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Swim with Sharks (cage-free) from Haleiwa, Oahu

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Swim with Sharks (cage-free) from Haleiwa, Oahu
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icon2 hours  (approx.)
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iconOffered in: English
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Overview

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 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
Gratuities
Transportation to/from attractions
Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
66-105 Haleiwa Rd , 66-105 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA

Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. * Free parking is readily available near the dock

This activity will end right where it started.
  • 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
You can cancel up to 24 hours in advance of the experience for a full refund.
  • For a full refund, you must cancel at least 24 hours before the experience’s start time.
  • If you cancel less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time, the amount you paid will not be refunded.
  • Any changes made less than 24 hours before the experience’s start time will not be accepted.
  • Cut-off times are based on the experience’s local time.
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund.
  • This experience requires a minimum number of travelers. If it’s canceled because the minimum isn’t met, you’ll be offered a different date/experience or a full refund.

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star-5
Freaking awesome!
Lee_C
, Aug 2022
Saw a couple sharks, one was huge! Great experience being able to swim with the sharks and not be stuck in cage!
star-5
They make you feel like family
Tera_K
, Aug 2022
The tour guides were very friendly and extremely knowledgeable. They treated us like “ohana” family. There were not many sharks due to tiger shark season so they gave us a free 3 hour coastal cruise for another day which was nice of them. Going out of their way to give us a great time when it’s not their fault Mother Nature was shy that morning. But we look forward to the evening coastal cruise.
star-5
Amazing
Michaela_K
, Aug 2022
Such an amazing time! The guides we had were amazing and very helpful. They made it a very fun experience
star-5
Would do it again and again
Larry_G
, Jul 2022
Awesome! The crew was super friendly. Amazing experience with the whole family. Great pics and the deep blue crystal clear water was spectacular
star-5
Life Changing
Stacey_S
, Jul 2022
This was the most exhilarating experience ever. The crew was absolutely amazing; they were fun, very knowledgeable (their passion for sharks, the ocean, and Hawaii radiated), and safe. A couple of us were very nervous at first but they educated us and was there with us making accommodations to those who needed it. Very accommodating and inclusive (they make sure everyone has the best possible experience). Many Mahalos to them! I feel more empowered to look all “sharks” in the eyes and firmly hold my ground (with a smile in remembrance of this experience)! Can’t wait to come back to Hawaii and do it again!
star-5
Amazing
Carmelita_P
, Jul 2022
Actually swimming with sharks, I’m 51 and done a lot of crazy stuff but this has the be the craziest
star-4
Great time
Elias_T
, Jul 2022
The crew was very welcoming and made us feel very safe with acknowledging that they had done this a million times. Saw 4 sharks right when we got into water and then the last 10 minutes was just chilling in the water but the crew still made it enjoyable. Most of the time was spent riding in the boat but the crew was very cautious and took care of the members that needed it
star-4
safe , secure and made a...
Pamela_S
, Jul 2022
safe , secure and made a memory worth your time . staff was great weather dependent , but usually its good to go
star-2
Built up in head as being...
Jasen_R
, Jul 2022
Built up in head as being better than it was. Very disappointed. Not worth the money or the special flight to go here.
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Awesome Experience
Paige_M
, Jul 2022
Love, love, loved this experience! My husband was skeptical of the whole getting in the water with sharks thing prior to this. When we got done, he said he’d do it again! The crew was amazing and made this a memorable experience. You can’t use a Go-Pro because they want your hand to be free(totally understandable)
star-4
diving with sharks
Leonardo_M
, Jul 2022
great experience, awesome crew, to bad you can’t take your own pictures or videos, highlights, captain was awesome host
1 traveler found this review helpful
star-5
Jawsome
Karla_O
, Jul 2022
Jawsome time! This experience is magical and a must with Island view! Leave all your nerves behind, and if you don’t the guys will help with that. Definitely would do it again!
star-5
Incredible experience!!
Aubrey_A
, Jun 2022
SUCH a fun experience!! Perfect for doing something out for the normal touristy things such as snorkeling or cage diving. The crew was group of young folks (family run company) who were hilarious and easy-going and made us feel at ease and totally comfortable during the whole experience. Felt more like a family outing than a "tourist" experience. We saw 3 Galapagos sharks, one as close as about 5-6ft away which was INSANE! The crew takes care of pictures and videos and airdrops them to you for free at the end of your trip so you can just focus on the 30 min you have in the water with these beautiful creatures. I was a little bummed that there were no photos of me with the sharks, but c'est la vie! My mom got some great group and solo shots of her with sharks though! The only tricky thing was locating the boat at the docks as there aren't any clear signs for where the diving company is located. You'll want to keep an eye out for the black and white Island View Hawaii logo on the side of their boat, which is normally on the left side of the dock of the small boat area. Park near the beach bathrooms for best location. Overall I'd 100% do it again and suggest it to anyone who wants to face a Hollywood created fear and see/ experience the wonders of sharks up-close and personal!
star-5
Great!
JessicaBrewster
, Jun 2022
My son and I had a great time. We felt safe and had a blast. The captain and divers were friendly and competent.
star-5
Highly recommended!!
Ryan_Z
, Jun 2022
Highly recommended activity if you are in the area. The guide is very professional and experienced. They offer photo and video for free so you can relax and enjoy the swim.
star-5
Amazing Experience
Amy_C
, Jun 2022
The team at IslandView Hawai'i are so friendly and knowledgeable. Each dive is unique and special in their own way. This is the second dive we have done with them and it was just as amazing as the first time. Definitely a spiritual experience sharing the water with such ancient animals.
star-3
It’s ok
Sabrina_Z
, Jun 2022
It was fun but it was super short and we didn’t see much and the group seemed a little big. Worth doing, not worth the price.
star-5
Great experience
Ashley_L
, Jun 2022
It was an amazing experience I would do it again in a heart beat! The crew were very helpful and pleasant, but the only down side is there wasn't as much sharks as I was hoping to be with.
star-5
Loved it!
daniel_h
, Jun 2022
Absolutely amazing time. Like all excursions the crew makes it good or bad. These guys were super cool. Very relaxed environment and well rehearsed.
star-5
LIFE TIME EXPERIENCE!
Stephen_P
, Jun 2022
The experience was incredible. The captain and the crew helped set the us at ease with their experience. It's a must do experience in a life time.

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