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Hawaii Shark Encounters

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Address: 66-105 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, Oahu, HI 96712
Phone Number: +1 808-351-9373
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Fee: Yes

Swallow your fears and come face to face with one of Hawaii's most majestic...

Swallow your fears and come face to face with one of Hawaii's most majestic and misunderstood creatures of the deep...Sharks! View sharks in their natural habitat in a specially designed cage that not only protects but has plexiglass windows so you can still get that one on one feeling. 5 Years old and over welcome. Mask and snorkel provided, and we have a hot water shower. GoPros on a Go Pole are available for rent to capture your once in a lifetime experience in High Definition.

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Shark-rific Experience!

Booked my wife and I on the trip. My wife did not like the idea of going (even though we have been on shark dives in the Caribbean, go figure) under. In the end, I convinced her... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Plantation, Florida

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Toledo, Ohio
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I booked this tour for my son and we both were looking forward to it, but problems with the boat caused them to cancel. They did let us know in a timely manner and the refunded money was back into my account in 2 days. If we ever make it back I'd give them another shot.

Thank ToledoKat143
Plantation, Florida
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191 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Booked my wife and I on the trip. My wife did not like the idea of going (even though we have been on shark dives in the Caribbean, go figure) under. In the end, I convinced her to go. I will miss her. Weep, weep. OK, not really. She did dive and loved it! She didn't know why she didn't... More 

Thank L A M
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Sharks up and close. Great staff A couple things to say on this. One choose your time wisely. I let my family choose a later departure, and that is not wise. The later you go the rougher the surf. So if possible get an early booking, you'll be happier. Second, I do not recommend children under 8-10, unless super capable.... More 

Thank vjtcwheeler
Hamptonville, North Carolina
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crew is great and does their utmost to make sure you have a great experience. There were a lot of sharks with the longest being 19 feet in length. The sharks come very close to the cage and are amazing animals. This tour is well worth the time and money -- you won't be disappointed.

1 Thank Deborah S
San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The staff is extremely polite, friendly, and relaxed. They were also punctual, showing up a few minutes before departure, getting everyone on board quickly and out to the sight. If you get motion sickness and/or sea sickness, I would highly recommend dramamine before you go.

Thank JesLynx
Houston, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

After reading other reviews before booking online, we booked our excursion for early in our vacation and, since they did have to cancel our first reservation (boat mechanical issues), they were able to rebook us for a few days later (they also offered a full refund). I am so glad we were able to reschedule though - it was a... More 

1 Thank DisneyFan2013
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I travelled to Hawaii from Australia and booked this adventure online. It was an easy process from start to finish. Our tour guides Chris and Phillip were friendly, knowledgeable and extremely professional. Although the idea of dropping into a cage in the open sea surrounded by sharks might be a little daunting, the boys looked after everyone... More 

Thank Felicity M
Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

We got this on Groupon and thought it would be a neat experience. It is very safe if you are concerned. You spend about 20-30 minutes in the cage with a snorkel watching the Sharks swim very close to you. It was a good and fun experience.

Thank 702Towne
calgary, Canada
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6 reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016 via mobile

This was on my bucket list for many years and I finally did it! I went with my husband and a friend (She was just a boat rider, you can do that too.) You will not be disappointed, from start to finish it was incredible. We felt completely safe the entire time. The boat ride out was a bit bumpy,... More 

Thank mitsu
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Look for a Groupon coupon to save nearly 25 percent off the ticket price. All small to medium Galapagos sharks. Occasionally Tigers and Hammerheads can be spotted but not on our trip. The sharks come from one direction and are usually best seen from one side. Make sure you get that side of the cage. Also early morning timed are... More 

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