Hawaii Shark Encounters
Come aboard the Kainani shark boat and experience an unforgettable shark cage tour off Oahu's North Shore. After your Haleiwa Harbor departure, you'll first cruise about three miles offshore. The shark cage will then be placed into the water and the first "victims" can prepare themselves to get in. Not to worry though, the shark cage will float on the surface and is very sturdy. No experience is necessary to participate in this exciting adventure!
Once inside the cage, you can literally get face to face with sharks. Get an up close look at sandbar, Galapagos and grey reef sharks. Sometimes hammerhead and tiger sharks are seen here as well. The sharks are all very curious and like to come close to the cage to check out their visitors. You may see as many as 30 at a time. A hot shower, and refreshments are included in this Oahu shark tour.
- Three mile boat ride to the shark ground off Oahu's North Shore
- See sharks up close from within the safety of a shark cage
- Plenty of great underwater photo opportunities
- Snorkel and mask are provided (but guests may also bring their own)
- 32-foot Radon built on the Big Island of Hawaii
- Built to handle hard work and rough seas
- Can carry the largest shark cage in Hawaii
- Powered by a 450 HP Cummins diesel
- Hot water showers aboard
See Wild Sharks
Sharks Up Close
Shark Near Cage
In the Cage
- Where and When:
- Winter Tour times (Oct - May):
7:00 am - 9:00 am
9:00 am - 11:00 am
11:00 am - 1:00 pm
Summer Tour times (June - Sept):
6:00 am - 8:00 am
8:00 am - 10:00 am
10:00 am - 12:00 pm
Check in 45 minutes prior to your tour time at Haleiwa Small Boat Harbor, Oahu North Shore. Address: 66-105 Haleiwa Rd., Haleiwa, HI 96712
From the Kailua side, take H-3 to H-1.
Take the H1 freeway west from Honolulu to theH2 freeway north. Stay on H2 until freeway ends (8 miles) and becomes Route 99. After freeway ends, go straight through 4 stoplights then turn right at the sign indicating "North Shore".
Follow the signs towards North Shore / Haleiwa, staying on Route 99. As you come down the hill with the ocean in view, you will reach a traffic signal where you will turn left to enter Haleiwa Town.
Go through "Historic" Haleiwa Town (1 mile) then turn left immediately after the 76 / 711 Gas Station on left side of road. (If you pass through a narrow bridge you missed your turn, turn around and take first right after bridge).
On your right is the Haleiwa Boat Harbor. Turn right at the sign into the harbor. Stay to the right and follow the road as it curves out to the big two story building in the middle of the harbor. Park next to our sign. The shark boat will be moored at the loading dock or on her way!
From Turtle Bay:
When you leave Turtle Bay Hotel, turn right (north) on 83 to the North Shore and Haleiwa town. It's about a half hour drive (can take longer if there is a surf contest going on on the North Shore!).
There will be a traffic signal and a sign pointing you into "Historic" Haleiwa Town. Turn right and follow the road over the white, narrow bridge. Immediately after, turn right again before the 76 gas station (right after Haleiwa Joe's Restaurant)
On your right will be the Haleiwa Boat Harbor. Turn right at the sign into the harbor. Stay to the right and follow the road as it curves around and out to the big two story building in the middle of the harbor. Park next to our sign. The shark boat will be moored at the loading dock or on her way
- The entry and exit into the cage requires you to be able to climb down a 5-step ladder.
You must be able to pull your own weight back up the ladder and into the boat.
- Special Notes:
- Roundtrip transportation from Waikiki is available Monday through Friday for an additional fee. Bookings requires a minimum of 4 participants.
- Operation Days:
- Approx. 2 hours
- 32' Radon. This is an excellent vessel for holding the world’s largest cage on your Hawaii shark adventure.