Hawaii Shark Encounters

Tour Date

Online reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to your
tour departure. within 48 hours, please call us at (808) 371-0432

Tour Time

Cage Diver Adult

Cage Diver Child (5-12)

Boat Rider Adult

Boat Rider Child (5-12)

Transportation R/T from Waikiki Hotels

Hotel Name

Tour 331


Tour #331: Hawaii Shark Encounters  

Standard price $130 -               Special $115.20

Per Person Charges Special Online Price
* Cage Diver Adult $115.20 USD
* Cage Diver Child (5-12) $82.00 USD
Boat Rider Adult $93.00 USD
Boat Rider Child $82.00 USD
* Transportation R/T from Waikiki Hotels 
$55.00 USD


About Your Tour

Operates: Daily, Tour Departs:  6:00AM, 7:00AM, 9:00AM, 11:00PM 

Tour location: Oahu,  Duration: 2 hours, Departs from: Haleiwa Boat Harbor

* Transportation Available from Waikiki Hotels: 7:00AM, 9:00AM & 11:00AM - ONLY

* (More Cage Time) Up to 45 minutes inside the cage, 30 minutes minimum guaranteed, (Cages are Never Over crowded) Average 4 - 6 per cage session

"Driving Directions Below"

Experience the thrill of meeting sharks face to face in the pristine waters of Oahu, Hawaii. From the safety of a cage, you will see the ocean's majestic hunters in their natural environment, surrounded by the deep blue of the Northshore.

More than just an adventure, this educational tour takes you into a world that few can ever experience. The open ocean world of sharks!

We take you over three miles off shore, where you can observe Galapagos and Sandbar sharks in their natural environment from the safety of a floating cage. No scuba experience is necessary, you enter the cage from above and stay on the surface using a mask and snorkel. Large Poly Glass windows let you peer into the open ocean and watch the sharks as they glide gracefully through the deep blue. To be in the presence of such awe inspiring animals will change the way you see sharks forever.

Education is a very important part of our shark adventure.

You will be presented with fascinating facts about shark biology and behavior, about ocean life, conservation issues and about the significance of sharks in Hawaiian culture and mythology. Hawaiians are intimately connected to the ocean and see sharks as a revered part of their history and belief system. Each guest can also take part in the ongoing shark research projects and can become an ambassador for conservation, an experience that will last well past the day of the tour.

Shark Encounter

We deal in experiences of a lifetime. It is a rare day when we do not hear "That was the greatest thing I have ever done" You may be tempted to save the best for last (and this will be the best) but please don't. Sometimes we have to reschedule due to weather, so try and leave some room to be flexible.

Our Shark Vessel "Kainani" departs Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor on Oahu's North Shore daily. We motor out to International waters, over 3 miles off shore to the shark grounds. For the next hour and a half we share the excitement and our knowledge of the sharks of the famous North Shore.

Within minutes the fun begins. The sharks almost never fail to pay us a visit. In fact, their presence is so consistent that if you don't see a shark, you don't pay!

Upon arrival to the shark grounds the first guests get in the cage. The water here is over 600 feet deep and crystal clear. The view is incredible. Just getting in is a bit of a thrill. Once in the cage, the big Poly Glass windows are nearly transparent, so when that 10 foot long Galapagos shark presses his nose against the glass, it looks like he is coming right on in. Not to worry though, he’s not getting in. In fact, press your nose against the glass, and you will be just one quarter of an inch away from the business end of one big shark!

In addition to the Galapagos sharks, Sandbar sharks are our other common visitors. Both of these sharks are very curious, completely unafraid and come very close to the shark cage. Sometimes we see as many as 30!

There is absolutely no diving experience required for this veritable shark diving fest.But just because everyone can do it, doesn’t mean the experienced diver will be bored. Far from it! From underwater pros to people who have never even been in the ocean, our adventure is for everyone!

The Boat,  Kainani beautiful ocean

The Kainani is a 32-foot Radon built on the Big Island of Hawaii. This boat is well known for seaworthiness. It is built to handle hard work and rough seas. It is able to carry the largest shark cage in Hawaii. Powered by a 450 HP Cummins diesel, the Kainani is a robust vessel with a top speed of over 20 Knots. Creature comforts include hot water shower, and refreshments.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellations must be made 48 hours prior to the day of service and will result in a 10% credit card service charge. Cancellations made in a shorter period of time (less than 48 hours prior to the day of service) will result in a 100% charge being incurred/No refund. No shows will incur full charges/NO REFUND.

Tours and activity prices, departure times, departure locations, descriptions and other information on Hawaii Tour Adventures website are subject to change at any time without prior notice.

Online reservations must be made at least 48 hours prior to tour departure. For reservations within 48 hours please call: (808) 371-0432

Driving Directions 

If you get lost call: 808.351.9373

From the Kailua side, take H-3 to H-1

From Honolulu:
Take the H1 freeway west from Honolulu to theH2 freeway north. Stay on H2 until freeway ends (8 miles) and becomes Route 99. After freeway ends, go straight through 4 stoplights then turn right at the sign indicating "North Shore". 

Follow the signs towards North Shore / Haleiwa, staying on Route 99. As you come down the hill with the ocean in view, you will reach a traffic signal where you will turn left to enter Haleiwa Town. 

Go through "Historic" Haleiwa Town (1 mile) then turn left immediately after the 76 gas station on left side of road. (If you pass through a narrow bridge you missed your turn at the Gas Station). 

On your right is the Haleiwa Boat Harbor. Turn right at the sign into the harbor. Stay to the right and follow the road as it curves out to the big two story building in the middle of the harbor. Park next to our sign. The shark boat will be moored at the loading dock or on her way!

From Turtle Bay: When you leave Turtle Bay Hotel, turn right (north) on 83 to the North Shore and Haleiwa town. It's about a half hour drive (can take longer if there is a surf contest going on on the North Shore!). 

There will be a traffic signal and a sign pointing you into "Historic" Haleiwa Town. Turn right and follow the road over the white, narrow bridge. Immediately after, turn right again before the 76 gas station (right after Haleiwa Joe's Restaurant) 

On your right will be the Haleiwa Boat Harbor. Turn right at the sign into the harbor. Stay to the right and follow the road as it curves around and out to the big two story building in the middle of the harbor. Park next to our sign. The shark boat will be moored at the loading dock or on her way! 

Location: Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor 66-105 Haleiwa Rd., Haleiwa, HI 96712 

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