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

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Free Swim with Sharks cage free

From $150.00

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Free cancellation
Up to 24 hours in advance.
  • 2 hours
  • 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

  • Free Photos and Videos
  • Local guide
  • Snorkel equipment
  • Safety diver
  • Live Commentary on board
  • 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 time is 15 minutes prior to your tour. 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
  • Near public transportation
  • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • 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.
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travelers

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 canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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Featured review
Se had great time from start to finish. The crew was very nice, easy going and shared a lot of information about the ocean life and sharks. It was nice there was only 5 of us guests so we were not bumping into each other while swimming. We saw 4 sharks and some came pretty close to us. The crew member took pictures in the water and shared with us after for free. We would strongly recommend these guys. Mahalo!


504 reviews
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Amazing Experience
Rachel_G, Sep 2023
This tour definitely exceeded my expectations and was an awesome time swimming with a variety of fish and pelagic sharks. I would highly recommend taking the tour, and if I’m back in Oahu I’d love to do it again. These guys are super cool and experienced, which allows you to feel very safe the entire time. They also do all the photography for you, so that can fully enjoy the moments you spend in the ocean. -Daylan
Sick experience
Jordy_B, Sep 2023
Sick experience nice and chill guys felt very safe they told u exactly what to do and how to react , sharks where very close and they made some nice pics also. Definitely recommended trip to go on
Favorite excursion
Corrine_W, Sep 2023
This was the highlight of my trip to Hawaii! The crew leading the trip was great - kind and engaged throughout.
A Must Do! whilst on the island
Tylor_M, Sep 2023
Unbelievable experience, crew were fantastic and extreme knowledgeable and fun! One of the best experiences I’ve ever done! Felt in safe hands from beginning to end, I would recommend this trip too everyone.
Ivana_v, Sep 2023
Amazing experience and such an amazing crew, literally made you feel so comfortable and were cool, 100/10 experience never thought i would be this close to a shark Nd still feel secure
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We are glad our crew kept you in good spirits. Mahalo!
Yes! Yes! Yes!
Kristen_G, Sep 2023
Without a doubt, our most memorable experience on the island. We were able to see MULTIPLE sharks, yet still feel safe the entire time. Being afraid of sharks, this was never on my bucket list, but I am SO glad I went and even more glad this company was so amazing. We cannot recommend this more!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Love to hear when guests are weary of swimming with sharks before hand but have a completely different outlook on the animals after the experience. We are happy you came with us! Mahalo
Sickest foos ever
Richard_H, Sep 2023
Sickest crew ever and group we went with. They were so calm and experienced with the whole situation from the beginning to the end teaching everyone to really respect those beautiful animals out there and we saw plenty.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
We love when our guests emphasize that our tour is not just a shark tour, but also a good time hanging out as friends & family. We are happy you felt that way. Mahalo!
Best experience of my life ! Will be back
Isaac_G, Sep 2023
We struck gold with the crew they were the coolest guys on the Island!! Haaheo , Kalā, and Ramsey made the experience even better and had us feeling safe the entire time. Got to see sharks and a barracuda. Definitely will be back again
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Excellent spelling of the crew names! We would love to have you back again. Glad to hear our crew gave you an awesome experience.
Best experience ever!!!
Edward_C, Sep 2023
Best experience of our lives and the crew was the amazing we had so much fun with them that we didn't want to leave. Go with this company you won't be disappointed. Thanks Edward choat
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Happy to hear you had such a great time! Mahalo for the review!!
Bucket list experience
Gregory_R, Sep 2023
Excellent experience! The guides were wonderful, they made you feel safe the entire trip and ensured a great time was had by all.
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Happy to hear you enjoyed our guides! Mahalo for the review!
Nishit_V, Aug 2023
