Hawaii Shark Encounters
Located on the North Shore of Oahu, this tour takes you into the open ocean, over 3 miles offshore, where you can observe Galapagos and sandbar sharks (occasionally a tiger shark) in their natural environment from the safety of a cage. A floating cage keeps humans and 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.
Large plexiglass windows let you peer into the open ocean and watch the sharks as they glide gracefully and effortless 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.
A very important part of their shark adventure is education. 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.
- 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
Instructions: Click on the tour name below to see options and pricing for those tours/events. You will only be able to add one type of ticket to your cart at a time. For example, if you are a family of four you will select the adult ticket type and put a quantity of two. When you get to the cart screen click Continue Shopping and go do the same for the child ticket type.
No transportation is offered at this time.
Child rates are 5-12 years of age. Children under 5 are not allowed.
Reserve well in advance as this trip can be sold out a month in advance!