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Oahu Shark Dive

Haleiwa, United States

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


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
Expert crew
Use of Snorkeling equipment
Local taxes
Drive out - Transfer only provided if transfer tour option was selected at time of purchase
Food and drinks
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

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

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • 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.
What is the maximum group size during Oahu Shark Dive?
This activity will have a maximum of 14 travelers.

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


975 Reviews
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Shark cage
, Oct 2020
The crew was great and informative about the sharks habitat and primal instincts. The thrill of these ancient warriors coasting past you within inches from your face is breathtaking!
Oahu Shark Dive
, Mar 2020
Everyone that visits North Shore O'hau MUST do this shark cage dive. The skipper and deckhand are fabulous - friendly, fun, experienced and professional and being in a cage as these magnificent creatures cruise around you is just breathtaking. The most calming, fantastic experience. We had about 15 12-ft Galapagos sharks swimming around and we saw humpbacks and dolphins on the boat trip to the dive spot too. You have to do this - one of the highlights of not only my holiday but of my life! AND such good value for money.
icon Response from Host , Jun 2020
Aloha Ruth. Thank you for your kind recommendations and for taking the time to write such a wonderful review of our company. Mahalo Joseph Pavsek
Exhilarating experience
, Mar 2020
An absolutely exhilarating experience! Crew were great, injected humour into the safety talk, to calm a few nerves. Shout out to Martin, Jeremy & Captain Mike!! Would definitely recommend it.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Rebecca and thank you for the review. We are so fortunate to have our crew and the attention they provide to our guests and their safety. Please come back again. Joseph Pavsek
Experience of a lifetime!
, Mar 2020
Awesome amazing experience. I highly recommended doing this. Once in a lifetime experience. Dave and Marty were awesome host. Thank you!!!!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Heather. Thank you so much for joining us! We love hearing you had an outstanding experience with our crew and the ever impressive sharks! Mahalo Joseph Pavsek
North Shore Shark Adventure
, Mar 2020
The guides were friendly, humorous and very knowledgeable. They made the boat ride out and back in very fun and the all around already amazing experience that much better. 10/10 would recommend!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Mahalo Amber for your great recommendation and review. We really appreciate it. Please take care. Aloha Joseph Pavsek.
, Mar 2020
Amazing experience!! Saw so many sharks and also whales breaching on ride back!!! The boat crew were very helpful and friendly
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Wow so happy to hear you got to see breaching whales...what a treat and of course the always awesome sharks! Aloha Joseph Pavsek
Poor Visibility
, Mar 2020
Although the crew was great, the start of the tour was delayed for nearly a half hour. Not much to do but sit and wait in a parking lot. Unfortunately, the visibility in the water was so poor that it was easier to see the sharks from the boat than actually being in the water. We were very disappointed. We should have been given the option to reschedule or cancel with such poor underwater visibility. We spent a lot of time and money for the limited close up views of sharks that we expected. We would love to do this tour again in clear waters but this experience does not warrant using this operator again.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Joel_B. We are sorry the visibility was not optimal on your tour, March 3rd. All our boats were traveling around on earlier tours trying to find the best conditions that the day could offer and that is the reason we were running behind schedule. Many uncontrollable factors like waves and rain can affect water clarity and all shark tour operators were experiencing the same conditions that day. Thank you for complimenting our crew and we do hope you will consider joining us again. Mahalo Joseph Pavsek
Great experience
, Mar 2020
Such an amazing experience! We saw lots of sharks, 3 whales very close to the boat, and a dolphin. So glad we did this excursion!
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Christin, thank you so much for your review. Awesome bonus: Whales and dolphins too! Aloha Joseph Pavsek
Unbelievable experience
, Mar 2020
Unbelievable experience. We saw so many sharks, a pod of dolphins and a humpback whale! the guys were excellent and very knowledgeable about the wildlife. I would highly recommend this amazing trip.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Harriet_w. Wow, so awesome you got to see dolphins and humpback whales too! Thank you for sharing this great review. Mahalo Joseph Pavsek.
You Actually Get To See Plenty Off Sharks And Whales While Still Be Sage And Secured
, Mar 2020
It’s A Life Changing Experience The Instructors Were Very Funny And Comforting . I Would Strongly Suggest This Experience.
icon Response from Host , Mar 2020
Aloha Majourea. We are so grateful for your recommendation. Thanks for sharing your review with us and the community. Mahalo Joseph Pavsek

Product code: 3246SHARK

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