenomenal experience seeing 3 Galapagos sharks! I'd say it was a once in a lifetime experience as the tour guarantees a shark sighting. Definitely worth the time and money - do it!
icon Response from Host , Jul 2022
Aloha Joe
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Loved every minute
kajk193
, Jul 2022
I greatly enjoyed this adventure. It was so serene staring out into the dark blue water then watching as a 6 food Shark slowly swam right by me. Never once did I feel unsafe or that the crew was not taking our safety seriously. The water was extremely choppy and being in the cage for 29 minutes was a little rough at times but worth it. I would recommend this tour to anyone interested in getting close to these amazing animals.
star-5
Wow! Must do when in Oahu!
Alyssa_F
, Jul 2022
Awesome experience! Highly recommend to anyone who has wanted to cage dive. Crew is super helpful and knowledgeable.
star-5
Sharks are a must see
Marina_D
, Jul 2022
Maddie and captain Grizzle were amazing, really fun and me us feel comfortable cracking jokes to ease the tension, for us first timers. We sailed out first thing in the morning, we later learned they feed at night so if you want to see more sharks go later in the day, we only saw 2 sharks 🦈 that morning but that was more than enough for me. If you are looking for a good time, maybe push yourself to be adventurous this is a must. Check it off your bucket list!

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