Hawaii Shark Encounters
Depart Haleiwa Harbor on the Kainani. You will arrive at the shark grounds after a 3 mile, 15 minute ride. Drawn to the surface by the sound of the Kainani’s engine, sharks almost never fail to pay you a visit. The first "victims" get in the cage when the first shark arrives. Just getting in the water is a bit of a thrill. The water is around 400 feet deep and as blue and clear as the open ocean.
Once in the cage, the big plexiglass windows are nearly transparent, so when that 10 foot long Galapagos shark presses his nose against the glass, it looks like he is coming right on in. Don't worry though, he’s not getting in. If you press your nose against the glass, you will be just one quarter of an inch away from the business end of one big shark! Galapagos and sandbar sharks are common visitors. Both of these shark species are very curious, completely unafraid and come very close to the cage.
- 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)