Swim with Sharks (cage-free) from Haleiwa, Oahu

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From USD 160.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours (approx.)
  • Mobile ticket
  • Offered in: English


Leave your preconceptions about sharks at the door and get up close to these sleek creatures on this unique ocean experience. Head out from Haleiwa, on the North Shore of O’ahu, and spend roughly half an hour swimming with the sharks living in the area. Don’t worry, though: even if you aren’t swimming in a cage, you’re still in safe hands, with a guide on board and a safety diver swimming with each group.
  • Enjoy an intimate encounter with these creatures on this small-group experience
  • No need to visit the dive shop beforehand: all snorkelling equipment provided
  • With multiple sessions a day, make this experience work to your schedule
  • Easy-to-find meeting point at the Boat Harbor on the Haleiwa waterfront

What's Included

  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Safety diver
  • Dive photographer (photos available after the trip)
  • Swimsuit - come ready to swim
  • Sunscreen - apply prior to boarding to limit excessive scents/oils in the water
  • Towel and a change of clothes in your vehicle
  • Transportation to/from attractions
  • Bottled water

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • Island View Hawaii
    Small Boat Harbor, 66-105 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

    Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. * Free parking is readily available near the dock

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

Additional Info

  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years old - must be accompanied by an adult
  • Get a good night's rest before your adventure!
  • We kindly ask you leave behind any preconceived notions about sharks and experience this adventure with an open mind
  • Always be attentive and present in the water, keeping your ears above water and paying close attention to the Safety Diver's instructions
  • If you are prone to seasickness, please take Dramamine 1 hour prior to the tour
  • A minimum of 2 people per trip is required for any trip. If you are booking as a single passenger, we will contact you if the minimum trip requirements are not met.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers

Cancellation Policy

You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.

  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travellers. If it’s cancelled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Shark swim
Raiden_L, Mar 2023
Swim as close as possible with sharks. Definitely recommend this tour! Don’t miss this opportunity!!
Roland_H, Mar 2023
Superb day out - great crew and fantastic experience. Many sharks seen and a whale from the boat. Really safe and exciting trip.
Must go!!!
Jamie_S, Mar 2023
Absolutely the most incredible experience!!! I was super nervous and the crew calmed my nerves and I felt so at ease. This was something the rest of my family really wanted to do and everyone loved it. Highly recommend and if you are at all second guessing yourself, GO! We come to Hawaii a lot and by far this was our favorite thing to do besides surf. Such a new appreciation for sharks.
William_F, Mar 2023
Small group with a personal feel. Boat crew was awesome. Saw lots of sharks and even a whale!! Highly recommend.
The best part of the...
delaney_b, Mar 2023
The best part of the entire trip!!! Super cool crew! I was calm the entire time we were in the water. Heard and saw whales! 10/10 recommend
Good value excellent experience
Stacy_B, Mar 2023
The tour was booked from just a google search - had no idea what it would be like. This was amazing - only 6 of Is on the tour. The guides were great. Very hopeful and chill. They made us feel Really comfortable with the whole Swim. We could have swam With the sharks all day!
Phenomenal experience!
Cody_B, Mar 2023
Everything about this excursion was amazing! The guides were friendly and experts and we felt like family taking a trip together. I had never been snorkeling and am not a strong swimmer, but I felt 100% safe and accepted.
OMG, this was sooooooo...
Samantha_L, Mar 2023
OMG, this was sooooooo amazing. The included cameraman and photos were amazing. The tour guides were very knowledgeable and fun. Felt safe and there were many opportunities for pictures with the sharks. We saw 2 Galapagos sharks and one sandbar shark.
Preconceptions about sharks, GONE!
Lisyah_M, Mar 2023
Preconceptions about sharks, gone! Such a magical calm moment & I got to do it with my best mate ☺️🦈 If you’re thinking about booking, don’t hesitate! The crew were amazing, enthusiastic, funny and we felt safe. Even heard a story about how some Hawaiian people believe to be reincarnated in sharks, that’s spiritual 😍 Seeing sharks so close, speechless - will never forget our experience! BONUS, we got to see whales. WOW. KIA ORA!!
Steven_W, Mar 2023
For 160 I feel people should get to take their own pics. Have both safety divers worry about safety. I wouldn’t spend the 160 again. Plus these guys aren’t pro photographers. Cool seeing the sharks tho
#1 thing to do
Rebecca_M, Mar 2023
The absolute best experience with the best crew we have had. I was scared to death but got in and wow!!!! Just simply amazing the view. The crew made you feel so safe and what an experience.
Amazing experience!
Jessica_L, Mar 2023
This was my favorite excursion during our trip. We saw at least 20 sharks, and I felt completely safe the whole time. The guys from Islandview Hawai'i were wonderful. I'd do this again in a heartbeat. I cannot recommend this enough!
Dive In!
Tobey_G, Feb 2023
This was a great trip. The guys were so patient. Some girls in our tour were really scared and they worked with them to calm their fears. We were so happy I did this!
I swear I ain’t believe it when the iPhone came out
Bryan_G, Feb 2023
They are the oldest shark diving company on north shore so props to them… but when they say free photos provided I wasn’t expecting an iPhone in a waterproof case.
Don’t Hesitate, Book Now
Michael_C, Feb 2023
I don’t have the words to speak more highly of this experience. The crew was amazing and kind. I went solo for this excursion but felt right at home. The instructions for the dive were clear and the crew was knowledgeable. The adventure was not scary at all. There were about eight sharks around our small group at a given time and they were beautiful. It was serene and calming to see them swim underneath us and around us. The personalized experience with a hand to hold swimming away from the boat or jacket to keep warm at the end shows the dedication and care of this team. This was truly the highlight of my trip to Hawaii. I hope to have the chance to do it again some day.
Probably one of the best...
JaeYon_C, Feb 2023
Probably one of the best activities on the island. Never imagined that I would be able to swim alongside sharks in my whole life!
The boat ride was...
Tiffany_C, Feb 2023
The boat ride was amazing, we got to see 2 whales and once we got in the water we could hear them as well. We swam with at least 6 Galapagos sharks and it was breathtaking!!Thank you so much to the crew for making it a wonderful experience!
A great original family business.
Pierre_S, Feb 2023
These guys had lots of expertise, great energy and elevated my already great vacation to a whole new echelon.
Super nice guides, that...
Dylan_H, Feb 2023
Super nice guides, that did everything they could to calm people down before and during the dive. 10/10 would recommend
A must do!
Jamie_L, Feb 2023
A MUST DO! What a spectacular excursion. Not only did we have the most incredible time but we learned so much about sharks. The boat crew was so engaging and fun. Highly recommend!!!