Oahu Shark Diving Tour
*Infants are free but a reservation is Required. Infants are not allowed on tours after 9 a.m.
- Cage Divers
- Adult (Online Special) Ages 13 and older. Save 20% online!
- Child Ages 3 to 12
- Adult Kama'aina/Military Ages 13 and older. Must present valid ID at check in
- Boat Riders
- Adult Ages 13 and older
- Child Ages 3 to 12
- Adult Kama'aina/Military Ages 13 and older
- Infants (before 9 a.m.) Reservation Required
Go Shark Cage Diving on Oahu!
100% guaranteed shark sightings! Have you always wanted to swim with sharks on Oahu? This experience is for you!
About the Tour
Each tour leaves Haleiwa Harbor and lasts approximately two hours. Our fleet includes custom made aluminum boats, the 36-foot KAIOU, the 42-foot ABUNAI, the 36-foot ISAO, and the 32-foot ANELA, which include a canopy for shade and cushioned seating for comfort. With your safety in mind, we hold an informative safety briefing at the beginning of each Oahu shark tour, followed by a brief history of the experience. Masks and snorkels are provided, however, you are free to bring your own (fins are not necessary).
The sharks we see range in size from five to fifteen feet, and are often just inches away from the cage and the spectators inside! We travel offshore three to four miles to our cage moored in the beautiful cobalt blue water. The visibility is so good (often 150 feet or more) that you can actually see the sharks come up from the deep. Often on the way, you may also encounter dolphins, Hawaiian green sea turtles, and magnificent humpback whales (November through May).
Our cage can hold up to eight people comfortably which allows small 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. Guests are encouraged to bring their own underwater cameras for the opportunity to capture the best footage of Hawaiian sharks anywhere. Disposable cameras and a video option are also available for purchase.
The first tour starts at 7 a.m. with the exception of June through August when the first tour departs at 6 a.m. Additional tours occur up to 11 a.m. and, depending on availability, later tours are available. Plan your shark diving Oahu experience with us! Book online today!
Are you staying in the Waikiki area and in need of round trip transportation to our tour?
Take the stress out of renting a car, hiring a taxi, Uber etc and chose our transportation service to join us on a shark tour and also have time to enjoy Haleiwa town and vicinity. You will have time either before or after your shark tour to explore historic Haleiwa town’s famous shops, food trucks, restaurants and visit nearby beaches. You can book online or call us at 808-228-5900 any day between 6 a.m. and 4 p.m
Pickup begins in Waikiki at 5:45 am (depending on your location) and returns to Waikiki at about 2pm (please be at our shark shack no later than 12:45pm for return to Waikiki). Pick-up/drop off locations are centralized and will either be at or within a short walking distance of your hotel. We reserve the right to adjust pick-up locations as needed. At this time we cannot accommodate infants. We do not service the Kahala hotel or any hotels on the east side, west side or north shore of Oahu.
Transportation option is an additional cost of $75 per person plus tax and is available on the following shark tour times:
September through April: *8:00am, *9am, *9:30am 10am and 11am (availability permitting)
May through August: *8am, *8:30am, *9am, 10am, 10:30am and 11am (availability permitting)
*we strongly encourage booking the earliest tour time! Winds are typically lighter early in the morning and stronger winds can sometimes cause the later tours to be canceled. If your shark tour gets canceled on the day of your tour, the transportation cost is NOT refundable.
For more information about transportation, including maps, driving directions, and contact information, click the image below.
Our fleet includes custom made aluminum boats, the 36-foot KAIOU, the 42-foot ABUNAI, the 36-foot ISAO, and the 32-foot ANELA, which include a canopy for shade and cushioned seating for comfort.
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 we’re able to guarantee shark sightings.
If you know you have motion sickness or believe you will have motion sickness, please take precautions the day before your shark tour or at least one hour before. 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 seasick 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.
In Hawaii for the majority of the year, the winds are at their calmest at the beginning of the day and gently progress throughout the day. 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.
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.
Transportation costs are NOT refundable. We reserve the right to cancel transportation of the daily minimum capacity has not been reached.
**We reserve the right to make exceptions to the reservation and cancellation policy for any reason.**
We operate shark cage diving 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 one drop.
We strongly encourage you to take the earliest time available. 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!
- Infants age 2 and under are free but must be added to your booking. Please note: Infants are only allowed on the tours before 9 a..m due to the ocean being rougher after 9 a.m. Reason: when parents get seasick, they are not able to adequately care for their infant on the tour.
- 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