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Shark Snorkeling without the Cage

Join us in the water and snorkel or freedive with sharks without a cage! Take a unique guided opportunity to see for yourself just how incredible these animals are.

Learn from the experts, the safest, most respectful way to interact with and enjoy sharing the water with these incredible animals. During this tour our trained and certified guides will explain the latest shark research, shark biology, physiology, behavior, and specifics on body language from a marine biologist/shark specialist.

This tours staff has a 100% perfect safety record

What to Expect

Your day begins when you arrive at Haleiwa Harbor to find parking and our blue check-in kiosk. We then welcome you aboard the boat to start the day motoring out through the Haleiwa Channel. A 30 minute boat ride to the shark snorkeling location is an enjoyable way to see the North Shore, Oahu coastline while your expert and knowledgable shark guides gives an informational presentation on different sea life and marine biology details of the area. 

And of course you will learn about the resident shark population that you are about to meet up close and personal. Our shark tour boats consistently locate sharks in the same area daily due to the predictable behavior and migratory patterns of the local shark population. Additionally, the nutrient-rich waters of the North Shore create an ideal habitat, ensuring reliable and frequent shark sightings. 

Before tying off to an offshore buoy, the captains rev the boat engines. The vibrations and sounds in the water attract the sharks, drawing them closer to the boat. This action triggers the sharks' natural curiosity, ensuring they come into view for an up-close and thrilling snorkeling experience.

Once at the snorkel site, the boat crew will begin to hand out all necessary snorkel gear and provide instruction on how to best use the equipment. Next, the boat ladder is let down and your able to get in the water. A safety line is tied from bow to stern (front to back of the boat) and you will hold onto this line while floating facedown in the water with snorkel and mask on.

And that is when you will first observe the Galapagos shark population swimming all around you. You will quickly notice that the sharks are not interested in you or the boat, and you can observe these beautiful creatures with comfort and confidence. You will also be given the options (ocean conditions pending) to dive below the surface with your shark snorkel guide and face the sharks eye to eye. 

This highly educational program is great for all ages.


  • Certified and trained guides
  • Snorkel gear (mask, snorkel, fins)
  • Safety briefing and marine biology presentation
  • Shark sightings guaranteed
  • Option to freedive with sharks (conditions permitting)


  • Participants must be at least 4 feet tall to enter the water
  • Basic snorkeling experience is highly recommended
  • Guests are welcome to bring their own underwater camera (must be attached to a selfie stick)
  • Please arrive 30 minutes early for check-in and parking

Other Information

  • Best chance to see sharks, whales, and dolphins in the wild
  • 100% perfect safety record for staff
  • In-water shark sightings guaranteed


2 hours


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

Park next to the One Ocean Diving sign on the Haleiwa Rd. side of the Harbor. The shark boat will be moored at the loading dock or on her way!

Cancellation Policy

We guarantee you will see sharks! Full refund or next dive free if we strike out. Customers will receive a full refund with 24 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. Contact us anytime to cancel or inquire about a cancellation.