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Swim with Sharks (cage-free)

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    What to Expect

    Our cage-free experience allows you to SAFELY swim with sharks in their natural environment. And you'll walk away with a new perspective and appreciation for these beautiful creatures.

    We're a family owned and operated from Haleiwa, Hawai'i on the North Shore of Oahu. On your trip, we'll be headed three miles off the coast of Hale'iwa to the "pelagic zone" which is about 250 feet deep.

    A safety diver will escort you into the water where you will be able to safely watch as well as swim with the sharks, dolphins, whales and other pelagic creatures. With nearly 40 species of sharks in the waters around the Hawaiian Islands, you'll gain a deeper understanding of the ocean and its inhabitants - disposing of the irrational fears and misconceptions of sharks and other ocean creatures.

    This is a "cage-free" experience where we will be free swimming with sharks for about 40 minutes. No heavy equipment is used. Just us with snorkel gear - so we keep the experience as natural as possible.

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    • North Shore, Oahu, HI 96712
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    Important Information
    Departure Point
    66-105 Haleiwa Rd, Haleiwa, HI 96712, USA
    Departure Time
    8:00 AM
    Return Details
    Returns to original departure point
    • Bottled water
    • Live commentary on board
    • Local guide
    • Snorkel equipment
    • Safety diver
    • Dive photographer (photos available for purchase after the trip)
    • Swimsuit - come ready to swim
    • Sunscreen - apply prior to boarding to limit excessive scents/oils in the water
    • Towel and a change of clothes in your vehicle
    • Personal items may be stored on the boat during the dive
    • Photos - high quality images available for purchase after the dive
    • Gratuities
    • Transportation to/from attractions
    • Souvenir photos (available to purchase)
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    Additional Info
    • 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 2 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
    • Travelers should have a moderate physical fitness level
    • This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
    • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travelers
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    All around amazing experience. The guys were great and we spent plenty of time in the water with the sharks. Definitely recommend.
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    The most amazing "close encounter" experience, from start to finish. The animals are truly awesome and so very big. I cannot recommend this more highly, a little scary initially but well worth it. The crew make this trip relaxing with their professionalism and calm nature. I
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    Had an amazing morning, the guides were great, helped you feel relaxed. We had 9 sharks around us and they were very curious. And to top that 2 hammerhead sharks turned up. Seriously a must do.
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    We absolutely loved this we almost booked it a second time. The guides were absolutely terrific and the sharks were kind enough to share the water with us. Would 100% recommend to anyone and everyone.
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    The guys on the boat made what was quite a scary thing to do a very relaxing and enjoyable experience. I would thoroughly recommend it 😁
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    About the operator
    By: Island View Hawaii
    561 reviews
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    Bournemouth, United Kingdom
    Amazinf experience
    All around amazing experience. The guys were great and we spent plenty of time in the water with the sharks.
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    Matthew J
    Awesome shark experience!
    This crew was so fun and knowledgeable. We felt very safe as the crew was experienced and put our safety first. We
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    AWESOME!!! Shark Diving Tour
    Having done this in Bora Bora with black tipped and lemon sharks, I was excited to find a tour in Hawaii that
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    Colorado Springs, Colorado
    This tour was absolutely awesome! Tour guys were super accommodating and made everyone on the boat feel
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    Marlton, New Jersey
    Shark Therapy
    My husband and I did this on our honeymoon and it is something that we will forever remember and appreciate. This
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    New Hampshire
    The BEST part of our family vacation!!
    Our family of 5 had the opportunity to spend Christmas morning with Island View Hawaii. We were a little worried
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    San Francisco, California
    Never thought I would be able to do this.
    Swimming with sharks in the deep ocean is a life changing experience. I felt as if I were in a movie. I
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    Casper, Wyoming
    Nose to Nose with a Tiger Shark
    We had a great time swimming with the sharks and we’re surprised when a Tiger came in close... real close. Crew
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    Great experience and communication
    Great communication from the crew and excellent service! Don’t wait to book last minute! We waited till the night
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    Relaxing with Sharks?
    My husband, son, and I went out on this adventure and were delighted by the entire experience! Being out in the
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    Sydney, Australia
    Wonderful Experience
    A definite must on your trip to Hawaii. Felt safe and in good hands - experience very unique and my sense is that
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    Navarre, Florida
    An amazing experience !!
    The staff were professional and personal! They made the whole experience that much better! I felt safe! Swimming
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    Columbus, Ohio
    One of the Best Excursions We Have Ever Done
    I booked this excursion for my husband, as he loves the ocean and snorkeling. I also booked this as an opportunity
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    Highlight of our trip!
    Awesome experience, GREAT group of guys. Very highly recommend this adventure. It was the highlight of our trip!
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    The best experience of my life
    I have no words to explain this experience, it was my dream swimming with sharks and I did with all safe and care.
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