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HAWAII SHARK ENCOUNTERS

Shark Diving & Whale Watching in Haleiwa, HI

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We are open and running with current COVID restrictions in capacity. We are following and/or exceeding mandated guidelines for sanitization of our vessels and equipment. Rest assured we are doing everything we can to keep our guests and our crew as safe as possible. Mahalo!

WELCOME TO HAWAII SHARK ENCOUNTERS

Let us take you 3 miles off the fabled North Shore of beautiful Oahu, where you can see several shark species in their natural habitat from the safety of our cage. We have plexiglass windows for amazing, unobstructed close-up views.

See sharks within inches of your face without needing any swimming skills. Join us as we educate you on the importance of the ocean’s ecosystems, the vital role sharks play in the oceans, and how it affects us humans directly.

In the winter months, you can see whales, and if you listen closely, you can hear them singing in the cage. During the summer months, you can see plenty of dolphins dancing around the boat. It truly is amazing.

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CUSTOMER SERVICE

We strive to make your encounter one of the most memorable experiences of your life. From the moment of booking to walking back on the dock, we are here to meet your needs and exceed your expectations.

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HAWAII'S SHARKS

There are approximately 500 different species of sharks, and here in Hawaii we have about 40. On your tour, you get to encounter our three main species: Galapagos, sandbar, and tiger sharks. Occasionally, we see blue sharks, silkies, and hammerheads.

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PHILOSOPHY

We pride ourselves on the opportunity to change people’s minds with one close encounter at a time. We focus on education and conservation to ultimately better the planet we coexist in.

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SAFETY

Hawaii Shark Encounters maintains a perfect safety record. Your safety is our first priority.

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EDUCATION

Let’s wake up from the “Jaws” era and discover sharks as our friends. Sharks have been portrayed as bloodthirsty monsters, but you are about to discover that this is so far from the truth.

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ECOSYSTEM

Our oceans are a delicate balance of ecosystems that are threatened in today’s society. Sharks are the apex predators that maintain a balance in the ocean’s ecosystems and are necessary for our oceans’ survival and ultimately for mankind.

HERE'S WHAT OUR GUESTS ARE SAYING

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"This was an amazing life changing experience and I urge everyone to do it. It's completely safe. Once I saw the setup I wasn't even a bit afraid. If you get motion sick, and are planning this in winter, take half a Dramamine and you will be fine! Don't forget to tip your captain and his first mate. We will be going back!"

– Beatriz Gill | Google
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AMAZING EXPERIENCE!

The crew was fantastic! I was TERRIFIED and they really take the time to educate you and make you feel safe in order to overcome the fear of getting in the cage! It was the most amazing experience! So many sharks, several breeds....worth EVERY PENNY!!!

– brendanh222021 | Tripadvisor
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"Best experience our family has ever had! Even our 8 year old got in the cage. Captain Dave was funny, informative, helpful and played the best music a.k.a baby shark to keep the family smiling as we rolled out into the open ocean. We love sharks and this was such an incredible experience that we will repeat any time we head back to this beautiful island! A shark cage dive and then exploring North Shore was an amazing day! Thank you for letting us have this incredible experience!"

– Alyce Townsend | Google
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"My group and I (7 people total) had such a wonderful time during our tour! The crew was amazing! And even tho it was little rough seas we were able to enjoy a lot! Lots of sharks and clear water! Crew was very informative about the especies and keeping we all safe! This was my 3rd time doing this tour with Hawaii Shark Encounters and I can't wait to go again!!! Also we were able to see a whale!!! It was definitely the highlight of our day!"

– Barbara Arcibelli | Google
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Best thing we did all week

"We went out on the first trip at 7 AM. The two employees were very nice and knowledgeable about the sharks. I felt very safe in the cage. I never wanted to get out of it. It was amazing to see that many large sharks up close. Perfect location to keep driving along the northern coast afterward and see many beaches."

– jenglu | Tripadvisor
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Amazing experience!

"Even though the water was extremely rough it was an amazing experience. And thanks to the captain and his first mate for keeping an eye on our 5yo while we enjoyed the sharks. They were very professional and had our safety as their first priority at all times!! We would definitely recommend this trip to others even with small kids. If the water wasn't so rough our 5yo would have loved it and our 11yo said it was the best experience yet!!"

– Bdgardner23 | Tripadvisor
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"I have to admit I did not know what to expect on our adventure this morning. It was fantastic!!! The crew was great and very nice. We had the "A team" at 7:00 am. The water was great and sharks were everywhere! I will definitely recommend this company to others. We loved it!! We live on the island so when friends come we will send them to you!"

– Becky P. · Yelp
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"Our family of four had a great time on this trip. Our Captain David and guide Ephram were both very friendly and taught us a lot about the sharks and waters we were in. We had the 10 AM trip this morning but we're able to head out a little earlier because all three parties showed up early. We felt very safe in the cage and must've saw 40 sharks in the water. Our family would highly recommend this trip for the sharks and the amazing service!"

– Alexandra M. · Yelp

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