North Shore Shark Adventure
See sharks glide up from the deep cobalt waters on this thrilling shark cage diving tour on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore. Shark sightings are 100% guaranteed!
About the Tour
Each tour leaves Haleiwa Harbor and lasts approximately two hours. Our fleet includes custom-made aluminum boats, the 36-foot KAIOU, the 42-foot ABUNAI, the 36-foot ISAO, and the 32-foot ANELA, which include a canopy for shade and cushioned seating for comfort. We hold an informative safety briefing at the beginning of each Oahu shark tour, followed by a brief history of the experience with your safety in mind. Masks and snorkels are provided, however, you are free to bring your own (fins are not necessary).
The sharks we see range in size from five to fifteen feet, and are often just inches away from the cage and the spectators inside! We travel offshore three to four miles to our cage moored in the beautiful cobalt blue water. The visibility is so good (often 150 feet or more) that you can actually see the sharks come up from the deep. Often on the way, you may also encounter dolphins, Hawaiian green sea turtles, and magnificent humpback whales (November through May).
Our cage can hold up to eight people comfortably, allowing small families to experience their shark dive together. No chumming is necessary as the sharks are attracted to the sound of our motors which they interpret as a crabbing vessel and a potential food source. Guests are encouraged to bring their own underwater cameras for the opportunity to capture the best footage of Hawaiian sharks anywhere. Disposable cameras and a video option are also available for purchase.
The first tour starts at 7 a.m. with the exception of June through August when the first tour departs at 6 a.m. Additional tours occur up to 11 a.m. and, depending on availability, later tours are available. Plan your shark diving Oahu experience with us! Book online today!
Are you staying in the Waikiki area and need of round trip transportation to our tour?
Take the stress out of renting a car, hiring a taxi, Uber, etc, and chose our transportation service to join us on a shark tour and also have time to enjoy Haleiwa town and vicinity. You will have time either before or after your shark tour to explore historic Haleiwa town’s famous shops, food trucks, restaurants and visit nearby beaches. You can book online or call us at 808-228-5900 any day between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m
Pickup begins in Waikiki at 5:45 am (depending on your location) and returns to Waikiki at about 2 pm (please be at our shark shack no later than 12:45 pm for return to Waikiki). Pick-up/drop off locations are centralized and will either be at or within a short walking distance of your hotel. We reserve the right to adjust pick-up locations as needed. At this time we cannot accommodate infants. We do not service the Kahala hotel or any hotels on the east side, west side or north shore of Oahu.
Transportation option is an additional cost of $75 per person plus tax and is available on the following shark tour times:
September through April: *8:00am, *9am, *9:30am 10am and 11am (availability permitting)
May through August: *8am, *8:30am, *9am, 10am, 10:30am and 11am (availability permitting)
*we strongly encourage booking the earliest tour time! Winds are typically lighter early in the morning and stronger winds can sometimes cause the later tours to be canceled. If your shark tour gets canceled on the day of your tour, the transportation cost is NOT refundable.
|DEPARTURE/RETURN LOCATION||Haleiwa Boat Harbor 66-105 Haleiwa Rd Haleiwa, HI 96712|
|DEPARTURE TIME||Please arrive promptly 15-30 minutes before your adventure.|
||You must notify us directly by phone at 808-228-5900 at least 24 hours (not calendar day) before your tour start time to make any changes or cancellations to your reservation without charge. This includes changes to passenger count, transportation, tour start time, or tour date. If we do not answer please leave a detailed message of booking name, tour date, and time. DO NOT send an email since we cannot guarantee a timely response. GROUPS of 10 or more and PRIVATE CHARTER bookings require a 7 calendar day notice. |
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Adult Cage Divers
*Infants are free but a reservation is required. Infants are not allowed on tours after 9 a.m.
Child Cage Divers
Ages 3 to 12.
Adult Boat Riders
Ages 13 and older.
Child Boat Riders
Ages 3 to 12.
|Adult Cage Divers (Kama’aina/Military/Student)||$85|
This adventure is operated by North Shore Shark Adventures
What to Bring
If you know you have motion sickness or believe you will have motion sickness, please take precautions the day before your shark tour or at least one hour before. We provide masks, snorkels, and cold drinking water. We encourage you to bring towels, swimwear, a change of clothes, a hat, sunglasses, eco-friendly suntan lotion, backpack, snacks, still and video camera, and your own mask and snorkel if you want to. You may want to consider taking seasick prevention measures. We have available to purchase underwater cameras and a video service shot in 1080p. You’ll be able to get the best shots of Hawaiian sharks possible.
In Hawaii for the majority of the year, the winds are at their calmest at the beginning of the day and gently progress throughout the day. To take advantage of the calmer morning conditions, we operate our morning tours first before opening later tours. If you’re only able to make an afternoon appointment, please call or email us for recommendations. We’ll see sharks no matter what time of day or you don’t pay.
Safety is our first concern. We begin each tour with an informative safety briefing followed by a brief history of our shark tour. Here’s where you’ll understand how we’re able to guarantee shark sightings.