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Pelagic Shark Dive Tour provided by Island View Hawaii

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Pelagic Shark Dive Tour

Pelagic Shark Dive Tour
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About
Swim with reef sharks and other marine life—including dolphins and whales—on a snorkeling excursion off Oahu’s North Shore. This tour is focused on educating participants about sharks and the surrounding ecosystems, providing you with a perspective you can’t find on most larger shark diving trips. Plus, the 6-person maximum group size allows the company to create a personalized tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
Experience the thrill of swimming freely with reef sharks
Travel by boat to an area that is naturally frequented by multiple shark species
Provided snorkeling gear and a safety diver make the tour accessible to first-timers
A dive photographer captures pictures of your underwater adventure (photos are available for purchase)
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67550P1
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
Bottled water • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Safety diver
Exclusions
Swimsuit - come dressed to get in the water • Sunscreen - apply prior to boarding to limit excessive scents/oils in the water • Towel and a change of clothes in your vehicle • Small personal items may be stored on the boat during the dive • Photos - high quality images available for purchase after the dive • Gratuities • Private transportation
Duration
2h
Departure details
Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA Departure Point: Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Directions: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. *Free parking is readily available near the dock Dates: See Availability
Inclusions
Bottled water • Live commentary on board • Local guide • Use of Snorkelling equipment • Safety diver
Exclusions
Swimsuit - come dressed to get in the water • Sunscreen - apply prior to boarding to limit excessive scents/oils in the water • Towel and a change of clothes in your vehicle • Small personal items may be stored on the boat during the dive • Photos - high quality images available for purchase after the dive • Gratuities • Private transportation
Departure details
Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA Departure Point: Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Directions: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. *Free parking is readily available near the dock Dates: See Availability
Duration
2h
Return details
Returns to original departure point
Additional information
Confirmation will be received at time of booking
Not wheelchair accessible
Minimum age is 5 years old - must be accompanied by an adult
Get a good night's rest before your adventure!
We kindly ask you leave behind any preconceived notions about sharks and experience this adventure with an open mind
Always be attentive and present in the water, keeping your ears above water and paying close attention to the Safety Diver's instructions
If you are prone to seasickness, please take Dramamine 1 hour prior to the tour
A minimum of 2 people per trip is required for any trip. If you are booking as a single passenger, we will contact you if the minimum trip requirements are not met.
Near public transportation
Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
This tour/activity will have a maximum of 5 travelers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor
    Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
    Departure Point: Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Directions: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. *Free parking is readily available near the dock Dates: See Availability
    See address & details
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    Island View Hawaii
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Meet directly at our boat - it's a small boat that says Islandview Hawaii on the side.
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  • You'll end at
    Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor
    Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
    Departure Point: Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Directions: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. *Free parking is readily available near the dock Dates: See Availability
    See address & details
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Popular mentions

5.0
72 reviews
Excellent
68
Very good
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Rebecca C
Griffith, IN81 contributions
Amazing!
Amazing! Their staff was incredible and we saw so many sharks, including a beautiful female tiger shark that stayed with us for a while.

I felt very safe with the staff. They did an amazing job managing us and making us feel safe. They made it so fun even though I was super nervous. I don’t know if I would do it again, it might be pushing my luck, LOL, but I am definitely glad I can check it off my bucket list. An amazing experience all around.
Written July 19, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Tiffany H
3 contributions
Magical
Jul 2021 • Couples
First off, the experience was simply surreal. Sharks accepting us in their water their home was humbling and just magical. Our Captain was very thorough with the orientation, so our small group (of 8) had all the information before going into the water swimming with sharks, we learned about the should-dos and should-not-dos. Absolutely pay attention here, because when the first shark was swimming towards me, all I had on my mind was to calm myself down by reminding myself of what the Captain had said-- no splashing, don't get overly excited (because their electric sensor could sense fear/excitement that animals/humans give off), and maintain eye contact. We had two divers (one taking pictures/videos) in the water with us at all times. The first shark got close to about 4-5 feet away, then it turned away. It was nerve wrecking yet phenomenal in the sense where all the crap we've been taught by the media about sharks is so utterly untrue. This real encounter has opened my eyes and changed my perspective forever. I highly recommend this tour to everyone. So grateful for crew at Island View for making us feel very safe, and for the sharks to meet us in their home. Mahalo!
Written July 17, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Zena W
5 contributions
Book this! You will L O V E it!
Jun 2021
I was super apprehensive to book a "Swimming with the Sharks" excursion but we had heard great things about Island View and they did not disappoint! My 23yo son, 21yo daughter and I loved this excursion. The crew was amazing and explained everything. If you are on the fence, just book this! It was amazing and the incredible videos and photos are included in the price!
Written June 23, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

