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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 36 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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Pahoa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 attraction reviews
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
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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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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
2 reviews
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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Scottsdale, Arizona
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

amazing time with shark encounter. saw plenty of sharks, great crew and great experience. we went at 6 am, water was clear and smooth, made for easy viewing

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Elma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 13, 2014

Our travel agent Melissa McCoy from McCoy Travel booked this excursion and it is still the one our daughters are talking about! We gave them an underwater camera with 37 exposures and it was used up in the first 15 minutes in the water with the sharks! They absolutely LOVED it!

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Cartersville, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Great trip! Lots of sharks. Would highly recommend. Definitely premedicate if you are prone to seasickness. Also, depending on the water it can get a little rough in the cage. I would suggest a go pro video as taking still shots can be tricky because of the rough water.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

I did not expect much when I book this tour thru the internet but when I got there and WOW!!! I saw 9 Galapagos sharks up closed!! and the sharks are nice size..6-9 feet, It was amazing !!

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Newburyport, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

I've done this shark encounter a couple times, each time is more amazing and the captain & crewman are full of knowledge & history & love to take your photos too! Bring an underwater camera or GoPro if you have one but if you don't they do sell them on the boat for $20, the disposable kind. The sharks are... More

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Phoenix, Arizona
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

This was one of my top 5 experiences ever! The captain and crew were very friendly. I was by myself and they made a point to talk with me. If you get even the slightest bit sea sick, pre medicate! It was very choppy, but I thought it was exhilarating. The water was chilly, but I forgot about it as... More

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