It was great and the guys on the tour operator are also the family that own the dive tour. Folks are amazingly knowledgeable. I plan on going back again!
Response from Host, Sep 2023
Mahalo! We would love to have you back.
Desyree_A, Aug 2023
10/10 HIGHLY RECOMMEND! We had TWO tiger sharks in the water, the last video you can see the first tiger shark, he got about 10 feet away from me, IF that, but let me just say this was one of the BEST experiences of my life!! Saw dolphins on my way to swimming with sharks♡♡ literally the best day ever! The instructor, captain and photographer were cool people, very islander vibes, love it! This is a true MUST EXPERIENCE experience when visiting Hawaii!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Wow sounds like an incredible time! Tiger sharks are already rare but to see 2 is incredible. Mahalo for your view and we are stoked that our crew gave you an authentic Hawaiian experience.
Shark swimming
Moana_L, Aug 2023
The price is very expensive to only see 3 sharks … It would have Been better to go to the aquarium.. I hope someone will do something to that … Because I have the feeling of being stolen!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are so sorry you couldn't find the beauty of swimming with 3 sharks in their natural habitat without a cage. Aquariums are inhumane with animals kept in captivity. We go out on our tours to safely coexist with these animals and are beyond blessed to be in the presence of any wild shark, which are apex predators. We have the upmost respect for each shark that graces us with its presence.
A must try...
Paul_B, Aug 2023
The best. Staff was excellent. My wife had Alittle trouble with fears and they talked and stayed with her until she felt comfortable, which didn't take long. Truly remarkable experience to swim with the apex predator.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Glad our crew was able to make your wife feel comfortable, safe, and able to enjoy the experience. Mahalo for your review!
It is what it is
Krystian_B, Aug 2023
It was nice to see shark, I have expected more sharks. Nice experience but I don’t see me coming back..
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo for your review! This is a mother nature based tour so sometimes there are less sharks, more sharks, different types, etc. We have no control over what we see, we are just happy to coexist with what nature gives us for each tour.
Saw a Galapagos shark pretty much immediately
Alyssa_R, Aug 2023
Swimming with sharks was super fun. The crew is really nice and aren’t trying to nickel and dime you. The experience is like no other. We saw a shark the minute our boat got to the diving location. It was a Galapagos shark and it was really cool. The crew will be in the water with you and they take the pictures for you, so you can concentrate on just watching the sharks. They also provide floats for the people who aren’t strong swimmers.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
We are happy to hear you had a fun time and that you enjoyed the way our crew operates. Mahalo!
Tiger Shark
Fatima_R, Aug 2023
Crew was amazing and was super funny, they know what they are doing and always make sure your safe and comfortable which I loved. Got to see a few sharks and a tiger shark which was super sick. She was pretty big about 13 feet And we were super close to her. Overall it was a great experience and would come again. I would recommend this to anyone and everyone!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Awesome! SO happy you got to see a Tiger shark, what a treat! Mahalo
Huge shark, great crew
Michael_N, Aug 2023
The team were great! We saw a huge 13ft tiger shark up close. It came within about 5-6 ft of us for a few minutes. The other 20-25 minutes in the water, we saw two other smaller sharks that came quite close while we snorkeled above them. My 7 y/o daughter kept asking questions and tried to go after the sharks and the safety divers and boat captain kept her safe and patiently answered all of her questions about sharks and megalodons. Highly recommended. Awesome experience.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Awesome! Sounds like an amazing dive. We are happy to hear that our crew took great care of you guys and your specifically your 7 year old daughter. Mahalo!
My Birthday Present
Diana_F, Aug 2023
It was great to see this Sharks in free was amazing. And the guide where super Friendly and very competent just perfect. They made my Day Perfect. Please send me the Pictures Link from the 10.8.23 11.00 somehow I did not resived it dutchmangroup@gmail.com thank you so much.
Response from Host, Aug 2023
So glad you were able to enjoy swimming with sharks on your birthday! We spoke over the phone and at this point have confirmed that you received the photos. Mahalo for your review!
Amazing experience!
Aaron_L, Aug 2023
Excellent excursion! Got to see sharks up close and personal. Staff very friendly and professional. Will book again in the future!
Response from Host, Aug 2023
Mahalo for the review! We would love to have you again!

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