Oahu Shark Diving Tours

Swim with Sharks and Explore Oahu's Breathtaking Blue Waters: Cage and Cageless Shark Diving Tours Available

Experience the thrill of swimming alongside sharks in their natural habitat. Our expertly guided tours are perfect for both seasoned adventurers and those seeking a once-in-a-lifetime experience. Get ready to feel your heart race as you witness the unparalleled magnificence of sharks up close, whether you choose a cage dive or go cage-free. Either way, you’ll get a safety briefing beforehand and have a safety diver with you at all times. Don’t miss out on the chance to make your Hawaiian getaway unforgettable with our Oahu shark diving tours!

A man in snorkel gear swims with sharks on Deep Water Snorkel with Sharks tour.

Deep Water Snorkel with Sharks: Cageless

Tour Length

1.5 Hours

Price

$140.00

Bravely go where few will dare! Make some incredible memories by free diving with sharks in open water. No cages allowed!
Swim freely with sharks in the open ocean.
Small, personalized tours
Knowledgeable and experienced crew
Safety diver stays with guests at all times
Shark seen through bars of underwater cage

Oahu Shark Diving Tour: Cage Dive

Tour Length

2 Hours

Price

$135.00

Join the Ohana (family) Native Hawaiians at Haleiwa Shark Tours for a fun and truly unforgettable cage dive with sharks!
See sharks up close and personal
Stay protected in the shark cage
All skill levels welcome
No previous dive experience required
Divers in underwater cage looking at shark on Oahu Shark Cage Diving Tour

Hawaii Shark Encounters: Cage Dive

Tour Length

2 Hours

Price

$125.00

Jump into a protective diving cage floating in the clear blue Pacific Ocean and come face to face with 5-to-15-foot sharks. All divers welcome!
Experience being face-to-face with sharks!
Cage fitted with a window for safe viewing
Safe for you & for the sharks
All levels of experience welcome

Marine Life on Shark Tour

Illustration of two galapagos sandbar sharks next to human for scaleSand Bar Sharks (left) & Galapagos Sharks (right) will be the most common open water sharks you’ll see on your Hawaii shark diving tour. Both species are pictured at the top of this page as well. Sand Bars can grow up to 8 ft while Galapagos can grow up to 10 ft. They may not seem big compared to the other marine life listed below, but once you’re in the water with them, you’ll quickly realize they are larger than you

Illustration of a tiger shark and great white shark next to human for scaleTiger Sharks (left) & Great White Sharks (right) are the larger shark species that reside in Hawaii’s open waters. We have yet to see a Great White shark visit the shark cage. Growing up to 21 ft, they do swim in the waters of Hawaii, but they tend to be more of a shy shark and most likely stay away from human activity. Tiger Sharks, being more curious, liketo visit the shark cage every once in a while and it is a pleasure to see them due to their larger size. Growing up to 16 ft! When they make anappearance, we get excited too.

Illustration of whale shark next to human for scaleAlthough whale sharks frequent the waters of Hawaii they very rarely stop by the shark cage, but when they do, believe us when we say that it’ll be one of the highlights of your life. These beautiful creatures have been said to grow up to 46 ft, but it’s safe to say that the average size is more around 33 to 39 ft.

Illustration of humpback whale next to human for scaleWeighing in at 40 tons and growing up to 52 ft, the humpback whale is the largest marine life you could see from the shark cage! These majestic creatures visit Hawaii every year from November through May and during that period they sometimes venture close enough to the shark cage to see beneath the water’s surface or you may not see them, but hear the beautiful sounds they make. It is more common, during whale season, for you to see their water spouts or jumping out of water as we boat 2 miles out to the shark cage location.

Marine Life not on Shark Tour

Whitetip reef and hammerhead shark next to human for scaleAlthough Whitetipped Reef Sharks (left) & Scalloped Hammerhead Sharks (right) swim in our tropical waters, they do not visit the shark cage. On our adventure you get to see what are considered open ocean or pelagic sharks. White tipped reef sharks are named so because they stick to coral reef areas usually hiding during the day in coral caves or underneath coral ledges. You’ll more than likely see them while snorkeling or scuba diving around shallow coral reef areas. They only grow up to around 5 ft and aren’t aggressive, frequently swimming away from you as soon as you see them. Scalloped hammerheads are more shy and stick to bay areas without much human activity. This is where they give birth, providing shelter for their pups. Adults like to stay where the continental shelves end and the deep drop off begins. They are usually found in the Kaneohe bay area and can grow up to a whopping 14 ft.

