Shark Encounter
Vendor: Hawaii Shark Encounters
Category: Shark Tour
Location: Oahu


Experience the thrill of meeting sharks face to face in the pristine waters of Oahu, Hawaii. From the safety of a cage, you will see the ocean's majestic hunters in their natural environment, surrounded by the deep blue of the Northshore.

More than just an adventure, this educational tour takes you into a world that few can ever experience. The open ocean world of sharks!

You will be taken over three miles off shore, where you can observe Galapagos and Sandbar sharks in their natural environment from the safety of a floating cage. No scuba experience is necessary, you enter the cage from above and stay on the surface using a mask and snorkel. Large Poly Glass windows let you peer into the open ocean and watch the sharks as they glide gracefully through the deep blue. To be in the presence of such awe inspiring animals will change the way you see sharks forever.


  • All necessary gear


  • Availability: Daily
  • Time: 7:00 am, 9:00 am or 11:00 am
  • Location: North Shore Oahu, Haleila - Waikiki hotel pick up is available at an additional cost
  • Duration: Approximately 2 hours


  • This is the open ocean, which can be very rough. Even on a calm day the boat still rocks! If you are prone to motion sickness, this will bring it on. The entry and exit into the cage requires you to be able to climb down a 5-step ladder, and you must be able to pull your own weight back up the ladder and into the boat.
  • Sometimes the weather is so rough that it becomes dangerous and we must cancel the tour. This can happen fairly often in the winter and spring. When you book, we will ask for a phone number or hotel room. If the weather looks too rough, we will call you the day before. If you are coming on vacation, it may be wise to schedule your shark trip during the beginning so we can try again if the weather is too rough. You can also call us at anytime to check on conditions.
  • The weather is not always rough, especially in the mornings. We encourage people to come on the early trip. We know it is hard to get up early on vacation but what are you going to remember for the rest of your life? A few moments with your pillow or being surrounded by 30 sharks?
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Children (5 -12)$90.00
R/T Waikiki Trans$55.00