For years, North Shore Shark Adventures have been a favorite among our customers, providing them with unforgettable experiences and memories. In this article, we delve into the top five reasons why our customers have fallen head over heels for our shark adventures. Let’s dive in and discover what makes our venture truly unique!

Best Family Excursion in Oahu

Family enjoying the shark cage diving

We had such a wonderful time and this was such a unique experience. It was actually very windy on the day we went so we got jostled around a lot but it did not affect how much fun we had. This is one of the coolest experiences we’ve ever had as a family. We would HIGHLY recommend it to anyone!

Reviewed by: Rachel Clarke, 2019/12/01

An Exhilarating Adventure

Shark Encounters

This was such a neat experience that I’ll never forget. We were so close to the sharks, which was somewhat scary, but mostly serene watching them swim by, really not caring about us humans in a cage. They come up to the sound of the boat because the area is usually filled with crabbers and they’ve become accustomed to eating the scraps. It was so neat being surrounded by these beautiful creatures and close enough to see the small barnacles attached to their bodies.

We did the 11am tour, which resulted in quite rocky waters (hence it being the latest option). The earlier times are much calmer waters and generally better visibility. The later time is not ideal for anyone sensitive to motion sickness, or nervous about the experience as it enhanced the intensity getting in and out of the cage. While in the water, we all had to hold on tightly to avoid hitting and kicking one another.

All that said, it was way worth it. Again, the earlier times and much calmer and even more enjoyable – highly recommend the tour, the earlier the better!

Reviewed by: CoCo, 2017/03/30

Thrilling but Safe Experience

group of friends inside the cage

OK, so the idea of going to ‘find’ sharks as opposed to avoiding them at all costs can take a little getting used to. However once I’d gotten over that, I have to say this is one of the most exhilarating experiences I’ve had (and enjoyed) on the island. There’s two basic times that you can go out, Super early or Early, Yes that’s right, Don’t plan on a late night in the bar the night before trying to drum up Dutch courage because this boat leaves early and you want to get your sleep in.

After a leisurely 20-25 mins boat ride out (i think they said about 2 miles) to the dive site you arrive in an open water area, engines are cut and you pull up next to the cage. A quick chat from the crew, and two groups are selected A & B, This ensures you have maximum space in the cage and is a really cool idea.

We climbed in first, GoPro’s on and ready to start shooting. The cage is actually rather large and you definitely want to be up close to the bars hold on, and go down to get your first glimpse… I’m not going to say much more on what you’ll see but I will say, This is a guaranteed sharks (plural, many lol) shark tank dive. They big, upclose and personal and you are totally safe in your secure housing. You get ample time to take selfies, group shots, dive down again, hold the bottom of the cage etc., as these amazing creatures swim all around you.

I’d forgot my wrist strap for my cam, No problem, The crew guy noticed as I was getting ready ad gave me a cool wrist-strap for it (thick rubber band!) Awesome Service.

Highly Recommended.

Reviewed by: David, 2016/01/14

An Absolute Must-do for the Price

Shark sighting during North Shore shark cage diving

Exactly what it said on the website. We had an amazing time, saw some amazing sharks and even got a DVD of us with the Sharks from one of the deck hands Dawn. Definitely worth every penny.

Reviewed by: Melanie, 2015/09/06


boat cruise on shark cage diving

When my friend asked me to do this with him, I was a bit hesitant. Not knowing what to expect, my imagination relived several scenes in “Jaws”. After doing some research and coming to the realization that North Shore does this on a daily basis without people loosing limbs, I agreed. It turned out to be an absolutely phenomenal experience. We arranged for the hotel pickup and once in the van, took the 45 minute ride to the North Shore area of Oahu. Once at the marina, it’s about a 20-30 minute ride out to the cage. The Captain went over all the safety instructions thoroughly and describes what types of sharks we would be seeing. His shark lecture was very informative and wasn’t stumped when questions were asked. Once at the site, the cage is secured to the side of the boat and after the 8-10 passengers get in, the cage is allowed to float away about 20 feet. Observing the sharks was a thing of beauty and simply can’t be described in words. I would do this again in a heartbeat.

Reviewed by: Rob R, 2013/09/02

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Come and See Why our Customers Can’t Stop Raving About their Experience!

If you haven’t yet experienced the thrill of a North Shore Shark Adventure, you’re definitely missing out. This is your chance to get up close and personal with some of the most majestic creatures of the deep, in a safe, sustainable, and unforgettable way. The azure waters off the North Shore are teeming with life, and our knowledgeable guides are ready to help you explore it. Don’t just take our word for it. Whether you’re an experienced diver or a first-timer, let North Shore Shark Adventures offer you a unique adventure you’ll be talking about for years to come.