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North Shore Shark Encounters


North Shore Shark Encounters

North Shore Shark Adventures offers the once of a lifetime opportunity for guests to experience sharks up close and personal with their Waikiki glass cage shark dive! Glass cage shark dives in Waikiki are the safest and most spectacular way to experience sharks completely up close and personal, in the shark's own natural environment.

This Waikiki shark encounter takes guests 3 miles out from Oahu's North Shore deep into international waters, before anchoring at a world famous shark ground. Upon arrival at the shark grounds, guests can participate in the adventure of their life as they descend underwater in a Poly Glass protected steel shark cage. The Poly Glass cage windows provide complete protection while allowing participants crystal clear views of the sharks. Watch in amazement as the sharks emerge from the depths up to the cage, providing you an unforgettable encounter with Hawaiian sharks! The most plentiful sharks seen on this Waikiki shark encounter are 10 foot long Galapagos Sharks. Watch in amazement as these sharks actually press their noses up against the Poly Glass, literally just an inch or two away from you! Other common visitors encountered on this Waikiki shark dive include beautiful Sandbar Sharks and Gray Reef Sharks. These species of sharks have a naturally curious disposition, and readily approach the shark cages with no fear! Guests occasionally experience visits from mysterious Hammerhead and Tiger Sharks as well.

In addition, your boat ride out features the opportunity to see dolphins and Hawaii Green Sea Turtles. Between November and May you may even see a magnificent Humpback Whale. This popular Waikiki glass cage shark dive has been featured on BBC Outdoors, ESPN Outdoors, Wheel of Fortune, The Travel Channel, and Canadian Wildlife TV.

Make sure to bring your underwater cameras to memorialize your Waikiki shark encounter, in which guests experience Hawaiian sharks up close and personal in their natural habitat. Guests are guaranteed to encounter sharks on this Waikiki cage dive with a 100% money back guarantee! Total time for this Waikiki shark encounter is about 2 hours, including boat ride to and from the dive site. “Rider Only” tickets are available for guests who wish to participate in the North Shore Shark Encounter, but do not want to get in the cage. These guests can readily observe the sharks and other marine life from the boat's deck.

North Shore Shark Adventures' Waikiki cage dives depart daily from Haleiwa Harbor starting at 7:00 a.m. Guests will board a 32 foot Anderson boat then ride 3 to 4 miles off shore to the dive site. Total ride time is about 15 minutes each way. Safety is the number one concern. All guests are provided a safety briefing prior to beginning their Oahu shark cage dive. All equipment is provided, including life vests, snorkels and masks. (Guests may choose to bring their own snorkeling gear if they choose). Total time at the shark dive site is about 1 and ½ hours. The cages used in this Waikiki shark encounter can hold up to 2 guests at a time comfortably. Visibility is good, often up to 200 feet or more, allowing amazing views of sharks at deep depths. The Poly Glass walls of the cage allow a crystal clear view of the sharks when they approach.

North Shore Shark Adventures' glass cage shark encounter is the best and only way to experience magnificent Hawaiian sharks up close and personal, and is truly an experience guests of all ages will never forget!

Tour overview

  • Custom aluminum boats, the 36-foot KAIOU, and the 42-foot ABUNAI, which include a canopy for shade and cushioned seating for comfort
  • Tour duration: 2 hours
  • No diving experience required
  • Snorkel and mask will be provided, but guests may also bring their own
  • Shark cage dive takes place about 3 miles offshore in water with visibility of 200 feet or more
  • Guaranteed shark encounter or you get your money back
  • Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki is only available for the 7:00 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am tours

Please note: Infants are allowed on this tour. However, we must have a credit card number to put on file. If for some reason the infant does not attend, a $85 charge is applied. You are also required to call to make that reservation.

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Where and When:
Haleiwa Harbor Slip 35 View Map
If you're driving out yourself: Drive time from Waikiki to Haleiwa Harbor is about 1.5 hours.
If you selected roundtrip transportation from Waikiki (additional fee applies): Pick-up times from Waikiki hotels are at approximately 7:00 am, 9:00 am and 11:00 am.
If booking an infant (2 and under) a credit card number is required on file. If for some reason the infant does not attend a $85.00 charge is applied. Please also call for reservations with infants attending.
Special Notes:
Operation Days:
Operates daily
North Shore Shark Encounters
Kailolo II, a 42-foot aluminum boat with a swim step on the transom of the boat
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