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“Great experience”

Hawaii Shark Encounters
Ranked #12 of 62 Tours in Haleiwa
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: <1 hour
Owner description: Swallow your fears and come face to face with one of Hawaii's most majestic and misunderstood creatures of the deep...Sharks! View sharks in their natural habitat in a specially designed cage that not only protects but has plexiglass windows so you can still get that one on one feeling. 5 Years old and over welcome. Mask and snorkel provided, and we have a hot water shower. GoPros on a Go Pole are available for rent to capture your once in a lifetime experience in High Definition.
Useful Information: Activities for older children
Reviewed 4 April 2018

I highly recommend this trip to anyone. The experience of being able to see the sharks in their natural habitat is amazing. The boat crew are friendly, knowledgeable and just great people to be around. This was my 5th trip with them and it’s always worth it.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

We were absolutely blown away by this experience while visiting Hawaii for 7 days. We were a family of 10 with differing opinions of fun and activities. This activity quenched all of our thirst for adventure! We departed in a storm and it was made clear that if the weather got worse we would not be able to go... which was kind of sad but once out in the storm we realized it was for our safety. The captain and his first mate were professional the whole way out and very skilled boatsman. We made it to the cage and had some unsuccessful latches due to the storm, but they were not going to give up easy. We finally attached to the cage and were able to get in. Wow!! It was such a thrill. Even though the water was super rough, most of us survived without getting sea sick. My daughter who is easily motion sick did get a little sea sick. She gets sick in car rides though - so we knew she was going to have an issue. The captain and first officer were very good when she did throw up and it was like “no problem”. We all had a great time, even my daughter, although she got sick. Our group ranged is from 5 to 68. My 5 year old didn’t get in but enjoyed the boat ride. My 7 year old loved it!! Great time. Do not think twice if considering this on your trip. Thank you Hawaii Shark Encounters.

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Reviewed 4 April 2018

Everything was excellent! Booked online 1 week in advance, online said must have 4 people minimum for pick up from Hotel, called them and they said they would pick us up just as a couple, which was great! Got picked up at 5.15am (was maybe a little early as we were waiting for around 20 minutes when we got there) but our driver was excellent and did stop for us to get a coffee on the way. Got in the boat and the guys running the show are just great, with a cheeky sense of humor! We were lucky we got a clear day with calm ocean so the boat ride of about 3 miles out was great! The boys give you a full safety talk on the way. When we arrive at the cage the sharks are instantly around the boat, might be a little nerve racking but the boys keep the mood light! Once in the cage all fear was gone, the sharks are incredibly calm and beautiful. They do indeed come right up to the cage though! You get about 10 - 15 minutes in the cage itself and then question time. We also heard wales in the ocean and luckily got to see them from the boat too! Then back to the shore where we got a life back to our hotel as well. The North Shore was beautiful! The whole experience was one of my favorite things about Hawaii. It is a little pricey, mainly because of the Aussie dollar exchange rate at the moment, but worth it!

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Reviewed 2 April 2018

If you love sharks or are the least bit curious, you NEED to have this experience. The guys on the boat were sweet and chill and made sure to encourage passengers to call their representatives to protect the shark population. It was a great balance of education and adventure. Highly recommend. You get half an hour in the cage which is INCREDIBLE. Worth every penny.

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Reviewed 1 April 2018

This was by far the most amazing trip ever! These guys were so fun and professional! They knew a lot about the sharks and island and they were easy to talk to! They provided snorkeling gear and hosed you down once you were done snorkeling!! 10/10 recommend!

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