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Haleiwa, United States
Oahu Shark Dive

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Safety measures
icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
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
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Local taxes
Food and drinks
Gratuities
Towels, swimwear, suntan lotion
Transportation from the Waikiki area
High definition underwater video service upgrade available on the boat for additional $75

Departure Point

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.

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
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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Traveler Tips


  • "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

Reviews

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1,222 Reviews

Reviews by Viator travelers

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star-5
Great excursion
Diane_R
, Nov 2021
Exciting very experienced and well done nice equipment and boat for the excursion. We had an amazing time!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
We really appreciate your review Diane, Aloha Joseph Pavsek
star-5
A wonderful experience
Nanditha_K
, Nov 2021
The guides were friendly and explained well. There is a boat ride for 3 miles into the ocean. There were 2 groups of 6-7 people in that time slot and each group got about 20 minutes of snorkel time inside the cage.
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Thanks for joining us. Aloha Joseph Pavsek
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Highly recommend
Roshin_V
, Nov 2021
Saw sooo many sharks! Really enjoyed it. This was my first time. I will go cageless next time. They weren't that frightening. I got to poke many sharks with my GoPro and they got scared lol. They even let me fly my drone from the boat
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Mahalo. The sharks come closer to you on the cage dive than on the cage free :-). Hope you will join us again soon. Mahalo Joseph Pavsek
star-5
Must do
Julie_N
, Nov 2021
The best experience ever. We really wanted to do this excursion one more time before leaving but no time. Hopefully in the future!
icon Response from Host , Dec 2021
Look forward to seeing you next time! Aloha Joseph Pavsek
star-5
Great Shark experience!
Riley_W
, Nov 2021
Had a great experience on and off the boat! Very kind captain and boat hand that helped make the experience even better!
star-5
Great experience will do again next time in Hawaii
Andressa_A
, Nov 2021
It was a great experience! There was a family with us and they also had a great time! Don’t forget to bring your camera/case to film under the water! It’s definitely an unforgettable must to do thing! I will do again when back in Hawaii! Julio was our instructor and he is such a sweet guy! Also speaks Portuguese!
star-5
Best experience
chad_e
, Nov 2021
Maybe the best thing we did on our trip. Kids age 5 and 7 did it too. I can't express how much you should do this if on Oahu
star-5
So cool!
Amanda_D
, Nov 2021
The women who worked on the boat were very sweet and knowledgeable. They made us feel welcome and explained everything very well. Would definitely go again!
icon Response from Host , Nov 2021
Thanks for the review. Aloha Joe
star-5
On our honeymoon. Great...
Travis_M
, Nov 2021
On our honeymoon. Great weather. Great boat crew. Amazing experience having sharks that close. Would 100% go again!
star-5
Exciting experience.
Michael_W
, Nov 2021
My boyfriend and I had a great time on this excursion. Seeing sharks up so close was thrilling. Sharks were so close you could almost reach out to touch them. Would recommend this!

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