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Tour Info for Shark Cage Diving

We operate daily except Christmas Day and require you to check in 30 minutes prior to your tour start time. Total time from check-in to completion is approximately 2 hours. We drop the cage into the water up to 3 times per tour for about 20 minutes each drop. Each shark cage passenger gets to experience 1 drop.

Tour Pricing:

SHARK CAGE SNORKEL ADULT AGE 14+BookSharkButton

  •   Standard (retail price $120) Special $96.00  
  •   Kama`aina / Military / Student / Group $85.00

SHARK CAGE SNORKEL CHILD AGE 3-13

  •   Standard $60.00
  •   Kama`aina / Military $50.00

BOAT RIDER ADULT AGE 14+

  •   Standard $70.00
  •   Kama`aina / Military / Student / Group $60.00

BOAT RIDER CHILD AGE 3-13

  •   Standard Child $45.00
  •   Kama`aina / Military $35.00

* INFANTS AGE 2 AND UNDER ARE FREE BUT MUST BE ADDED TO YOUR BOOKING. WE DO NOT RECOMMEND TOURS AFTER 9 AM FOR INFANTS.
* KAMA`AINA = LOCAL RESIDENT WITH VALID HAWAII ID OR DRIVERS LICENSE - ONE ID COVERS YOUR WHOLE PARTY AND MUST PRESENT TO CREW TO QUALIFY.
* MILITARY = ANY PERSON HOLDING A VALID MILITARY ID - ONE ID COVERS YOUR WHOLE PARTY AND MUST PRESENT TO CREW TO QUALIFY.
* STUDENT = ANY STUDENT HOLDING A VALID SCHOOL ID (ANY SCHOOL) - ONE DISCOUNT PER SCHOOL ID AND MUST PRESENT TO CREW TO QUALIFY.
* GROUP = BASED ON ADULT CAGE SNORKEL ONLY - IF 10 OR MORE ADULTS GO INTO CAGE, THE GROUP RATE APPLIES. IF 9 OR UNDER, THE DISCOUNTED RETAIL RATE APPLIES.
* LISTED PRICES DO NOT INCLUDE TAX
* CHARTER RATES AVAILABLE - CONTACT US

 

Our tour times are:

To take advantage of the calmer morning conditions and to maximize passenger comfort, we operate our morning tours first before opening later tours. If you’re only able to make an afternoon appointment, please call or email us for recommendations. We’ll see sharks no matter the time of day or you don’t pay!

6 am (June-Aug), 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm.
We offer a transportation option for our 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm tours.

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Our Fleet

Our fleet consists of 2 custom made aluminum hull boats and 1 Anderson boat. The 32 foot “Kaiou” and the 42 foot “Abunai” are our custom made boats and are equipped with covered, cushioned seating for passenger comfort. Our trusty 32 foot Anderson boat “Anela” is our third vessel.

Safety

Safety is our first concern. We begin each tour with an informative safety briefing followed by a brief history of our shark tour. Here’s where you’ll understand how were able to guaranty shark sightings.

What to bring

We provide masks, snorkels, and cold drinking water. We encourage you to bring towels, swimwear, change of clothes, a hat, sunglasses, eco-friendly suntan lotion, backpack, snacks, still and video camera, and your own mask and snorkel if you want to. You may want to consider taking sea-sick prevention measures. We have available to purchase underwater cameras and a video service shot in 1080p. You’ll be able to get the best shots of Hawaiian sharks possible.

WEATHER

In Hawaii for majority of the year, the winds are at its calmest at the beginning of the day and gently progresses throughout. To take advantage of the calmer morning conditions, we operate our morning tours first before opening later tours. If you’re only able to make an afternoon appointment, please call or email us for recommendations. We’ll see sharks no matter what time of day, or you don’t pay.

Sharks

The sharks we see range in size from five to fifteen feet, and they are often inches away from the cage and the spectators inside. learn More

SharkboathawaiiWe will travel offshore approximately three miles. At the dive site the shark cage is placed into the beautiful cobalt blue water.

Visibility

The visibility is so good (often 150 feet or more) that you can actually see the sharks come up from the deep.

Our cage can hold up to 8 people so it is easy for large families to experience their shark dive together. No chumming is necessary as the sharks are attracted to the sound of our motors, which they interpret as a crabbing vessel and a potential food source.

Hotel pickup

sharkvanAre you staying in Waikiki, at the Kahala Hotel, or coming off a cruise ship and need round trip transportation? Let us do all the driving for you and book online or call us at 808-228-5900 any day between 6 am and 6 pm Hawaii time to add round trip transportation at only $55 + tax per seat taken on our shark van. Infants 2 and under are free as long as they sit on a parent’s lap. Even then, please notify us of the infant since we still need to account for them as a passenger on the boat. Keep in mind, we charge for each car seat that takes a space on the vehicle.

Our pickup service is available daily for our 7 am, 9 am, 11 am, and 1 pm tours. Pickup times are 5:30 am, 7:15 am (7:30 Sat, Sun), 9:45 am, and 1:45 pm and are either at your hotel or within a short walking distance.

Cruise ship passengers who purchase our transportation option must book either our 11 am or 1 pm tours. Pickup times are 9:45 am and 11:45 am. Your ship disembarkation process does not allow you time for our earlier tours unless you drive out.

If your accommodations are not in Waikiki, not near the Kahala Hotel, or if you're not coming from a cruise ship, you'll need to arrange third-party transportation. Please keep in mind in the case where we cancel a tour we will not refund the costs you may incur in securing your third-party transportation.

Pickup locations are centralized and will either be at or within a short walking distance of your hotel. We reserve the right to adjust pickup locations as needed.

We reserve the right to make exceptions to the reservations and cancellation policy for any reason.

 Cancellations and Refunds

You must notify us directly by phone or email if you need to make changes to or cancel a tour. We have a 24 hour cancellation / change policy (72 hours for groups of 10 or more) based on your tour start time and not calendar day. You will be charged in full per person for cancellations or changes made within 24 hours (72 hours for groups of 10 or more) of your tour start time or if you do not show up. We offer a full refund for cancellations or changes made 24 hours (72 hours for groups of 10 or more) or more in advance of your tour start time. On occasion, we must cancel or change tours. If this occurs, our responsibility is limited to a refund of any tour fees you’ve already paid to us. North Shore Shark Adventures is not responsible for airline tickets or fees, car rental costs, third-party transportation fees, taxi fares, and/or other fees or penalties that you may incur as a result of any tour cancellation or change.


We reserve the right to make exceptions to the reservation and cancellation policy for any reason.

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