A H
San Jose, CA2 contributions
You won't want to miss this!
Apr 2021
My husband and I were visiting O'ahu for the first time and just had to try this...it was SO worth it! Although we were nervous about swimming with sharks after watching the news and hearing horror stories, we learned that these creatures are so amazing!

We were on a small boat with three other participants and were happy that it was with a smaller group. It felt more personal and intimate. Our guides were welcoming and knowledgeable about the sharks and we could tell that they truly wanted to educate others about these amazing creatures. While in the water, our guides checked on us and made sure we were comfortable throughout the experience. We were able to see Galapagos sharks and they were so close to us! Despite this, they were so calm and majestic as they swam around us.

We had a wonderful time and like all the other reviews mentioned, leave your preconceived notions about sharks behind! You won't want to miss this.
Written April 21, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Ram J
Sunnyvale, CA16 contributions
Wonderful lifetime experience
Mar 2021 • Couples
Wife and I thoroughly enjoyed this experience. We went for the 11 am trip with 3 other folks. The weather was near perfect with a smooth ocean and a warm sun. Hunter and his buddy made us feel at ease and talked us through what we should expect. Ended up seeing a jellyfish and a Galapagos shark in close quarter . Felt safe at all times.
Written March 27, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Kristin D
Boston, Massachusetts, United States12 contributions
Incredible!!
Feb 2021
A dream come true for me. I swam with wild sharks while listening to the hump back whales sing. The guides were very knowledgeable and took most of the fear away from the rest of my family (3 teenagers and my husband.) Gorgeous creatures and one of the best days of my life.
Written February 24, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Luke
Maui, HI4 contributions
Unforgettable experience!
I saw sharks and tiger sharks, this guided tour gave me an unforgettable experience!I was shocked the moment I saw the sharks, they looked very majestic, but they are also a bit shy.
The tour guide is very serious and patient, The tour guide knew that I was from another country, he was very patient and explained the whole travel process and precautions to me. This will definitely bring you an unforgettable experience, I will recommend my friends to join this tour.
Written January 26, 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Rebecca C
Griffith, IN81 contributions
One of the Most Amazing Experiences of My Life
This was amazing. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. Please ignore the other review that someone else wrote about the owners. First of all, she didn’t even go on a tour with this company and second, she booked with a third party vendor, so her real issue should be with the third party vendor, not this company.

Our tour was amazing. It was just my husband and I, and the owner of the company, his brother and his cousin, so it is a true family business. The owner stayed on the boat and the other two came into the water with us, one as the safety diver and the other as the photographer.

Some other reviews mentioned being upset they couldn’t take their own cameras. This is a good thing and is for your own safety. They want you to be focused on the experience and pay attention to them and the sharks, and not be distracted by your camera. I am personally thankful for this, because it allowed me to be fully present when the giant tiger shark swam by us several times!!! She was amazing and beautiful but man she had a lot of teeth and stayed very very close for a long time - yikes! It was scary and amazing all at the same time. The guys on the tour were awesome - they kept me calm and worked with us and I really felt good having them around us and guiding us. They were so calm and patient! I would recommend this tour 1000%! We also saw Galapagos and sandbar sharks, but that giant tiger shark stole the show. The Galapagos sharks stayed by us almost the whole time, but stayed below us and swam a comfortable distance away. It was amazing to just float there and watch them in their natural environment. Very peaceful and beautiful.

