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HALEIWA BOAT TOURS & CRUISES

At Hawaii Shark Encounters, we pride ourselves on offering an eco-friendly subsurface experience that is safe and inspiring for everyone from seasoned conservationists to budding citizen scientists.

OUR TOURS

Join us on a trip 3 miles off the gorgeous North Shore in Oahu, Hawaii, for a once-in-a-lifetime experience with some of the ocean’s most fascinating and elegant creatures: sharks!

a fish swimming under water

GALAPAGOS SHARK - CARCHARINUS GALAPAGENSIS

Reaching 10 feet in length and weighing up to 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 especially numerous. There are few things more exciting than being in a cage completely surrounded by these awesome animals.

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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.

a bird swimming in water

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 possible thanks to a very lucky combination of being in the right place at the right time!

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