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North Shore Shark Adventures

Address: Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, 66-105 Haleiwa Road / Check in at the Shark Shack, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: 808 228 5900
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$73*
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90%
Ranked #11 of 46 Activities in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Type: Tours, Adventure
Hours:
Sun - Sat 6:00 am - 6:00 pm
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Indianapolis, Indiana
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

You (and a few other people) float inside a large cage while wearing a snorkel mask. Large sharks swim around you for about 20min. It's awesome! This experience is something you MUST do during your visit. Here's a little insider info I learned during my adventure that you'll want to know. 1) For the last 50 years, boats have been... More 

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Winnipeg, Canada
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This is an amazing tour to go on. My first day was cancelled due to high waves, but got re booked right away 2 days later. It's best to go as early as possible and that is when the waters are most calm. Lots of sharks and other fish. Very safe, be sure to bring a underwater camera. Snorkel and... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

2nd time visiting Hawaii. 1st trip this tour got cancelled on us 3 times resulting in not being able to go at all. 2nd trip we got cancelled 3 times and finally on the 4th time we woke up and no phone call to cancel so we were super excited. Drive the 45 minutes there only to be told it... More 

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Elkhart, Indiana
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

This experience was not bad by any means. We saw sharks, the tour guides were funny and friendly. For me, I felt that we rushed. Our group was slightly smaller than most (from what the guides said) so they shoved more people into the cage in order to get done faster. This would not have been as big of a... More 

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Saskatoon, Canada
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014

My spouse and I were somewhat skeptical of this tour, as it is done with snorkels in a shark cage (as opposed to a scuba tank). However, we did it, and enjoyed it immensely. There were a lot of sharks the day we went. The time in the cage was exhilarating! Watching the sharks from the boat after was also... More 

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

Aloha Scuba411, Mahalo for joining us on tour and sharing your review. We are very happy that you had a great time seeing the sharks and that your experience outmatched your skepticism. Thanks for giving us a shot! We apologize if the video option fell short of your expectations. I've sent you a private message regarding follow up to your... More 

Tauranga, New Zealand
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

This is well run operation from start to finish. The crew were friendly and professional. There were many sharks most of which were well fed and treated us with indifference, however I certainly wasn't brave enough to put my hand out of the cage to provoke a reaction. All in all a great day.

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

Aloha Murray G., Mahalo for joining us on tour and we're glad you weren't brave enough to pet the sharks. We appreciate your feedback regarding our operation but most importantly, we hope we changed your perception on sharks for the better. See you again! Aloha! More 

Perth, Australia
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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 

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