North Shore Shark Adventures
Swimming With Sharks on Oahu
Dive into the natural world of the sea’s most glorified predator from the safety of a shark diving cage. Galapagos & Sandbar sharks, as large as 15 feet, will surround the shark cage providing an experience unlike you have ever felt before. A definite far cry from watching Shark Week from the comfort of your living room couch. North Shore Shark Adventures has been doing this for a long time, all year around so you can expect a safe, amazingly fun shark tour!
SHARK TOUR PRICING:
SHARK CAGE SNORKEL ADULT AGE 14+
– Standard (retail price $120) Special $100
SHARK CAGE SNORKEL CHILD AGE 3-13
– Standard $60.00
BOAT RIDER ADULT AGE 14+
– Standard $70.00
BOAT RIDER CHILD AGE 3-13
– Standard Child $45.00
– Infant (UNDER 3) FREE
– TRANSPORTATION FROM WAIKIKI AND KAHALA
– Only $55.00
OUR TOUR TIMES ARE:
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!
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.
Meet One of Nature’s Most Infamous predators
For 350 million years, sharks have swum the earth and sought out their prey. Before the dinosaurs every set foot on earthen shores, sharks lurked in the murky depths of the ocean. On the North Shore Shark Adventures tour, you will be introduced to the Sandbar and Galapagos sharks. If you are really lucky, a Tiger shark may make an appearance.
According to an ancient Hawaiian legend, every Hawaiian island was given a shark god to look over it. Kamohoali’i, the king and the shark god of Oahu, was known for being a fearsome man who could transform from a shark to a man at will. He lived in a deep, underwater cave near modern Pearl Harbor and was the older brother of the fire goddess, Pele. Many families had a personal guardian spirit that was a shark. In honor of their ‘Aumakua guardian spirit, the family built a shrine called a Heiau on their land.
Despite their belief that the each island had a shark god, the ancient Hawaiians still hunted sharks. Shark teeth are exceptionally good for making arrows and weapons. The meat was eaten, and shark skin was transformed into the top of drums. Today, shark hunting is still legal as long as it is done in federal waters and according to the current regulations.
Primal Experience: Swimming With the Terror of the Deep
The first tour of the day starts at 7 AM for most of the year. From June until August, we begin the first tour at 6 AM. Our other tours are available up until 11 AM although later tours can be arranged as needed. Once your tour starts, you will speed out of Haleiwa Harbor for two hours of exhilaration. Our boats are designed with canopies and cushioned seats, so you can experience the adrenaline rush of a lifetime in complete comfort.
To make sure that everyone stays safe, we start out each tour with a safety briefing and a history of the tour. Afterward, masks and snorkels are handed out. From there, we travel about three or four miles from the shoreline to moor the cage in the serene, clear blue water. The visibility is amazing in this area, so you can see up to 150 feet away as the sharks loom in the deep ocean.
On average, the sharks that you will see will range in size from 5 to 15 feet. Up to eight people can fit inside the cage, so your entire family can see the sharks at once. Since the sharks are interested in the sound of the motor, we do not have to use any chumming to get the sharks interested. Pack your underwater camera or buy one on the trip to photograph the sharks up close.
Featured on BBC Outdoors, the Travel Channel and many other shows, North Shore Shark Adventures are one of the most unusual experiences you can have in Hawaii. Whether you have a fear of sharks or are fascinated by them, you will enjoy the one-of-a-kind experience of being within a shark cage. Some people swim with dolphins, but true adventurers swim with the sharks!
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If you purchased tickets from an activity desk or a third party agency / website, please refer to your agent for their cancellation policy. Otherwise, if you booked with us by phone or on our website, the following applies to you.
You must notify us directly by phone at 808-228-5900 at least 24 hours (not calendar day) before your tour start time to make any changes or cancellations to your reservation without charge. This includes changes to passenger count, transportation, tour start time, or tour date. If we do not answer please leave a detailed message of booking name, tour date, and time. DO NOT send an email since we cannot guarantee a timely response. GROUPS of 10 or more and PRIVATE CHARTER bookings require a 7 calendar day notice.
For changes or cancellations within the 24 hour non-cancel period or if any of your party does not show up, the following will apply: The credit card on file will be charged in full or if you are prepaid, no refunds will be issued. A rescheduling fee of $43 and / or $55 (if trans is selected) plus tax, per person will apply to accommodate you on an available alternate tour time. Exceptions may be considered for medical emergencies or airline flight changes, at our discretion.
If we cancel or change the tour for any reason or if you don’t see sharks, you have the option to reschedule to an available tour time without penalty or receive a full refund. We are not responsible however for any costs for airline tickets or fees, car rentals, third-party transportation fees, taxi fares, and / or other fee penalties which you may incur due to a tour cancellation or change.