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Shark Cage Diving

This is the opportunity of a lifetime to get face-to-face with Sharks! This tour takes you into the open ocean 3 miles off the North Shore of Oahu, where you can observe Galapagos and Sandbar sharks in their natural environment from the safety of a cage.

What to Expect

A floating cage keeps humans and sharks safely separated from each other. Guests can enter the cage from above and will 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 and effortless through the deep blue. You do not have to be a great swimmer as there are handles to hold inside the cage.

Curiosity will bring them within inches of the window where your gaze will meet theirs. To be in the presence of such awe inspiring animals will open your eyes and change the way you see sharks forever.

With Hawaii Shark Encounters you will see sharks like you have never seen them before. Anyone that has visited the deep blue walks away a changed person, having found a new appreciation for the ocean's incredible inhabitants. It will be the blue water experience you will never forget.

Keep in mind that we are dealing with a wilderness experience and Mother Nature is in charge, so occasionally we must reschedule tours because of the weather. If you're flexible, we promise to get you in another day. After the shark tour, check out the town and beautiful public beaches nearby. The harbor is easy walking distance from lots of great shops and site seeing in Haleiwa town.

- Please Arrive 30 minutes before departure for check-in process


  • Masks and Snorkels in Multiple Sizes
  • Floating & Sturdy Cage
  • 30 minutes in the Shark Cage
  • 3 Mile Off Shore Boat Ride on a 32' Radon named Kainani
  • Refreshments
  • Knowledgable and Educational Crew


The entry and exit into the cage requires you to be able to climb down a 5-step ladder. You must be able to pull your own weight back up the ladder and into the boat.

  • This tour is not available for pregnancy past the first trimester.
  • This tour is not available for children under 5 years old.


2 hours


Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor 66-105 Haleiwa Rd., Haleiwa, HI 96712

Park next to the Hawaii Shark Encounters sign next to the big two story building in the middle of the harbor. The shark boat will be moored at the loading dock or on her way!

Cancellation Policy

Customers will receive a full refund with 48 hours notice of cancellation. Customers will also receive a full refund in case of operator cancellation due to weather or other unforeseen circumstances. No-shows will be charged the full price. We sometimes have to shuffle around to meet capacity requirements, you will be notified as such via email and text. Please respond to communication from us. Contact us anytime to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.