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Swim with Sharks (cage-free)

Haleiwa, United States

From $153.85

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icon2 hours  (Approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds


Leave your preconceptions about sharks at the door and get up close to these sleek creatures on this unique ocean experience. Head out from Haleiwa, on the North Shore of O’ahu, and spend roughly half an hour swimming with the sharks living in the area. Don’t worry, though: even if you aren’t swimming in a cage, you’re still in safe hands, with a guide on board and a safety diver swimming with each group.
  • Enjoy an intimate encounter with these creatures on this small-group experience
  • No need to visit the dive shop beforehand: all snorkelling equipment provided
  • With multiple sessions a day, make this experience work to your schedule
  • Easy-to-find meeting point at the Boat Harbor on the Haleiwa waterfront
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Bottled water
Live commentary on board
Local guide
Snorkel equipment
Safety diver
Dive photographer (photos available for purchase after the trip)
Swimsuit - come ready to swim
Sunscreen - apply prior to boarding to limit excessive scents/oils in the water
Towel and a change of clothes in your vehicle
Personal items may be stored on the boat during the dive
Photos - high quality images available for purchase after the dive
Transportation to/from attractions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
66-105 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

Return Details

Returns to original departure point
  • 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 tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Islandview Hawaii

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.

  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.

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The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
What is the maximum group size during Swim with Sharks (cage-free)?
This activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers.

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Open your mind
, Mar 2021
I was terrified when the boat stopped and there was a ten foot shark in the water! Then we just went swimming and it ended up being a super peaceful experience.
Awesome will do it again someday.
, Feb 2021
Awesome experience! Guides very informational and attentive to our needs. Made this experience better than expected. LOVED every part of it.
Terrible customer service
, Jan 2021
Well we have no memorable experience to share because they canceled on us 2x. Completely reorganized all our plans to accommodate their boat mechanical issues and then they ended up canceling on us again and they could only reschedule us after we were already leaving the island ? I said wow I really have a bad taste in my mouth right now and I would like to come back soon and do this experience again but can you offer me a small voucher or anything for our inconvenience and all the people we had to cancel on due to their cancels and she said no it basically sad not their fault and they will do nothing 🤷‍♀️ I’m not feeling the customer care here , sad to say but I will not recommend that’s terrible customer appreciation
Super cool
, Jan 2021
It was super amazing. The guys that took us out were great!! Super cool experience and would recommend!!!
Wow not good business
, Jan 2021
They cancelled on us 2x and we were not able to do the tour at all we re-arranged all of our plans 2 x to accommodate their mechanical issue but didn’t even offer us a voucher or anything???
So much fun!
, Jan 2021
Amazing experience! Because of Covid got pics for free, and they are so incredible.! The gentlemen were nice and knowledgeable. The only thing that could have been better is prescription masks.
Amazing Time!!
, Dec 2020
At first glance, my husband and I were a little nervous that the tour operator seemed to be a 2002 boy band of teenagers, yet they quickly showed their attention to detail and dedication to safety. My husband and I were able to see so many sharks it was unprecedented. We even saw a hammerhead from afar. Luckily, because I would have lost my s*** if it came any closer. We even got some cool pictures of us with sharks, however, we didn't really expect much because it's not like you can instruct a shark around for a nice selfie. The only downside was that I was stung by jellyfish over a million times. I hurt so much. But the crew gave me some ointment to relieve the pain and bring the swelling down. All in all, it was a once in a lifetime experience that my husband and I will never forget and would urge everyone to go on. PS, it is not as scary as you would think.
Highly recommend!
, Nov 2020
Our guides did an amazing job! While I would say senses were definitely on edge, I never felt unsafe or afraid. So peaceful and majestic creatures.
Wonderful crew!
Shelly B
, Jun 2019
The crew was very helpful and got this 69 year old into the water. So glad I did too. An amazing experience.
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, Sep 2019
Oubliez la sortie organisée avec le petit déjeuner, le beau catamaran.... ici c’est la vraie vie! Tu montes dans un petit bateau , on était 6 participants , et trois hawaiian pur souche te mènent en pleine mer voir des requins en liberté, sans cage . Tu mets ton masque, tes palmes, tu sautes dans l’eau bleue foncée, et sous l’eau , spectacle magique !!! Les requins curieux arrivent de partout, tu les vois arriver des abysses, ils tournent autour du bateau , de toi, ca fait peur mais en même temps ils sont calmes alors on regarde et c’est tout.

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