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North Shore Shark Adventures

Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, 66-105 Haleiwa Road / Check in at the Shark Shack, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
808 228 5900
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$73*
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Ranked #11 of 44 Activities in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Perth, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 NEW

We dropped by the shark shed to check things out, just as the last staff member was leaving for the afternoon. He was more than happy to help us, he checked the weather, advised us which day would be best, and which tour time would be the calmest. He also suggested sea-sickness tablets to help take the edge off. Then... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Vanessa and Sam, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We are happy to know that you had a great experience and we appreciate your kind words regarding our staff.. We hope at least that your outlook on sharks is changed for the better. As you mentioned, taking motion sickness prevention helps especially if you've never... More

Honolulu, Hawaii, United States
1 review
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

My family and I got stuck in morning traffic on the H1/H2 due to an accident. This caused our GPS ETA to be 5-10 minutes late. We gave Shark Adventures a courtesy call to inform them of our status, but they stated they could not wait for us, no exceptions. We eventually arrived ON TIME, only to find that the... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Stephan M., Thank you for bringing this matter to our attention. We are sorry to hear that your experience started off in a way you were not expecting but I sent you a private message hoping to get more information from you so I can investigate your ordeal. I await your response. In the time being, we ask all... More

Montreal, Canada
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13 reviews 13 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

If you're planning a different twist on your holiday, going diving with sharks will do it for you & with these blokes, you can't go wrong. With fun staff, the boat ride out felt smooth (contrast to my nerves). As for the dive itself, it was bloody brilliant, 20 min in the water with 7 sharks swimming around, it was... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Stephan M. Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review, we're glad to know you had a "great day out!" We appreciate your review and are happy to learn that your time with the sharks was more than what you expected. As you mentioned getting a car, we too agree that would be a great idea because... More

Austin, Texas
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

This was great fun. Staff was super helpful and friendly. It's not complicated. Drive to the shark cage, wait your turn, put on the mask and jump in the shark cage. Than you adrenaline starts pumping because these sharks were so close you could touch them. Do yourself a favor and book with NSSA. You'll love it. As a side... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Grande L., Mahalo for joining us on tour and for allowing us to be part of an adventure that you'll never forget. We hope we changed your perception on sharks. Your kind words regarding our staff is great appreciated. We like how you put it in easy terms on what we do on tour. As you said, it is... More

NEW YORK
Top Contributor
71 reviews 71 reviews
39 attraction reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

I had booked this tour with hotel pick-up. The pick-up was very early and everyone was tired. They were on-time and got things moving swiftly. The tour was well done and the staff were friendly. I was in a group of 5 people and we were in the cage for about 20 minutes.There was no pressure to buy the video... More

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Braddah K, Customer Sertvice at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha hmhmec, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We appreciate greatly your commendations regarding your experience on tour and we hope your experience with the sharks helped to change your perception on them in a positive way. We're glad your pickup went great and your whole experience went as planned. Another thing to note, we recommend... More

Hood River, Oregon
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
13 attraction reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2014

We did this ten years ago and had a blast -- even though I was the only one in the family who went in. This time, bigger boat, safer cage, video recording -- it was even better. These guys know what they are doing and they make it a fun, safe trip. Couple of cons: very easy to get seasick... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Jeckertny, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We are especially flattered that you remembered us and went on tour again after 10 years and had fun. We've improved over the years with securing bigger and better boats and cages and even built a shack in the harbor to ease the check-in process. Thank you also... More

Brisbane, Australia
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

We got the van from Oahu and had a fun trip to the North Shore. My wife did not go in the cage but just came to watch. I had a great time and saw lots of sharks. I would recommend this trip to anyone. You don't need a lot of courage as it is very well run. The only... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha zekewolf-11, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We appreciate that you saw lots of sharks, found value in our tour, and that it was worth your time. We are the only company that offers a boat rider option that allows others in your party to join the tour without getting into the cage. Your family... More

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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014

This was awesome! To address the not so favorable review topics: I never felt pressured to buy the video, I didn't see any more favorable treatment for the people who got the video, it was offered and never mentioned again. That being said we had a great time! The Crew was funny which is exactly what you need before doing... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Aries331, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We're glad to know you had a great time! We appreciate you addressing those "not so favorable topics" an our crew appreciates your kind words and observation. It's very difficult to be grouchy at work when you're surrounded by nature, on a boat with people that are here... More

Warren, Arkansas
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2014

WE HAD A BLAST!!!! We booked through the concierge desk at our hotel. The van picked us up near our hotel. The group was so much fun! It was a nice group of folks from Australia, Canada, and of course the US. Our drivers was helpful and answered our questions. Upon arrival they explained the procedures. We rode 3 miles... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha clfar, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We're happy you had a blast! We find that sometimes all the ingredients for a perfect time come together just nicely for the day to go great on our tours. Ingredients include sharks, a great staff, calm weather, motion sickness prevention, and guests from all around the world... More

Chantilly, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

We had an amazing morning with North Shore Shark Adventures. We lucked out with perfect weather for our 9am tour. Smooth sailing and 100 feet of visibility in the water. Sharks were there and waiting for us when we pulled up to the shark cage. Absolutely amazing to be in the water with them up close. The 15 minutes in... More

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Braddah K, Customer Service at North Shore Shark Adventures, responded to this review

Aloha Heather A., Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We are honored to be part of an experience which your ohana will never forget. Our tour is perfect for families who want to experience an adventure which is out of the ordinary, yet safe for all members to enjoy. How cool is it to go back... More

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