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North Shore Shark Adventure

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Marvel from the safety of an underwater iron cage as the incredible Hawaiian mano (sharks) rise from the depths of Oahu's North Shore just to greet you, their entrancing beauty and splendor literally at your fingertips.

Summer Special, Adults save 10% (May 7, 2012 - September 7, 2012)

Details

Aboard an efficient 32-foot (9.8 m) aluminum boat, head out to sea on a 2-hour journey that promises plentiful close encounters of the aquatic kind, watching the rolling waves along the way for greetings from dolphins, Hawaiian green sea turtles, and—in the winter months—humpback whales. Once the boat stops and the floating shark-viewing cage is placed in the water, that's your cue to ready your underwater camera and get your provided snorkel and mask in place. Climb into the submerged steely fortress, and experience the sheer exhilaration of sleek 5- to 15-foot (1.5 m to 4.6 m) sharks swimming mere inches from you and a few fellow cage-goers. Go ahead and stay in the water as long as you wish, fully absorbing the ethereally mesmerizing view as you bob right along with these incredible marine creatures.

Inclusions

  • 2-hour shark tour
  • Guaranteed shark sightings
  • Use of mask and snorkel
  • Safety briefing

Duration

Approximately 2 hours (for tour only)

Departure time and location

Shark tour only: 7 AM, 9 AM, and 11 AM; from Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor

With transportation included: 5:30 AM, 7:30 AM, and 9:30 AM; from select Waikiki hotels

Return time and location

Shark tour only: 9 AM, 11 AM, and 1 PM; to Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor

With transportation included: 10 AM, noon, and 2 PM; to select Waikiki hotels

Location

Haleiwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, HI

Take the H2 Freeway north to Highway 80, then continue north on Highway 99 to Highway 83. Turn left on Kamehameha Highway (Haleiwa Road) across the bridge, and veer to your right. Enter Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor and look for "Kailolo II" to meet your captain and crew.

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Terms & Conditions

This Activity can be changed or cancelled without penalty at any time prior to 48 hours before the scheduled start of this Activity. Otherwise the product is 100% non-refundable and non-transferable.

All customers/participants are required to sign liability waivers before participating in this activity.

"One shark swam very close and we really met eyes"

Reviewer name: James Speight

Region: Oahu

Created on: 2011-09-28

When we arrived at Haleiwa Harbor at 6:30am, a boat with a cage attached to it was arriving at the front row loading dock. It was ridiculously easy to find, and parking was easy too - right next to the bathrooms immediately after you pull into the harbor.  There were two on crew and a captain - all friendly guys with relaxed attitudes. The boat we went out on was about 45 feet LOA and was a solid aluminum/steel trawler style boat with a broad bow. I thought to myself, “Wow, I bet they have crashed through some huge surf before…this thing is solid like a rock.”  The boat goes about 3 to 4 miles offshore, buoys mark a mooring and they move the cage from the stern mounting to the port side loading exit of the boat. We climbed inside and there were at least 6, maybe 8 big sharks right in front of me. I was shocked how close they got and how graceful they are. The crew put some plastic bottles on the water to try to bring them to the surface and the sharks did not really ever bite them, it almost looks like a kiss, or maybe just a nibble. One shark swam very close and we really met eyes. I remember looking deep into his and he was definitely looking into mine. This tour is definitely worth the money.

Book Activity

Shark tour
Date:
Qty Rate Type Price Each
Adult $100.00
Child $60.00
Shark tour with round trip transportation
Date:
Qty Rate Type Price Each
Adult $155.00
Child $115.00

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