Galapagos Shark Carcharinus Galapagensis
Reaching ten feet in length and weighing as much as 400 pounds, this shark is known as an aggressive and dangerous shark. We believe that this classification is a little exaggerated due to a behavior that is very bold and very curious. We see predominately males and they come very close, as in right-against-the-cage close. These sharks can be seen any time of year but during spring and early summer they are very numerous. There isn’t much more excitement than being in a cage completely surrounded by these awesome animals.
Sandbar Shark Carcharinus Plumbeus
The sandbar shark is a common shark with an average size of 4-6 feet and a maximum size of almost 8 feet. These quick and agile sharks often swarm around the boat and cage. Our most consistent visitor, the sandbars can be bet upon to show up almost immediately after we do.
Tiger Shark Galeocerdo Cuvier
A very rare encounter that happens just a couple times a year. When they do come, this notorious shark is amazingly camera shy. This photo and the other tiger photos on the gallery page were a very lucky combination of being in the right place at the right time!
|Other animals you may see during the tour:
Humpback Whale Megaptera Novaeangliae
During whale season, around November to March, whale sightings are almost certain. Quite often they come very close and their songs can be heard while swimming in the cage. Hawaii is a humpback whale sanctuary and approaching the within 200 meters of them is prohibited. However, if they come to you it is another story and sometimes they come in for a pretty close look. Even though sharks are our business, if the whales are around, we’ll do our best to get you as close as possible.
Spinner Dolphin Stenella longirostris
Our tours often begin or end with a dolphin escort. Unlike the sharks though, dolphins are not guaranteed. We’ll get working on it!