5 star rating: Highly Recommended 198 Reviews

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  • Location: Haleiwa, Oahu
  • Duration:  2 hours (approx.)

Book the Oahu Shark Dive to enjoy a thrilling encounter with sharks! Cruise from Oahu's beautiful North Shore to your viewing spot, where you'll observe the ocean's top predators up close from a secure underwater shark cage. Your expert crew will ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for everyone on board, whether you wish to enter the cage or view the sharks from the boat.

Highlights

  • 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 gray reef sharks, sandbar sharks and hammerhead sharks
  • Expert crew ensures your safety and enjoyment
  • Option to enter the shark cage or view from the boat

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What You Can Expect

Oahu Shark Dive

This shark adventure cruise could change your outlook on sharks!

Departing from Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor on Oahu's beautiful North Shore, relax on a 3-mile (5-km) cruise to your shark-filled destination. Along the way, you may see Hawaiian green sea turtles, dolphins and, depending on the season, even humpback whales!

Your safety is the upmost priority, so your expert crew will give you a safety orientation and a briefing on what to expect during your shark viewing. When you arrive at the viewing spot, strap on your provided masks and snorkels and step inside the secure shark cage. You'll then be lowered into the cobalt-blue water for a 20- to 30-minute shark-viewing adventure.

With a visibility of up to 200 feet (60 meters), you'll feel your adrenaline pump as you watch the ocean's top predators approaching you from the depths below. The sharks will swim just inches away from you, so bring an underwater camera to document this thrilling experience! Don't worry -- you're safe within the confines of the metal cage, letting you view the sharks with ease.

The sharks commonly sighted in this area are gray reef sharks, Galapagos sharks, sandbar sharks and hammerhead sharks, ranging in size from 5 to 15 feet (1.5 to 4.5 meters). The cage holds two people comfortably and can hold up to four people at a time, depending on the weather conditions.

If you do not wish to enter the shark cage, simply continue relaxing on board -- there are ample surface-viewing opportunities as the sharks circle the boat.

Shark sightings guaranteed or your money back!

Itinerary

Pickup is available at the following locations (if option selected):
  • Aloha Tower / Hawaii Maritime Center at Pier 7
  • Ala Moana Hotel / Mahukona Street side entrance
  • Hawaii Prince Hotel / Front Entrance at Valet Desk
  • Ilikai Hotel / Ala Moana Blvd at 3 flag poles
  • Maile Sky Court / Namahana Street side entrance
  • Hilton Hawaiian Village / Great Lawn pickup area
  • Halekoa Hotel / Driveway near front desk (hotel guests only)
  • Halekulani / Front in Driveway (hotel guests only)
  • Trump Plaza / Lobby Driveway (hotel guests only)
  • Sheraton Waikiki / Don Ho Lane tour pickup area
  • Ohana Malia Hotel / Front entrance on Kuhio Ave
  • Ohana West Hotel / Walina Street Side entrance
  • Hyatt Regency Hotel / Koa Avenue entrance at green awning
  • Waikiki Beach Marriot Hotel / Bus Loading Zone on Paoakalani Ave.
  • New Otani / Front entrance on Kalakaua Ave
  • The Kahala Hotel / Front Driveway at Valet Desk

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We had a great time on this dive. We even saw a group of dolphins on the way to the sharks. It wasn't scary at all - I never felt unsafe for a moment. The sharks were plentiful and were awesome to watch. We highly recommend this!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

Amazing tour. Saw loads of sharks, really friendly crew. Thoroughly recommend. If you are prone to sea sickness, definetly take dramamine, as it was quite choppy when we were out there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

The absolute best experience of my life and I have done a ton of stuff. Great staff, great sharks, wonderful to be with these beasts in their home environment instead of an aquarium. I recommend it to all that visit Oahu.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2015

We spent 9 days in Oahu, made a day trip to the big island and did something different every day - this tour was the highlight! The experience was amazing and the crew was excellent. We saw too many sharks to count, some 12-14 ft and the visibility underwater was amazing, I am told it was 150ft. I wanted to do something adventurous while in Hawaii and this had good reviews and I decided to give it a shot. My wife told me to have fun since neither she of the kids would be jumping in a tank with sharks outside. Guess what - both she and my two 9 year old's ended up in the tank and had a blast. You don't need to be great in the water either, you get a snorkel kit, fins aren't needed, and climb down off the boat in to the cage - it is moored out at sea and you meet it with the boat, maybe a 20 minute ride form the dock. One more note about the crew - awesome. I had a nice talk with the captain and he gave me some great tips about the area. Finally, there is a nice little historic town next to the harbor from which the boat leaves, Haleiwa, be sure to give yourselves some time to check it out as well! The shave ice stand there is supposed to be awesome, there were about 50 people lined up when we were there.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!! Lots of sharks to see. We had a great time. Feeding the sharks as we hurled over the side of the boat was even fun. I highly recommend motion sickness pills. Mahalo.

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

This tour was amazing!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

A must do! Bring your own gopro though! It will save you a ton of money!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

fantastic trip .. once in a life time activity.
you get real close tyand personal with these great animals
definitely a five star and recommend this to everyone ...
don't worry if you can't swim... my husband couldn't swim but he loved it

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

The shark dive was amazing! We arrived for the early departure, and were greeted by the boat staff. They were super friendly and were able to answer all of our questions about the sharks as well as the rest of Hawaii’s native marine life. After a short boat ride out to the shark location, we were given a short safety briefing and it was time to jump in! I was a little worried it might be cold, but the water was quite warm. Once we got into the water, we were surrounded by about 15 sharks. I was not expecting them to be so big! They ranged between 8 and 15 feet in length. The sharks come close enough to get some great pictures/video. If you don’t have an underwater camera, I highly recommend getting one before this tour. The photo ops are awesome. For small fee, the crew will also film you from outside the cage, so you can get that perspective. This was definitely a highlight to our time on Oahu. If you have a few hours free – Definitely go swim with the sharks!

5 star rating: Highly Recommended June 2015

Had an amazing time. The crew was very informative and thoughtful. The views are breath taking. We took the 9am trip out on a Friday and felt the time slot was perfect because it wasn't too hot yet.
The sharks were beautiful. Really appreciative nature time.

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