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Swim and dive with sharks in Hawaii! Head out on Oahu’s North Shore on a shark cage dive tour or experience the rush of freediving with sharks. Submerge below the blue Hawaiian waters as these awe-inspiring creatures of the ocean gracefully swim around you. Pelagic Shark dive tours are a top 10, Hawaii bucket list experience. A professional guide will join you to make sure that this is the safest shark encounter possible. Shark diving tours are some of the best adventure activities in Hawaii!
Frequently Asked Questions


Should I book a shark cage tour or a shark freediving tour?

Shark cage tours are the most friendly option for guests of all skill and comfort levels. The cage provides something for you to hold onto in a safe and controlled environment so you don’t have to do any actual swimming during the tour. This makes for a more relaxed experience allowing you to focus on watching the sharks. You will spend approximately 20 to 40 minutes in the cage depending on which shark cage boat you choose.

The snorkeling and freediving shark tours are an incredible experience but are recommended for guests who are confident swimmers and have a taste for true adventure. You will be swimming with a professional trained guide in the open ocean for about 45 to 60 minutes.


What kind of sharks will we see on the tour?

You can interact with a number of different ocean going shark species, depending on the time of year. Common encounters include Galapagos Sharks, Sandbar Sharks, Hammerhead Sharks, Tiger Sharks, Oceanic White Tips and more.


Is a scuba diving certification required for shark tours in Hawaii?

No certification or prior experience is required for any shark tour in Hawaii. It is recommended that those not so familiar with snorkeling book a Shark Cage Tour as opposed to a Shark Freediving Tour.


Where can I swim with sharks in Hawaii?

All shark tours depart from the same location on Oahu’s North Shore. After a quick 10 to 15 minute boat ride from Haleiwa Harbor you will arrive at the dive site, a spot famous for consistent shark sightings.


What is the best time of the day to do the tour?

Early morning is the best time of day to go on a shark tour. Not only is marine life more active in the morning but the weather is much calmer, making for a more enjoyable experience on the boat and in the water.


Choose Your Hawaii Shark Tour

Tour Company Boat Capacity Shark Cage Capacity Time in Water Tour Type Waikiki Pick-Up
Haleiwa Shark Tours 6 6 25+ min Shark Cage No
Hawaii Shark Encounters 12 6 20+ min Shark Cage Yes
North Shore Shark Adventures 18 8 20 min Shark Cage Yes
One Ocean Diving 6 No Cage 45-60min Snorkeling / Freediving No
Islandview Hawaii 6 No Cage 45-60min Snorkeling / Freediving No

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Latest reviews of Shark Cage Diving & Swim

Best experience ever!!

2021/06/16 Couples Sophie

Amazing time!!! The staff was friendly knowledgeable and made sure we were all comfortable! We were in a smaller group so we got plenty of cage time! Would recommend this to everyone!!!

Amazing

2021/06/15 Friends Daniela/Cira

The girl divers are incredible, they have a lot of knowledge about their work and we love how they do to protect sharks, a spectacular adventure and especially because we swim with sharks in their habitat without causing... more

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The sharks did not disappoint. Awesome experience to see them close up.

2021/06/10 Friends Barbara

We chose this company because of longer time in the water with the sharks and smaller group size. it was worthwhile. It was fascinating to see the sharks so close, eye to eye, and being able to recognize different animal... more

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Shark Dive

2021/06/07 Couples Lindsay

I was expecting to maybe see some sharks out in the distance, but this was up close and person with about 12 Galapagos sharks!
As soon as we reached the site the sharks were already there because they have been condit... more

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A must do while in Hawaii!

2021/06/06 Friends Alisa

What a great experience! To be in open water with these beautiful creatures was awesome. The crew is so interactive with the guests and they share educational information about sharks. They are in the water the entire... more

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Great time!!!

2021/06/05 Couples Laura

We had an amazing time! The only downfall was it was windy so it made it hard for me the short person to hold on and take pictures.

Shark Cage Diving & Swim (Snorkeling Cruises & Tours), Oahu tours & activities, fun things to do in Oahu | HawaiiActivities.com
Swim and dive with sharks in Hawaii! Head out on Oahu’s North Shore on a shark cage dive tour or experience the rush of freediving with sharks. Submerge below the blue Hawaiian waters as these awe-inspiring creatures of the ocean gracefully swim around you. Pelagic Shark dive tours are a top 10, Hawaii bucket list experience. A professional guide will join you to make sure that this is the safest shark encounter possible. Shark diving tours are some of the best adventure activities in Hawaii!