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Hawaii Shark Encounters

P.O. Box 400, Haleiwa Harbor, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
808-351-9373
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Ranked #14 of 41 Activities in Haleiwa
Type: Tours
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Swallow your fears and come face to face with one of Hawaii's most majestic and misunderstood creatures of the deep...Sharks! View sharks in their... more » Owner description: Swallow your fears and come face to face with one of Hawaii's most majestic and misunderstood creatures of the deep...Sharks! View sharks in their natural habitat in a specially designed cage that not only protects but has plexiglass windows so you can still get that one on one feeling. No experience required, no age limit. Mask and snorkel provided along with refreshments, hot water shower, comfortable seating and a toilet on board as well. Professional photo cds and video available for purchase. « less
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Chicago, Illinois
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

When I first signed up for this the goal was to experience looking at sharks in their natural environment and for the most part I got what I expected. Our boat was full so they had to break us into 3 groups. You need to decide before going into the cage whether or not you will purchase the video. By... More

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Chicago, Illinois
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16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

We had a great time, this was probably the highlight of our trip. We took the 8am ish trip, and weather turned out to be perfect! Calm waters, and completely blue sky. They recommend taking a motion sickness pill before the trip, but I didn't need it (maybe because it was unusually calm?). I booked the tour months in advance,... More

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Woodbridge, Virginia, United States
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10 reviews 10 reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

This was so much fun! So we only saw 2 sharks, but I was happy with the two sharks. There was a total of 5 of us that morning on the boat, so we all got to be in the cage the entire time which was really nice. The people who worked there were very nice and I would definitely... More

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Newcastle, New South Wales, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

There were lots of sharks but very small. The time in the cage was only about 15 minutes. So value for money was poor. Good for the first timer.

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Sheffield
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

We went cage diving with these guys when we were in Hawaii, one of the best experiences of my life and something i will never forget. Highly recommended to anyone who wants to see sharks in there natural habitat. The guys on the boat are very keen to educate everyone that sharks aren't all like Jaws.

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Senior Contributor
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

This company was so helpful! They emailed back almost straight away and helped us book our tour as we needed transport which they offer on certain days which is so helpful Cause its about an hour from Waikiki. The guys on the tour boat were friendly and told us great facts. You get about 15 minutes in the shark cage... More

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Pahoa
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7 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Started on time, professional crew, knew what they were doing. Small amount of passengers aboard the boat and a lovely boat ride out into the bay, just got a little wet from the after spray. The sharks were just fantastic, up close and personal with them inches from you. Wonderful captain and first mate for this. Recommended for anyone and... More

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Los Angeles, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This was amazing and the sharks are right there! 10 to 12 foot sharks swimming right below your feet, and not one of them but a least a dozen! I would defiantly do this again, it was well worth the money. The boat ride can get a little choppy but keep focused on the land and you'll do fine. We... More

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Valdez, Alaska
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2014

Total thrill for my sons and myself! This shark cage adventure was one of the very best things I have ever done I would definitely do this again and again. The crew was fantastic and knowledgeable about the sharks and the environment

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Crew did all they could to make experience awesome! The sharks were right in front of you! Even from the boat you can see them. Make sure you take a waterproof camera, or but a waterproof case from an Abc store for 20 dollars. They work great!

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