The photographer diver got amazing photos and they were included in our tour price. I don’t know if that is how it always is, but I was appreciative that he took the photos and I could just focus on not getting eaten (just kidding, kind of). Did I mention how big that tiger shark was?!? A week later, I am still in awe of her and how close she got to us and how gracefully she glided thru the water. I realize now she was just curious and wanted to check us out. Overall, it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Thank you, Island View!!
Written October 30, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

kimberly t
2 contributions
Do not book this
Oct 2020 • Friends
Usually I wouldn’t write a review, and if I have a bad experience, I usually just chop it up as a one time thing and never discourage people from trying things. In this case, go with a different company (ONE OCEAN DIVING) . We had our confirmation of booking on hand and the money was taken out of our accounts. I was so excited to go on an 8am shark diving tour with my two friends, and when we called to verify where to meet the boat, they told us they had nothing on the books and to get a refund from trip advisor. They acted as if it wasn’t their problem. As we were sitting in the marina trying to figure out what to do, we watched the boat we paid money to go on load up a small group of people to take out. When I called to ask what was going on because they said there was nothing scheduled, they let us know that they were a third party answering service and they passed my number and information onto the owner to call me back and reschedule for later that day. The company NEVER reached out to me, and we ended up getting a refund and booking with one ocean diving and the crew and the entire experience was amazing! 10/10 would recommend ONE OCEAN DIVING any day. Island view doesn’t care about their guest clearly, considering it’s been 24 hours and the owner still hasn’t contacted me to rectify the situation. It would be one thing if the owner tried to reach out after being informed on what happened but he hasn’t. So that’s why I chose to leave this review.
Written October 17, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

Laura Vardy
Grand Falls Windsor, Canada746 contributions
Best way to swim with sharks!
Feb 2020
I booked this tour online and I'm so glad I did! We had the best morning with these guys! We were greeted in the harbour by 3 crew, the captain, photographer and our guide in the water. We were provided with all the information we would need to know and I was immediately at ease.
It took only a few minutes for our group of 6 to travel offshore to the area where we would swim. It was easy getting into the water, which was fairly calm when we went. Within minutes, we were approached by sandbar and Galapagos sharks. And by approached I mean they slowly swam towards us but kept their distance. They were close enough to see but everyone felt safe. It was actually a very peaceful experience! Our guide Kyle was great! He made sure we were safe at all times and he was able to distinguish between the types of sharks. I highly recommend booking with this company! No need to swim in a cage!
Written February 20, 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC.

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Mike M
Mike M
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Amazing Shark Dive
Exhilarating! Amazing experience swimming with these beautiful animals. The boat captain taught us so much about sh
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Majestic
Intimate experience with a great family atmosphere. Great instructions and safety divers. My 9 year old had an ama
Gayathri P
Gayathri P
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Cage Free Snorkeling with Sharks
We were very worried about this experience with sharks and the cage free experience. The hosts made us feel comfort
Chad T
Chad T
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Effortless shark viewing!
Memorable and very enjoyable. I saw sharks and a barracuda. Great pictures and videos. 3 mile boat ride.
Keith K
Keith K
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Fantastic Experience
What a great experience to not only see the sharks but to swim with them. The crew was awesome and took great care
an6997
an6997
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Almost no sharks
The tour guides were very friendly; however, we barely saw any sharks in 45 minutes. We saw one sandbar shark after
nicetrippin
nicetrippin
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Swimming with Sharks. No cage!
Excellent crew that was professional, polite and very experienced. We swam with 3 Galapagos sharks! What an amazing
jordannawakefield
jordannawakefield
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Great experience!
The staff was awesome and very knowledgeable! It was a great experience and I would highly recommend this tour to a
pubalib2019
pubalib2019
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Incredible experience
This was undoubtedly the best experience on our trip to Honolulu. The sight of the Galapagos sharks gliding around
715sonjak
715sonjak
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Wow!!!
This is something that will blow your mind and leave you speechless! The guides were great! They were knowledgeable
ajb573
ajb573
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Great tour!
This was a highlight of my wife's and my 10 day stay on the Hawaiian Islands. This is the real deal- you get super
IcyLondon
IcyLondon
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Amazing trip, but...
The experience was amazing. The water was so clear and blue, and the sharks came in super close. The guide was very
RRLundq
RRLundq
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Amazing
Guides are very aware and communicative - be sure to listen since this is a wild animal habitat! Fun and safe (with
bcallister
bcallister
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Greatest experience!!!
This was by far the best excursion our family has done! A huge thanks to Sam, our safety diver and guide he was awe
baileybean10
baileybean10
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shark tour
Fantastic tour. Very chill crew a great experience.. Cannot recommend it more highly. Would say it is a don't mis
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