Shark Cage Tour - North Shore Shark Adventures-

Shark Cage Tour - North Shore Shark Adventures

Tour Highlights:
  • Ready for some excitement?  Be lowered in the water in a shark cage on the North Shore of Oahu.
  • View dozens of sharks, up close and personal, circling close & enjoy an excellent view.
  • Departs from Haleiwa Harbor on the North Shore.
  • Three boats available to take you.  47', 32' and 39' each with a 9' x 8' shark cage.
  • Total time of 2 hours with about 20 minutes in the cage.
  • Capacity of 24, 39, and 32. 
  • BYO food and snacks
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Hawaii State sales tax is 4.167%. The cost of additional fees required to be applied by the tour company (if any) can be seen by proceeding to the Activity Cart Order page.

Travel offshore 3 to 4 miles. Once you get to the area, the shark cage is placed in the water. The cage floats on the surface and measures 9 foot by 9 foot by 8 foot high and is made of metal and plexiglass. It can hold 4 people very comfortably, with up to 8 people depending on the weather and ocean conditions. Bring an underwater camera to get some of the best photographs of Hawaiian sharks possible. The sharks range from 5 to 15 feet long. These sharks will be only inches away from the cage. You may stay up to 30 minutes in the cage to enjoy the spectacular view of a variety of sharks, mostly Galapagos, sandbar, and lemon sharks, which can reach up to 13 feet long. Occasionally you can see hammerhead sharks and tiger sharks. You may even see humpback whales when in season, barracuda, manta rays, spinner dolphins, turtles, yellowfin tuna and ulua. For guests needing assistance with a wheelchair or walker please inform agent at time of reservation so that you can be properly accommodated.
Operates: DAILY at 6 am (June-Aug), 7 am, 8 am, 9 am, 10 am, 11 am, 12 pm, 1 pm, 2 pm, 3 pm, 4 pm.
Departure Point: Departs from Haleiwa Harbor. Check in 30 minutes prior to your tour time at the North Shore Shark Adventures Shark Shack.
Duration: 2 hours total, with approximately 20 minutes in the cage.
Equipment: Abunai - 47 foot boat, Anela - 32 foot boat, and Kaiou - 39 foot boat with a 9 foot by 9 foot by 8 foot high cage made of metal and plexiglass. No restrooms on board.
Capacity: 24 passengers on Abunai, 15 passengers on Anela, and 18 passengers on Kaiou. Can accommodate up to 8 people at a time in the cage.
Bring your own food, snacks and non-alcoholic drinks.

Inclusions: Guide, opportunity to see sharks in their natural habitat within a cage, mask (prescription masks are available but limited; please note upon booking), snorkel, drinking water, life vests (for emergency use only), educational information, and assistance in and out of the cage and boat.
Exclusions: Transportation from Waikiki is available from Monday - Friday for our 7:00am, 9:00am, 11:00am and 1:00pm tours for $55 per guest. There is an underwater video service with a 15 minute video available after tour for $75 plus tax.
Restrictions: We do not recommend tours later than 9:00am for toddlers. The minimum age to participate in this activity is 3 years old, without a parent/guardian is 14 years old. Healthy pregnant women up to 7 months along are allowed to go in the cage. Vendor encourages ADA Accessible guests however for this tour it may be for the ride along only, even though staff do assist, guests must be able to descend and ascend the vertical ladder accessing the cage. Collapsible wheelchairs can be accommodated more readily. For the electric wheelchairs vendor will confirm availability on a case by case basis. No bananas or alcohol are allowed on board. Also, boats do not have a restroom on board.
This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 3% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.

There have been 7 reviews written about the Shark Cage Tour with North Shore Shark Adventures.

Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5

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Sam Rogers
North Shore Shark Adventures was a highlight from our honeymoon. My wife loves sharks and being up close and personal to them was amazing. The crew that took us out was fun and informative. We loved the whole time we were out on the water and especially being in that cage. A five star rating system does not go high enough for these guys. We already recommend everyone we know that is taking a Hawaiian vacation to check this activity out. Thank you Tom Barefoot for hooking us up!!!

Bryce Hayes
The shark tour was fantastic. We were fortunate to have just our family on the boat. We went about three miles out, then set the cage and hopped in. There were at least 8 sharks, 3 were larger than 12 ft.

My 9 yr old daughter was hesitant, but ultimately jumped in with us. She loved it.

We took a few underwater cameras... waste of time and cash. With everyone kicking in the cage, it's too hard to line up a shot. They charge 70 dollars for a dvd they shoot from a gopro on a pole 5 ft outside the cage. It was worth every penny.

Overall, loved the trip. The whole family thought it was the best thing they did on the North Shore.

Marc-Andre Farand
Everything was great. I would have stay for the day. It was the best!!! The only thing I would say, not long enough. Thanks for everything

Evelyn Puchta
North Shore Shark Adventures was great. They did a very good job and was very professional. We saw a lot of sharks and the cage was very safe. Some of the folks felt sea sick on the way back because the water was moving a lot and the cage was moving but I was fine although my son and daughter felt sea sick in the cage and coming back. They have never felt sick before but they were very glad they did the shark adventure. The snorkel idea is great because I wouldn't have done this if it was wearing a scuba diving gear. You only need snorkels which they provide and you are welcome to bring your own. I am very glad I did it. The sharks looked so elegant as they all swam around the cage and not one touched the cage.

Annie N
The shark tour was one of the major highlights of our trip to Oahu. We loved the experience, being the first time my boyfriend and I have done something like this. The sharks were beautiful. The crew was very friendly and helpful, gave us very useful information about the sharks and the area we were at. They were also very patient with every guest, making sure we were safe and well. I almost got sea sick but the crew made sure to make me comfortable, which made me feel much better. We definitely recommend this to anyone visiting the North Shore and wanting to try something adventurous. Thank you, North Shore Shark Adventures and thank you, Tom's Barefoot Tours for helping us book this amazing tour!

Rob Hall
Our Shark Cage Tour with North Shore Shark Adventures was one of the highlights of our trip. Working with Tom Barefoot Tours was also a great decision. They were very responsive to our questions and worked with us when we need to reschedule. I highly recommend both Tom Barefoot Tours and North Shore Shark Adventures.

Jennifer Ludke
It was fabulous! We saw 3 Galapagos sharks & felt completely comfortable in the cage. Very cool experience.  There were a few humpback whales in the distance too.  FYI many got sea sick. Hard time locating it first thing in the morning cause it was dark, so call for landmarks a day early.  while waiting for everyone’s turn it was freezing cold coming out of the water.  

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