Illustration of blacktip reef shark and grey reef shark next to human for scaleWhile these species roam the waters of Hawaii, Black Tipped Reef Sharks (left) & Grey Reef Sharks (right) stay closer to reef areas and away from the larger open ocean species that you’ll see on our shark tour. Both reach up to 5.5 – 6 ft in length and you may be lucky enough to catch a glimpse of them while scuba diving in the deeper coral reef areas. 

Reviews From Past Customers

Tony Brinkley
Tony Brinkley
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Let me first say Jaws is the scariest movie I’ve ever seen. So you can imagine what it took to do and it was one of the best experience of my life. The crew was very experience, knowledgeable, and very helpful. I felt safe and comfortable at all times. It was like the sharks (Tiger Sharks) were just as curious about us as we were about them. Definitely a must do.
Natalie Salcedo
Natalie Salcedo
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Excellent tour! All the guides were very knowledgeable and made us feel very safe in the water. Did a great job redirecting the sharks and making it a great experience. Just waiting to receive photos! Excited to see them.
Ayla Quesada
Ayla Quesada
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Amazing tour! We had a great experience and felt safe the whole time (not gonna lie, it was still a little scary! but they gave us a lot of safety information and had a safety diver in the water). The pictures came out great (go for it!). This was probably a once-in-a-lifetime experience for us, and really appreciate the opportunity and flexibility (after I missed our original tour and had to reschedule at the last minute). Pro tip: give yourself an hour to drive from Waikiki, and opt for the morning tour.
Jenny Dillon
Jenny Dillon
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Experience of a lifetime! My family had the best time. The crew was friendly and knowledgeable. They taught us about sharks and the area! Everyone was very helpful with my 7 year old who couldn't handle the waves and with my mother with mobility issues. We all enjoyed going in the cage and seeing all the sharks, we even seen a tiger shark! We also got amazing photos and video of our time in the cage. Highly recommend this adventure!
Carollynn Krueger
Carollynn Krueger
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My husband and I had an amazing time! The crew is very knowledgeable and friendly, made everyone feel comfortable being in the water and around the sharks. We had about 12 swimming around us, and could even hear whales under the water. If you're nervous at all, don't be you will not regret this once in a life time opportunity!!
Anna Nieto
Anna Nieto
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This shark dive was so much fun! I would highly recommend it. The guys knew what they were doing, and were very attentive but always kept up a great sense of humor. My best friend and I had a blast and got up close and personal with a ton of sharks. Our group that went out also had kids so if you are looking for a kid-friendly dive, this one is great too. Thank you guys for the awesome trip.
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Frequently Asked Questions

Shark cage tours are located on the North Shore of Oahu in Haleiwa Harbor. Tours run throughout the day, and the morning tours have the calmest ocean conditions. You’ll check in at the kiosk and from there you’ll take the boat a few miles off shore to where the sharks are. The crew sets up the cage and the first group will hop in the cage and you’ll have 20 minutes of shark time. You’ll be provided snorkel gear and thorough safety instructions. Common sharks that you will encounter are galapagos, reef and tiger sharks. During the winter months, you can see humpback whales as well. 

Yes! Although sharks can seem scary, once you’re in the water and looking at these creatures up close you’ll see how extraordinary they are. Before your dive, you will be educated on how to properly enter and exit the cage, the signaling systems used during the dive, and what to do in case of an emergency. It’s important to pay close attention during the safety briefing to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience for yourself and others.

Shark dives can be enjoyed throughout the year. The most popular months are from May-September. During the winter months, the diving conditions vary due to the sea swell. Early morning dives are recommended.  The sea swell and visibility play crucial roles in the overall experience and safety of shark cage diving. Rough sea conditions and poor visibility may hinder the ability to observe or interact with the sharks effectively. If the tour is cancelled you will have the option to reschedule or receive a full refund. 

Absolutely, there is an optional ride along you can select during the booking process.

Yes, cage tours have a 3 or 5 year minimum age and cageless shark dive tours have a 12 year minimum age requirement.

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