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Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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Drive a Dune Buggy and Snorkel In the North Shore
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Oahu: 5 Star HOKU North Shore Adventure Tour
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North Shore Turtle Beach Snorkeling Tour

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A tide pool for wading and snorkelling

It's an off the tourist "Must see" maps of attractions located east of Waimea Water Falls, which in itself is a nice hike and nature preserve. You should wear water shoes though... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

It's an off the tourist "Must see" maps of attractions located east of Waimea Water Falls, which in itself is a nice hike and nature preserve. You should wear water shoes though as there are sharp lava rocks lining the tide pool as well as sea Urchins that make the pool their home. The fish that the high tide brings... More 

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Kaysville, Utah, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Visited Shark's Cove at the recommendation of many others, and it did not disappoint. While there can be crowds, there is plenty of space to explore in the cove; however, parking can be tough so arrive early. Saw many different fish, even an eel and a sea turtle up close. Came here after kids had a rough time at Hanauma,... More 

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Thank Jeffrey L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I was a little skeptical about how we could possibly see many fish here with the water as low as it was when we went. It was deeper in spots than I expected and we saw a good variety of fish . It' was little challenging to get into the water with lots of sharp rocks and the water being... More 

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Thank Carmen D
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Snorkeling at Sharks Cove is the best snorkeling that you can get without going on a boat! In many cases, it's better than doing a boat tour. It's smaller than Haunauma Bay, way less crowded, and more fully stocked with sea life.

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Thank Frank M
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I've visited this snorkeling spot 4-5 times over the years. It's one of the better places to snorkel on the island (from the beach) there is a tidepool-ish area that is sometimes open to the ocean (depending on the tide/season/sea level). This area is a little bit larger than a football field and provides a safe area for younger children... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were unable to book the snorkeling tour we wanted so we decided to try Shark's Cove on our own. It was absolutely great. We walked out on the rocks outside the cove and jumped into an aquarium with all kids of tropical fish, sea turtles and beautiful crystal clear water. There are some areas where you can jump of... More 

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Irvine, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I recommend going early - best parking and less crowds. The fish are plentiful and not at all shy. We had a few following us around like they wanted to be fed. Lots of rock/coral on the water for fish to congregate around which makes it fun to snorkel through. Make sure you have good sandals and/or shoes to get... More 

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Henderson, Nevada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We rented a car and drove from our Waikiki Beach hotel. There was some traffic even though we left early in the morning. On the way, we hit the Dole Pineapple Plantation (separate review) for a not-so-quick visit. This was a bit of a mistake. Even though it was convenient, it put us arriving at Shark's Cove to snorkel at... More 

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Bel Air, Maryland
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I did a couple of shore dives here with Tyler's Oahu Scuba. It's an easy entry and relatively shallow dive. Plenty of fish, some nudibranches, turtles and even a small white tip shark. Tyler's Oahu Scuba did a great job setting it all up and mother nature did the rest. I'd dive here again.

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

If you are in the North Shore and want to snorkel this is the place to go. It is calm enough for the kids and the parking is easy as well. We saw a lot of different fish and even a sea turtle in the water! Across the street there are a few really good food trucks as well.

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