Oahu Shark Dive

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From USD 89.00

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


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

What's Included

  • Expert crew
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Local taxes
  • Food and drinks
  • Gratuities
  • Towels, swimwear, suntan lotion
  • Transportation from the Waikiki area
  • High definition underwater video service upgrade available on the boat for additional $75

Meeting And Pickup

Meeting point

  • 66-101 Haleiwa Rd
    66-101 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

    Please drive out to Haleiwa Harbor on Oahu's north shore to meet the boat. Due to Covid-19 we are not currently offering van transfers to the harbor.

End point

This activity ends back at the meeting point.

What To Expect

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!

Additional Info

  • 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
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 14 travellers
Operated by North Shore Shark Adventures

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.

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Traveller 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.
I recommend taking motion sickness pills at least an hour prior to your trip.
Aerial and crew were very professional and safety is no.1 priority so follow their instructions carefully.
1,672 reviews
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Great Tour
AnnaKatharina_W, Mar 2023
Great tour. We had so much fun and saw a lot of sharks. We were split into two groups and each had 20min in the cage. The sharks we saw were Galapagos sharks and they were friendly and curious. The guides were very knowledgable and great to talk to. The ride was a bit rocky because of the waves so I would recommend taking some seasickness pills if you have a sensitive stomach. But it is definitely worth it.
Must Do!!
Anthony_E, Mar 2023
Wow! Tons of sharks! The dive was awesome! The captain and deckhand were informative and fun. Must do!
Great tour
Krystal_C, Mar 2023
Great service. Lots of sharks. Saw a few whales on the way. Very accommodating for our 3 year old. Fantastic
Brenda_D, Mar 2023
Best trip ever, crew was awesome and very helpful and the sharks are amazing. A definite must for everyone
First timer!
Paola_D, Mar 2023
This was such an awesome experience!! Would definitely do it again!! The captain and crew were so cool and accomodating. Would definitely recommend!
Would do this every trip we take
Abbi_P, Mar 2023
Honestly perfect experience. The crew was wonderful, friendly, and knowledgeable about all things sharks and Hawaii. The shark see guarantee is no joke, they’re are tons of sharks and you feel like you’re in the cage for a great amount of time. It doesn’t feel rushed or as though you need to get out quick. 10/10 stars would do again and again. Some of the best pictures we have of our vacation are from this experience!
Do it! Totally worth it!
deannakaufman, Mar 2023
Fun trip - went on first trip of the day. It was true the sharks show up - I counted 8 Galapagos sharks circling us. Safe and fun excursion and great crew. Highly recommend. We will be doing this again when we return to Oahu on our annual Christmas trip!
Bucket list item…Check!
Krista_S, Mar 2023
Crew was friendly and knowledgeable. 8 people in one cage, if you don’t know each other is a bit much tho. Would absolutely recommend! Once in a lifetime experience!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
I am so sorry about the number of people in the cage it is not to be that way thank you for letting me know i will take appropriate action to address this. Aloha Joe pavsek
A must do on the north shore!
Amy_H, Mar 2023
Awesome trip! On the way out we saw hump back whales that actually leapt out of the water. Whilst waiting for others in the cage we could see loads of sharks circling the boat and the crew were very interactive, knowledgeable and friendly.
We saw so many sharks,...
jnguyen92, Mar 2023
We saw so many sharks, and the guides were very funny and provided a lot of interesting information.
Erin_B, Mar 2023
We booked with Shane and he was so great! This was a bucket list excursion for us and they made it magical! We felt super safe and got to see over a dozen 6-12 ft. Galapagos sharks! I was shocked at how many surrounded us.
Joshua_B, Mar 2023
This shark dive was a great experience!!!! We will be doing it again when we come back! If you get motion sickness/ sea sick, take dramamine or something along the lines to help!
Response from Host, Mar 2023
Thank you. Aloha Joe pavsek
Best experience!
Sara_S, Mar 2023
This was a once and a lifetime experience. It was incredible to see these majestic animals so closely. I felt safe the entire time. We saw about 20 Galapagos Sharks. Highly recommend this experience, but not for people who get seasick. We also saw dolphins on the way back, many of them! They followed along the front of the boat and there was a huge pod of them in the distance too. We also saw some humpback whales. Absolutely amazing!
Sooo fun!
Danielle_C, Mar 2023
Amazing!!! Our tour guide was also the funniest sweetest person ever!! Got a little sea sick but the experience was soooo cool!!
Do it You Won't Regret It
Neal_W, Mar 2023
The guide and the trip were excellent. Trip of a lifetime. I will never forget it. Highly recommended.
Swam with sharks
Jay_W, Mar 2023
This was amazing and the crew was phenomenal as well. They put you right on the sharks. Definitely recommend doing.
Diving with children
Kaitlin_M, Mar 2023
This trip was so awesome! I took two children 11 and 8 the guides were patient and really helped my 8yo through the whole dive! We also were able to see humpbacks and a pod of spinner dolphins!
Sergio_O, Mar 2023
My Friends and I had the most amazing experience. Definitely recommend doing this. The crew were amazing and super helpful. Bucket list item definitely checked off.
It was a fun experience....
Alexander_T, Feb 2023
It was a fun experience. We got to see roughly 13 sharks swim a few feet away. We were in a cage with 6 others for 15 minutes. The only downside to our trip that day was the water was a little choppy causing us to be thrown against the cage multiple times. While our crew was efficient and friendly I didn't feel they were very engaging and lacked energy which is why I gave it 4 stars.
Must try this experience if you're by the North Shore
Jordan_C, Feb 2023
Awesome experience, we got to see the sharks at a very close range and was able to see all sizes. The boat ride was fun especially with the view of the horizon.