Hawaii Shark Encounters

Swim eye-level with sharks from the safety of a cage
A thrilling experience swimming with sharks and seeing them up close from inside a perfectly safe underwater cage! The tour departs from the north shore to about 3 miles out to crystal clear water that never fails to have sharks around.
4172 Reviews    Haleiwa
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Page Last modified April 18, 2022

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Swim with sharks

  • Soak in unreal moments of swimming in the water with sharks.
  • Enjoy the peace of mind of snorkeling on the surface within the safety of a cage.
  • Understand the complexity of shark conservation with the help of the educated staff.
How to prepare
  • Bring swimsuit, towel and sunscreen
  • All snorkelers must be able to climb a ladder get in and out of the cage in the water
  • Bring motion sickness medication incase the ocean is choppy
"We are a family of 10 who really enjoyed our excursion. Although 3 of us chose not to go in the tank, they had just as much fun on the 20 min ride out to the cage and the ability to see the sharks from the boat."
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– Tammy Rosario
"Great trip swimming w/plenty of sharks and awesome crew! Suggest being in the first group and get the cage spot closest to the back of the boat as that seemed to be where a majority of the sharks gathered."
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– nateburgernb
"...David and Jenny were absolutely amazing and eager to educate our group about sharks. The group size was smallish too which means not a crowded cage. Anyways, when we got to the cage, there were sharks already waiting for us. And there were tons!"..." If you’re thinking of cage shark diving then go with this company..."
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– Laney Albertson
Company Overview

Hawaii Shark Encounters’ main goal is to further the cause of shark conservation. 

Swim with Hawaii Shark Encounters

Hawaii Shark Encounters provides a cage that floats at the surface of the water. Sharks swim past the seemingly invisible plexiglas that separates swimmers from the sharks. Passionate staff educate guests on threats to sharks and their role in the ocean.


From the safety of a cage

The glass seems to disappear once the staff submerges the cage in the water. All swimmers are out of reach of curious sharks although it looks like there is nothing to keep the sharks from entering. The cage adds an element of safety and security while you swim in the same water with these misunderstood, infamous, and threatened creatures.

Cancellation Policy

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Cancel or Refund Your Tour

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Abide by the general cancellation policy and you’ll should be totally fine, although each operator has their own policies.

General Cancellation Policy

If you cancel at least 7 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is no cancellation fee. If you cancel between 3 and 6 day(s) in advance of the scheduled departure, there is a 50 percent cancellation fee. If you cancel within 2 day(s) of the scheduled departure, there is a 100 percent cancellation fee.

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