Hawaii Shark Encounters


Located on the North Shore of Oahu, this shark tour takes you out into the open ocean, over 3 miles offshore, where you can observe Galapagos and sandbar sharks in their natural environment from the safety of a shark cage. A floating cage keeps you and the sharks safely separated from each other. No scuba experience is necessary as you can enter the cage from above and stay on the surface using a mask and snorkel.


The large plexiglass windows let you peer into the open ocean and watch the sharks as they glide gracefully and effortlessly through the deep blue. Curiosity brings them within inches of the window, where your gaze meets theirs. To be in the presence of such awe-inspiring animals will open your eyes and change the way you see sharks forever.


See sharks within inches of your face without needing any swimming skills. Join us as we educate you on the importance of the ocean’s ecosystems, the vital role sharks play in oceans, and how they affect us directly.


Age Breakdown: Adult 13+ and Child Rate for 5-12. No infants allowed.


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Hawaii Shark Encounters main goal is the education of sharks for their customers.  They present fascinating facts about shark biology and behavior, ocean life, conservation issues, and the significance of sharks in Hawaiian culture and mythology. Hawaiians are intimately connected to the ocean and see sharks as a revered part of their history and belief system. They are respected for their role in the natural balance of the island’s ecosystems.



  • Offered daily – dependent on weather
  • Trips depart at 7am, 9am, or 11am
  • Check in 30 minutes prior
  • Total tour time of 2.5 hours from check in to check out
  • Mask and snorkel are provided
  • Minimum age of 5 years
  • 20-30 minutes in the cage
  • Boat rider – observer from the boat only
  • Departs from Haleiwa Boat Harbor
  • Wear swimsuits and bring a towel
  • No transportation is available
  • Morning seas tend to be calmer with less chance of being canceled

Transportation: Not offered at this time



Departures at: 7:00am, 9:00am, and 11:00am

Check in 30 minutes prior

Special offer

Shark Tour

Cage Diver, Boat Rider


7:00 AM, 9:00 AM, 11:00 AM

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