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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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Ranked #9 of 35 activities in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2013
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 NEW

Our family of 5 (2 adults and 3 children, 14yrs, 10yrs & 7yrs) booked this tour easily directly through their website. From reading previous reviews we all took dramamine and thankfully none of us were sick, although separate story but I felt like I had taken a sleeping table and totally missed our drive of the north shore after the... More

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

Aloha Sedoyle113, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We are happy to hear that, although rough at times, your overall experience was well worth it. Our tours allow you to change your mind at the last second to either go into the cage or stay on the boat without penalty because we understand the cage is... More

Houston, Texas
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 NEW

After reading the reviews on Trip Advisor, I decided to book with North Shore Shark Adventures. They're a nice and professional crew, and they made you feel comfortable and safe. The crew as a whole, gets 5 stars. The reason why I'm rating it as "average" is because the experience itself wasn't as WOW as i thought it was going... More

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

Aloha rashi P, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We appreciate your compliments regarding our staff and overall tour and although we would have desired (and always strive for) an experience that would exceed your expectations, mother nature calls the shots. Thank you again and we hope your experience encourages you to visit us again. Aloha! More

Anchorage, Alaska, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

I'm leaving my old review in place, because it accurately describes my experience. In truth, the only bad aspect of my first time with North Shore was an incredibly rude crewman. Perhaps he fell overboard and was eaten. In any case, I hope he has moved on...or through, as it were. Anyway, I read all the reviews of the two... More

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

Aloha Robb W, Mahalo for coming back to join us. We apologize that your initial experience did not go as well as planned but we're happy to have been given another opportunity to redeem ourselves. As with anything that involves middle-men, sometimes they tend to add more human error into the equation but they do provide a necessary service to... More

Faulconbridge, Australia
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11 reviews 11 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

Wow, if you ever are in Oahu, this is a must do. Upon boarding a safety run through is given, and then a boat ride to the cage. You are then divided into groups and then each group are given their time in the cage. Getting in and out of the cage is a little tricky but certainly not dangerous.... More

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

Aloha Paula123_12, Mahalo for sharing your experience. We are glad your experience went well. We'll be happy if you can join us again in the future. See you later! Aloha! More

Chicago, Illinois
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24 reviews 24 reviews
8 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

Thought this was a well put together attraction ... nice people, nice boat, good humor, safety first and plenty of sandbar sharks. For a first time swim with the sharks ... was a-okay. Cage was a little crowded ... my teens said they were getting kicked by the adults in the cage (guess that's to be expected to some degree).... More

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

nAloha paintgirlchgo, Mahalo for sharing your review and joining us on tour. We are glad to know you enjoyed your overall experience. Although we are not a research program, per se, we often lend assistance to such related programs. We take pride in sharing information regarding the sea animals people encounter on our tours and, naturally, clients have questions about... More

Brisbane, Australia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2014

Doesn't matter that I was in a cage when I say I swam with sharks as I still really feel like I did and with the size of the ones I saw I was very happy to have the cage separating us. A group of three of us booked this tour with Ritchie from one of the Adventure Huts in... More

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

Aloha Sunlovers96, Mahalo for joining us on tour and for sharing your experience. We're sorry for not being able to provide you with sufficient video of your experience but we are very happy to hear you had a great time. If you're in town again call us back and don't forget to tell your friends about us. Mahalo and Aloha!! More

Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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23 reviews 23 reviews
12 attraction reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Our initial date with Shark Adventures was canceled (after we arrived which I thought a bit odd) due to high waves. Later that week we were good to go with the ocean being calm enough. So we took like a 15-20 boat ride out into the ocean to where you could see the top of a cage. During the ride,... More

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

Aloha Julder! Mahalo for joining us on tour. We are happy to know your experience went well and you had fun. Regarding the cost for the video, we recognize your advisement on pricing. We like to think that since this shark experience is once-in-a-lifetime for many, what price can you put on memories that last forever? Nothing really. It is... More

Asuncion, Paraguay
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Amazing experience, you guys should defenetly go for it. My friends and I had so much fun. The tour guys have been doing it for 14 years, it is totally safe. You get into a cage under water for about 20 minutes and sharks swim all around you. It's crazy. Amazing! Go for it!

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

Aloha Jazgale, Mahalo for joining us on tour. Sounds like you had a great time and saw plenty of sharks. One point that you mentioned is that our tour is completely safe. We've been operating for 14 years with a perfect safety record only because our crew are in tip-top shape adhering to governmental statutes and regulations. We take pride... More

Charleston, South Carolina
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13 reviews 13 reviews
11 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

One of the funnest things i Did while in Hawaii! I was a little skeptical at first but after seeing, I knew it was going to be a great experience. The staff was so nice, and were funny! The boat wasn't half bad either! We went out about 3 miles off the north shore, on the way out we seen... More

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

Aloha Megan S. Mahalo for joining us on board. We're glad you came out with us especially at this time of the year when the Humpback whales are around. As you've learned, they arrive a few months every year from Alaska to give birth to their young before heading home. These wonderful, graceful mammals love to come to Hawaii just... More

Mililani, Hawaii
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39 reviews 39 reviews
21 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2014

We live on Oahu and I bought this tour for my husband's birthday. It was the best decision I ever made. Kamaaina receive a discounted price which made it even better! What a truly amazing experience from beginning to end. The entire crew was friendly and professional and really put you at ease before venturing out into the ocean. Just... More

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

Aloha KelleySM, Mahalo for joining us on board. We are especially grateful whenever kamaaina come out on tour. We thank you for your support. As mentioned in your review, our passengers get a real treat seeing whales on our tours during the months of October through May along with dolphins and other sea animals. The sharks, of course, are always... More

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