We originally booked the 08:30 tour for Sunday, but received an email Friday saying that because of poor weather the tour had to be moved to another day. This was fine with us since we would be spending several days on Oahu anyway. Thursday we headed up north for the 08:30 tour. I would recommend renting a car if you're staying in Honolulu. Shark Encounters does not provide a shuttle and the bus ride is about 2,5 hours long. We were met by the captain and another crew member at the harbor, where we had to sign a waiver claiming we knew the risk and all that stuff. The waiver actually also prohibits you from posting pictures from the trip on social media. A bit strange. The boat was a smaller than we expected but the trip out to the cage went well despite the rough seas. The crew were informative and clear in their instructions and also lectured us on sharks and general sea life in the area. The cage experience it self was really cool. Its totally safe as long as you keep your limbs inside the cage, and we got to see 5-6 Galapagos sharks up close. Quite thrilling. I would recommend the tour to anyone, but remember to get some pills for sea sickness.
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