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Pelagic Shark Dive Tour provided by Island View Hawaii

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Pelagic Shark Dive Tour

Pelagic Shark Dive Tour
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Tour snapshot
Experience the thrill of swimming freely with reef sharks
Duration:
2h
Group size:
8
Near public transportation
Ticket type:
Mobile
Free cancellation
About
Swim with reef sharks and other marine life—including dolphins and whales—on a snorkeling excursion off Oahu’s North Shore. This tour is focused on educating participants about sharks and the surrounding ecosystems, providing you with a perspective you can’t find on most larger shark diving trips. Plus, the 6-person maximum group size allows the company to create a personalized tour.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • Travel by boat to an area that is naturally frequented by multiple shark species
  • Provided snorkeling gear and a safety diver make the tour accessible to first-timers
  • A dive photographer captures pictures of your underwater adventure (photos are available for purchase)
What to expect
Know before you go
  • Duration: 2h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • Travel by boat to an area that is naturally frequented by multiple shark species
  • Provided snorkeling gear and a safety diver make the tour accessible to first-timers
  • A dive photographer captures pictures of your underwater adventure (photos are available for purchase)
What to expect
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 67550P1
Important information
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Safety diver
  • Dive photographer (photos available after the trip)
Exclusions
  • Swimsuit - come dressed to get in the water
  • Sunscreen - apply prior to boarding to limit excessive scents/oils in the water
  • Towel and a change of clothes in your vehicle
  • Small personal items may be stored on the boat during the dive
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
Duration
2h
Departure details
  • Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA Departure Point: Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Directions: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. *Free parking is readily available near the dock Dates: See Availability
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years old - must be accompanied by an adult
  • Get a good night's rest before your adventure!
  • We kindly ask you leave behind any preconceived notions about sharks and experience this adventure with an open mind
  • Always be attentive and present in the water, keeping your ears above water and paying close attention to the Safety Diver's instructions
  • If you are prone to seasickness, please take Dramamine 1 hour prior to the tour
  • A minimum of 3 people per trip is required for any trip. If you are booking as a single passenger, we will contact you if the minimum trip requirements are not met.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Inclusions
  • Bottled water
  • Live commentary on board
  • Local guide
  • Use of Snorkelling equipment
  • Safety diver
  • Dive photographer (photos available after the trip)
Exclusions
  • Swimsuit - come dressed to get in the water
  • Sunscreen - apply prior to boarding to limit excessive scents/oils in the water
  • Towel and a change of clothes in your vehicle
  • Small personal items may be stored on the boat during the dive
  • Gratuities
  • Private transportation
Departure details
  • Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA Departure Point: Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Directions: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. *Free parking is readily available near the dock Dates: See Availability
Duration
2h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Minimum age is 5 years old - must be accompanied by an adult
  • Get a good night's rest before your adventure!
  • We kindly ask you leave behind any preconceived notions about sharks and experience this adventure with an open mind
  • Always be attentive and present in the water, keeping your ears above water and paying close attention to the Safety Diver's instructions
  • If you are prone to seasickness, please take Dramamine 1 hour prior to the tour
  • A minimum of 3 people per trip is required for any trip. If you are booking as a single passenger, we will contact you if the minimum trip requirements are not met.
  • Near public transportation
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 8 travellers
Itinerary
  • You'll start at
    Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor
    Hale‘iwa Boat Harbor, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
    Departure Point: Meeting place will be at the Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, North Shore, Oahu: Directions: Meet on the left side of the harbor next to boat launching ramp/loading dock. *Free parking is readily available near the dock Dates: See Availability
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    Island View Hawaii
    Stop: 15 minutes
    Meet directly at our boat - it's a small boat that says Islandview Hawaii on the side.
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  • You'll return to the starting point
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Madi W
2 contributions
This tour was so much fun! My husband and I went twice. The first time there was only one shark and the company was amazing. They told us since we did not get to see many sharks that they would either refund us the money or let us reschedule. By the time we were back to our car we already had a missed call and voicemail from the office offering the refund or reschedule. We decided to reschedule and I am so glad we did! We swam with quite a few sharks but our guides made me feel very safe.

Our guides Braxton, Becs, Ma'Koa, and ha'a were all so friendly. They were so easy to talk to and were so good at making the nervous people comfortable and making sure they felt safe in the water.

They don't let you bring electronics in the water for the benefit of the sharks. That was fine with me because they took great pictures and loads of them. The pictures come free with the tour which I loved because most companies charge an arm and a leg to get your photos.

