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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!

Hawaii Activities has a variety of the best Oahu shark diving tours. Find the best deals and discounts on shark cage diving tours and no-cage snorkeling and freediving with shark tours. Make your reservation in advance, most tours are likely to sell out quickly. Here’s your guide to help you book the perfect Oahu shark dive tour for you.

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 45 min Shark Cage No
Hawaii Shark Encounters 12 6 20-30 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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    Availability varies by date for all activities.

  1. No.1
    The original Hawaii shark cage diving tour: North Shore Shark Adventures puts you face to face with graceful predators! Get in the most popular shark cage tour on Oahu for unforgettable excitement. Shark sightings guaranteed!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD104.71

    3 - 4 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. No.2
    See sharks up close and personal in their natural habitat. This North Shore shark adventure is limited to 6 passengers, which means less time waiting for your turn and more time in the cage. Haleiwa Shark Tours is Oahu’s best shark diving tour.


    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  3. No.3
    Swim and snorkel with wild sharks from the safety of a floating cage! Get up close and personal as you witness these marine creatures on Oahu's North Shore.
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD112.20

    Group Discount
    Wed, Sat
    2.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon, night)
  4. Swim with sharks with Islandview, Hawaii's premier pelagic dive tour. Dive with expert local guides and safely get close to sandbar & galapagos sharks. A unique experience for adventure lovers.


    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Get out of the cage and safely snorkel among an array of shark species. Cruise along Haleiwa coastline & learn about the sharks behavior, biology & how to safely interact with them.


    2.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Spend the day sailing the ocean waters of Oahu on a beautiful 42 foot private luxury catamaran. Set sail from Waikiki to the beautiful North Shore of Oahu. Customize your trip to include fishing, swimming with sharks, dolphins, or snorkeling.

    From USD1,333.33

    12.5 hour(s) (morning)

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