Hawaii's original shark cage experience departs from Haleiwa. Waikiki trans available.
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North Shore Shark Adventures is Hawaii's original shark cage tour. With over 8 years of experience we have taken thousands of visitors and locals to enjoy and observe Hawaii's sharks in their natural environment. Watch as these majestic creatures rise from 500 feet of water to greet you. This life-changing experience will alter the way you think about sharks as you observe their behavior, dramatically different as portrayed in popular media. This thrilling adventure is perfect for naturalists and thrill seekers alike.
Safety and comfort are our primary concerns. Our shark tours ensure you have the most comfortable experience and plenty of room in the safety cage. We will not go out in weather that is dangerous. We are Coast Guard compliant and have a spotless safety record. Our experienced Captains and knowledgeable crew members make sure that you have the best possible experience on your shark dive. We guarantee shark sightings!
North Shore Shark Adventures works closely with the Department of Land and Natural Resources and Marine research organizations in tagging and monitoring sharks and shark behavior. We have hosted dozens of media outlets including The Discovery Channel, BBC, National Geographic, ESPN and a variety of local and foreign stations and magazines.
We also engage in a variety of local community services such as Graffiti Busters and sponsoring a Marine Science program at Wailua High School.
Fleet of boats includes: the 36-foot KAIOU, the 42-foot ABUNAI, the 36-foot ISAO, and the 32-foot ANELA, which have a canopy for shade and cushioned seating for comfort specially designed for this tour.
The cage itself, can hold up to 8 people very comfortably and allows for families and groups to experience the sharks at one time. We travel offshore of Haleiwa approximately 3 to 4 miles. People are encouraged to bring underwater cameras because they will be able to get some of the best photographs of Hawaiian sharks possible anywhere. We also offer a video package for an additional $70. (Price and information details are subject to change).
The size of the sharks range from 5 feet to 15 feet. These sharks will be only inches away from the cage and those inside.
During the boat ride, you will have the opportunity to also see Hawaiian Green Sea turtles, dolphins and humpback whales, depending on the season.
What to Know
All tours start with a safety briefing.
Tour Times: 7:00am, 8:00am, 9:00am, 10:00am, 11:00am,
Summer Tour Times: (Weather and need permitting, more tour times are available in the Summer months.)
Additional Summer tour times include 6:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, & 4:00pm. (Please call to confirm availability.)
Check In: Half-hour before the tour.
Duration: 2 hrs from check in.
Location: Haleiwa Boat Harbor - Slip 35 (66-105 Haleiwa Road)
5th boat from the end, look for blue signs.
TRANSPORTATION: Round-trip Transportation is available from the Waikiki area for an additional cost. The Round-trip Transportation is only available for certain tour times, the 7am, 9am or 11am tours 7 days a week. While transportation is available at those tour times, it will only run if there are minimum amount of seats filled on the bus. Tours sell out quickly in the Summer and Holidays we advise booking at least 2 weeks in advance during those times.
Bring: Swimsuit, Sunscreen, light jacket, towel, change of clothes, underwater camera. We recommend wearing slippers or flip-flops.
Snorkel gear will be provided or you may bring your own.
Sea Sickness/ Motion Sickness: We advise you be prepared beforehand. The boat ride can get bumpy when the winds or swells pick up. If you tend towards sea or motion sickness, please take something for it at least an hour before your activity begins.
Petting the sharks or swimming outside the cage is strictly prohibited.
Military and Kamaaina rates available with ID.
ID must be provided to boat crew on day of the tour or they will charge the difference of the full retail price.
Due to the popularity of this tour, PLEASE CALL us if you are booking within the next 7-10 Days to ensure availability. This tour tends to sell out about 2 weeks in advance during the Summer months.
||Half hour before tour
(All times approximate and subject to change)
|| Snorkel gear, shark sighting guarantee.
|| Swimsuit, Sunscreen, light jacket, towel, change of clothes, underwater camera. We recommend wearing slippers or flip-flops.
ID if Military or Kamaaina
||Haleiwa Boat Harbor. (About 1 hour North from Waikiki, take the H-2). 66-105 Haleiwa Road
|Transportation available from Waikiki area hotels for additional fee ($55). Price is round-trip per person. Free parking available if driving out.
• If you are prone to sea sickness, consider remedies about an hour before your activity begins.
• Please call for wheelchair accessibility.
* These are the only tour times with roundtrip transportation available from Waikiki. The 7:00am, 9:00am and 11:00am tours are the tour times with the transportation option. However, if not enough people sign up for the transportation at that time frame they will not run.
AVAILABILITY is constantly changing for this tour, PLEASE CALL FOR AVAILABILITY BEFORE BOOKING if booking within 10 days of your tour!