They do air drop to iphones, but we had android so they emailed and texted the pictures to us. Again this wasn't a problem because we got the link before we were even off the boat.
Written 20 July 2022
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Buddy O
2 contributions
Couples
Great communication from the crew and excellent service! Don’t wait to book last minute! We waited till the night before and drove out to North Shore early enough to eat breakfast using a Turo rental. While eating the tour called us and said the booking was allowed by accident and they were fully booked and apologized profusely. The conditions ended up working out to where they could do an additional late afternoon trip so we spent time in North Shore exploring before the trip instead of after. Their team communicated with me throughout the day updating me on the weather and time of our trip. During the trip the crew was very enjoyable, cracked some jokes with us, informed us of the sharks we may encounter and were able to answer all our questions. The swim was a little chilly but overall not bad! If you get cold easily you may want to rent a thin wet suit to make it a little more comfortable. We saw lots of sharks and the crew got lots of great photos! I highly recommend this trip!
Written 3 January 2020
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Anna G
New Hampshire4 contributions
Our family of 5 had the opportunity to spend Christmas morning with Island View Hawaii. We were a little worried about the weather, but the crew communicated very well with us, and made sure to make us feel safe the whole time we were on the water. Although we were all very anxious at first, the crew did a great job at calming us down and making us feel comfortable. Once we were in the water, it was unlike anything we have ever experienced!! There were sharks all around us, up to 15 at a time, and they were not afraid to come up close to us. There is no words to describe how cool this is! At the end of our very fun filled vacation, we all unanimously voted that this was our absolute favorite part of the whole 10 day vacation. I can't recommend this experience enough!! Mahalo, Island View Hawaii!!
Written 6 January 2020
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Laura Vardy
Grand Falls Windsor, Canada746 contributions
I booked this tour online and I'm so glad I did! We had the best morning with these guys! We were greeted in the harbour by 3 crew, the captain, photographer and our guide in the water. We were provided with all the information we would need to know and I was immediately at ease.
It took only a few minutes for our group of 6 to travel offshore to the area where we would swim. It was easy getting into the water, which was fairly calm when we went. Within minutes, we were approached by sandbar and Galapagos sharks. And by approached I mean they slowly swam towards us but kept their distance. They were close enough to see but everyone felt safe. It was actually a very peaceful experience! Our guide Kyle was great! He made sure we were safe at all times and he was able to distinguish between the types of sharks. I highly recommend booking with this company! No need to swim in a cage!
Written 20 February 2020
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Rebecca C
Griffith, IN82 contributions
This was amazing. I wish I could give it more than 5 stars. Please ignore the other review that someone else wrote about the owners. First of all, she didn’t even go on a tour with this company and second, she booked with a third party vendor, so her real issue should be with the third party vendor, not this company.

Our tour was amazing. It was just my husband and I, and the owner of the company, his brother and his cousin, so it is a true family business. The owner stayed on the boat and the other two came into the water with us, one as the safety diver and the other as the photographer.

Some other reviews mentioned being upset they couldn’t take their own cameras. This is a good thing and is for your own safety. They want you to be focused on the experience and pay attention to them and the sharks, and not be distracted by your camera. I am personally thankful for this, because it allowed me to be fully present when the giant tiger shark swam by us several times!!! She was amazing and beautiful but man she had a lot of teeth and stayed very very close for a long time - yikes! It was scary and amazing all at the same time. The guys on the tour were awesome - they kept me calm and worked with us and I really felt good having them around us and guiding us. They were so calm and patient! I would recommend this tour 1000%! We also saw Galapagos and sandbar sharks, but that giant tiger shark stole the show. The Galapagos sharks stayed by us almost the whole time, but stayed below us and swam a comfortable distance away. It was amazing to just float there and watch them in their natural environment. Very peaceful and beautiful.

