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Fantastic experience. Fun, friendly boat crew on this tour who could answer any questions. Saw many sharks on the dive and could hear the whales in the distance when in the water. When back on deck also saw the whales breaching nearby.
I didn't brave the waters, but stayed on deck whilst my friend jumped in the cage. Awesome experience with a group of friendly guys running the tour. Even if you don't want to get in the cage, I would still highly recommend this tour as you can see many sharks from the boat.
Second time I have done this tour and again, amazing experience. Seas were pretty rough this time, and felt sick, but this was taken away by seeing not 200 meters away 2 humpbacks diving, tails in air....amazing
Even though the weather was rough, the water was choppy. It was so serene underwater. I was scared to do this, the sharks are large, but they were not interested in us, they just swim by the cage, close encounters which is great for picture opportunities. Well worth doing. I loved it.
Fantastic experience. The trip was awesome. All staff, from the bus driver to the captain were friendly and knowledgeable. I was a little apprehensive about being sea sick however on the day conditions were perfect, with calm blue water and sunny sky. There were about twenty sharks circling the cage by the time we were ready to swim. What a sight these creatures are. The experience was unforgettable. I would highly recommend this tour.
Amazing trip, my husband went in the cage and I did not. It was still an amazing experience! Awesome company to be out on the water with
One of the highlights of our trip! Wish I could have stayed in the water for more time! What a fun experience - the video that I took has been played many times for friends and family!
This was by far my favorite thing during my time in Hawaii. The sharks are everywhere so it's really exciting. You are in a cage next to the boat snorkeling. I am not even a strong swimmer and I just held onto the bar inside the cage with my face in the water the whole time. This was a very rewarding experience. The next time I am in Oahu, I will absolutely do this tour again.
The sharks really do come that close to the cage! We had a fantastic time, and opted for the video footage of our adventure. Really clear footage that shows us in the cage and the sharks swimming all around us and below us. There must have been about 10 or so in the water. A really great experience.
This was a lifetime event! Once we got to the site, there were many sharks swimming under the boat. I was not scared and was ready to see these magnificent creatures. We saw about 8-10 sharks total and it was awesome! This is priceless. Just do it!!
Incredible. Well worth the long drive. Take dramamine before you go because the water is rough. I was amazed at how many sharks there were. double check timing becuase tours get cancelled becuase of weather and our date and time changed.
Highly recommend, was a great experience. Would suggest taking an underwater camera or you can purchase on board. Lots of sharks and 20 minutes was a perfect amount of time. The captains were very good and helpful and experienced. Transfers to get there were pricy but unless you want to hire a car it's really the only option.
We booked this trip online on a Tuesday for a Thursday trip. On Wednesday we got a text message from viator saying that the time we asked for was not available. We responded that we would not be able to make any of the available times. Our credit card was charged anyway. Email to "customer support" on Thursday went unanswered. Second email to "customer support" on Saturday went unanswered. Call to viator on Tuesday promised us the money would be refunded. It's now Wednesday afternoon and no sign of the refund. And now I've got this email asking me to "Review my recent trip." I'm sure the trip would have been fun if I had actually been on it. I just noticed a blub on this review site that says "please do not use this link for customer support - our customer support team does not receive these questions." It appears to me that customer support does not receive ANY questions.
awesome ! on the way out we saw whales and spinner dolphins . mack and his deck hand were very inform. and friendly . you could tell they really enjoyed there job. my daughter and i felt safe and had alot of fun. are video tape was good but not great. over all five star !
Fantastic!! Would do it again. Lots of sharks up close to the cage!!! Got some great photos and footage with our waterproof camera.
Unfortunately this tour was cancelled by the tour operator due to weather. However Viator customer support was helpful, thorough and quick in both responding to our emails and have indicated they would refund the monies after they confirmed with the tour operator that the cancellation was not at our request.
-Not able to review the tour as it was cancelled -due to weather. However Viator customer service was excellent. They were helpful, quick and verified that they would refund the monies after they confirmed that the cancellation was not due to our request but rather due to unforseen circumstances.
Very professional and enjoyable. Felt safe the whole time. So many sharks!
Excellent and such a rush, do not forget the seasick pills. If you need prescription lense for goggles go to 'Snorkel Bobs' they can rent them and fit them in a few minutes.
December is not the time for smooth water! Our first trip was canceled due to rough water, but they rescheduled and it worked out that we were able to go. Arriving at the "dive" site it was not long until the first fin was seen! This was before anyone was even in the cage! Being in the first group to get in the cage was so exciting. There were sharks everywhere---wow! Scary but at the same time awsome. This is a great way to observe sharks while being completely safe.
Good time, Not for people likely to get sea sick. Very Friendly staff.
Really fun! It's not as freak-y as it sounds, the whole experience was a blast and the tour guides were great. There were probably over 30 sharks in the water, it was insane! Definitely try to go in the morning if you can though, the water is a lot calmer which make it easier to Snorkel.
This was a very cool and worthwhile experience! The trip was approximately 2 hours long and each group of 5 or 6 got approximately 20 minutes in the cage. There were a fair number of sharks swimming around the cage at all times. The crew at North Shore Shark Adventures was very good and provided interesting information about the sharks. The ocean swells were fairly large the day we went, so take sea-sickness medication before leaving land if you have issues with it!