An Exhilarating Ocean Adventure
Immerse yourself in the awe-inspiring world of pelagic sharks. Travel three miles off the coast of Oahu into the open ocean, where our specially designed, securely buoyed shark cage awaits. Experience the heart-pounding thrill of observing Galapagos and Sandbar Sharks, some of the world's largest coastal species, while safely inside our open-top cage. This unique snorkeling journey provides an opportunity for a group of up to eight people to peer into the mysterious world of these marine predators, possibly spotting rare Tiger or Hammerhead Sharks, all under the guidance of our knowledgeable experts. Dive into an ocean of adventure and create lifelong memories on this extraordinary tour.
North Shore Shark Dive Tour Features
The Galapagos shark, named after the islands where they were first discovered, is a captivating sight in the open waters around Oahu. These awe-inspiring creatures can reach lengths of up to 12 feet and are known for their distinctive, slender bodies and broad, round snouts. Despite their imposing size, Galapagos sharks are typically curious and relatively non-aggressive in nature, making them a favorite among divers. They are a vital part of the marine ecosystem, helping to maintain the balance of ocean life. While they are found worldwide, there's something truly special about encountering them in the clear, pristine waters off the Oahu coast.
The Shark Cage
The shark cage is an essential piece of equipment in our snorkeling adventure, designed with safety and visibility as top priorities. Comprised of robust, marine-grade steel, the cage keeps you safe from the sharks while allowing an up-close and personal encounter. Our unique open-top design ensures a comfortable, non-claustrophobic experience, while the bars are spaced to provide a clear, panoramic view of the surrounding marine life. The cage is securely moored in the open ocean, becoming a point of interest for the sharks who naturally approach out of curiosity. This innovative design provides an unparalleled opportunity to observe these magnificent predators in their natural habitat, all from the safety of a sturdy, well-engineered dive cage.
The Tiger Shark, named for the distinctive, dark vertical stripes found mainly on younger sharks, is an intriguing and powerful creature to encounter during your open-ocean adventure. Often reaching lengths of up to 14 feet, these apex predators are renowned for their strong, robust bodies and blunt, wide snouts. Tiger Sharks exhibit a unique combination of curiosity and assertiveness, making them captivating subjects for observation. They are quite versatile, known to inhabit both open oceans and shallow coastal waters, and have a diverse diet that contributes to their reputation as the 'garbage cans of the sea'. Despite their formidable appearance and reputation, Tiger Sharks are generally not a threat to divers in controlled environments such as our carefully managed shark cage experience.
North Shore Shark Dive Tour Details
- Price & Availability
- Activity & Event Itinerary
- Departure & Return
- Cancellation Policy
Dive Safely Inside A Steel Cage
Observe Sharks In The Wild
Learn About Sharks From Your Guide
All Snorkel Gear Provided
Snorkel In The Open Ocean
Experience Coastal Views Of Oahu
Disposable Cameras Available For Purchase
Spot Other Marine Wildlife Like Turtles & Dolphins
Our one-of-a-kind shark snorkeling tour offers an immersive experience in the vibrant underwater world of these incredible marine creatures. As we journey three miles off the coast, keep your eyes peeled for occasional glimpses of dolphins and other marine wildlife that inhabit these tropical waters. Arriving at our anchored shark cage, you'll feel a surge of adrenaline as you step into the cage, safely secured yet open to the ocean, presenting a view that is nothing short of breathtaking.
Gaze in wonder as Galapagos and Sandbar Sharks, among the largest coastal species in the world, swim gracefully around the cage. At times, the rare and majestic Tiger or Hammerhead Sharks might make a surprise appearance, adding an extra dash of excitement to this already momentous encounter. The crystal clear visibility, often exceeding 150 feet, ensures you won't miss a moment of this spectacular display of marine life. Guided by our knowledgeable experts, you'll gain a deeper understanding and respect for these misunderstood predators. This tour is more than just a thrilling adventure; it's an opportunity to learn, appreciate, and create unforgettable memories in the heart of the ocean.
Price & Availability
2-Hour Shark Cage Snorkel Tour From Haleiwa Harbor
|Adult Cage DiversAges 13 yrs+||$120.00|
|Child Cage DiversAges 5-12 yrs||$90.00|
|Adult Boat Riders||$100.00|
Activity & Event Itinerary
7:00 am - Leave Haleiwa Harbor
7:30 am - Arrive at our steel cage about 3 miles offshore
8:30 am - Finish swimming with sharks to begin the ride back to shore
9:00 am - Return to Haleiwa Harbor
Departure & Return
Tours are available daily.
The tour departs from Haleiwa Harbor at 7am and returns around 9am.
Keep in mind Haleiwa is about an hour away from Waikiki and Honolulu so please plan accordingly.
Any request for a refund 72 hours or more before the tour or activity starts is honored with a full refund.
No refunds are issued for any cancellations inside the 72-hour period, prior to the start of your tour. There is no refund for no-shows. There is no charge for date change or tour change based on tour availability outside of the 72-hour cancellation period.