The photographer diver got amazing photos and they were included in our tour price. I don’t know if that is how it always is, but I was appreciative that he took the photos and I could just focus on not getting eaten (just kidding, kind of). Did I mention how big that tiger shark was?!? A week later, I am still in awe of her and how close she got to us and how gracefully she glided thru the water. I realize now she was just curious and wanted to check us out. Overall, it was one of the most amazing experiences of my life. Thank you, Island View!!
Written 30 October 2020
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S_schatz
1 contribution
Couples
My husband was booked to go out with Island View Hawaii. Although I love the Islands and the Ocean I have never gone in and thought I would stay that way having a fear not of sharks but the power of the water. I went on the boat as a rider and by the time we got to our spot I was geared up and away I went. I felt panicked for a moment but then with the most gentle and encouraging quide we began to breathe together, the whole crew made sure I was comfortable, safe and calm and it was by far the most epic adventure of my 45yrs on this earth. We picked Island View because of our love of the planet and conservation and respect for the ocean. I have followed their social media for years and knew we would be safe but also that they respect these beautiful creatures. Thank you Island View and crew for an epic adventure.
Written 18 February 2020
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Luke
Maui, HI4 contributions
I saw sharks and tiger sharks, this guided tour gave me an unforgettable experience!I was shocked the moment I saw the sharks, they looked very majestic, but they are also a bit shy.
The tour guide is very serious and patient, The tour guide knew that I was from another country, he was very patient and explained the whole travel process and precautions to me. This will definitely bring you an unforgettable experience, I will recommend my friends to join this tour.
Written 26 January 2021
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Oli Campbell
2 contributions
Awesome crew, Captain Sam was great. Staff made sure everyone was safe and took care of the ones who needed help. Would highly recommend! If you’re staying near Haleiwa, ask Sam for a sunset cruise, his team took us out after hours and it was a blast!
Written 31 March 2022
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A H
San Jose, CA2 contributions
My husband and I were visiting O'ahu for the first time and just had to try this...it was SO worth it! Although we were nervous about swimming with sharks after watching the news and hearing horror stories, we learned that these creatures are so amazing!

We were on a small boat with three other participants and were happy that it was with a smaller group. It felt more personal and intimate. Our guides were welcoming and knowledgeable about the sharks and we could tell that they truly wanted to educate others about these amazing creatures. While in the water, our guides checked on us and made sure we were comfortable throughout the experience. We were able to see Galapagos sharks and they were so close to us! Despite this, they were so calm and majestic as they swam around us.

We had a wonderful time and like all the other reviews mentioned, leave your preconceived notions about sharks behind! You won't want to miss this.
Written 21 April 2021
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Erinn z
1 contribution
Had a good time with Sam and the team - 7 people were on the excursion ( 2 for their second time ) - the open water , cageless snorkeling experience was great as you are able to share the ocean with the sharks. The no camera/ go pro rule was a nice touch as it allowed you to enjoy the moment - we were all provided pics for free that were taken by the crew. I am pleased I did this
Written 1 April 2022
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By: Island View Hawaii
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Swimming with sharks cage free with my kids—a list do with Island View Hawaii
This was the experience of a lifetime. I researched swimming with shark excursions a month ahead of our trip and I
bigdaddy105
bigdaddy105
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Shark encounter
We had an awesome time… Hawaiian owned business… Fantastic crew… Especially our captain Braxton… Top notch… Could n
Marie_travel888
Marie_travel888
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So much fun and safe!
The guys there were so nice and we had a great time. If you go to Hawaii, go swim with sharks with them. You will h
Rlbg100
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Excellent Snorkling Trip
We took an open water shark snorkel with Island View on our family Hawaii trip last week. It was amazing. Our fa
J6562PDdanielf
J6562PDdanielf
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Know what their doing
Awesome. Loved it. Beautiful creature Never felt scared or intimidated. The crew made me feel safe. The whole t
airwalk80
airwalk80
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Fun local crew...deep blue waters
Fun local crew that'll make you feel at ease. Ocean is deep blue and was awesome to see sharks roam free in the wat
robertmS3289GH
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Must go
Cool experience with small group and super friendly staff…great all around trip, staff was knowledgeable and respec
chadirwin101010
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Great staff, book it early in your trip
We stayed 10 days in Maui and then left for 4 days in Oahu as this was on my bucket list. Staff was great but unfor
664chasem
664chasem
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Experience of a lifetime!
This was the most incredible experience! The tour guides are awesome and extremely knowledgeable about the sharks a
kfoo_the_foo
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Almost bailed...
The seas were quite rough (nautical) and the Captain did an excellent job of kindly managing our expectations befor
930grayf
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FANTASTIC EXPERIENCE!!!
The crew were friendly and helpful but also informative as to the sharks and why it's so important to protect them.
Mary C
Mary C
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Awesome chill shark dive
Great chill adventure out into the ocean to dive with sharks! We saw three sharks in total. We felt totally safe. T
stephanie s
stephanie s
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Best Shark Experience
The crew was amazing & friendly right from the first moment. Very professional. When we first got in the water the
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We saw sharks
Get ready for a bumpy ride. Friendly staff. Great experience. No experience needed. We saw several types of shark
juniorbY2743TH
juniorbY2743TH
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Fun time
Thank you for a great trip we didn’t see any sharks but had a great time and the crew was fun and helpful.
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Pelagic Shark Dive Tour price starts from S$220.75. Discover and book Pelagic Shark Dive Tour on Tripadvisor

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