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Sharks Cove

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between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
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Overview
  • Excellent63%
  • Very good28%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“water shoes” (49 reviews)
“tide pools” (32 reviews)
“hanauma bay” (59 reviews)
LOCATION
between Waimea Bay and the Banzai Pipeline, Pupukea, Oahu, HI 96712
Ways to Experience Sharks Cove
US$69 per adult
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US$167 per adult
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US$349 per adult
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US$420 per adult
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"water shoes"
in 49 reviews
"tide pools"
in 32 reviews
"hanauma bay"
in 59 reviews
"north shore"
in 84 reviews
"sharp rocks"
in 16 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 24 reviews
"rocky area"
in 8 reviews
"pupukea beach park"
in 6 reviews
"lava rock"
in 9 reviews
"three tables"
in 9 reviews
"sea life"
in 29 reviews
"an aquarium"
in 11 reviews
"high surf"
in 7 reviews
"colorful fish"
in 17 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 22 reviews
"high tide"
in 11 reviews
"amazing snorkeling"
in 7 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

As others have said the snorkeling here is really good for those with limited experience. Our teenagers loved the place and so did parents! Yes you need to be agile to get down the sharp rocks but it’s only a minute or two scrambling. So...More

Thank Sweetchild36
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Really terrific! We loved this snorkeling spot. Our guide from "Oahu Private Tours" brought us here. Great choice! We saw so many beautiful fish. Oh, and no sharks. It's just the name.

Thank mjp728
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I’m 30 years old and I felt like a little kid snorkeling here! It was so god damn fun! Suggest you leave early to get parking I believe we were there around 9am or earlier and parking wasn’t terrible. Get your feet wet and once...More

Thank Jeffery S
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Parking is an issue (like most beaches on Oahu) so come early. There is no real beach area or at least it’s very limited but there is both a sheltered shallow lagoon (great for children) as well as a deeper section (also sheep tweed from...More

Thank Hanky53
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is exactly what everyone says that rates it 4-5 Stars!! Absolutely gorgeous, and great food across the street!! Fish tacos are the BEST!! We came for my husband and son to dive, so my daughter and I wanted to snorkel, but no gear....More

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a super spot for snorkelling, hiring gear locally costs approx. $6.50 pp, tip, take some shampoo to put into the goggles as they fog us really bad which is annoying when there are so many beautiful fish to look at. Also be careful...More

Thank lucyrupkus
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We passed Sharks Cove a couple of times during the beginning of the week and I knew immediately I wanted to come back and explore. Spent almost three and a half hours in the water. There were so many fish and other wildlife to see...More

Thank KSimmer
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sharks Cove is so beautiful! I’m not a swimmer or a snorkel king of person but it seems like the place to be for that! There’s shaded spots as well as nice spots on the beach to lay in the sun. There is also washrooms...More

Thank Kaylie C
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been to Sharks Cove twice and is it a great snorkeling spot on the north shore. It gets crowded quickly and there is not a lot of parking so get there early. We went at like 8:30am and were able to park and it...More

Thank Sarah H
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We found this place by accident. Was not looking for it, we are Family of 4 in hire car and were driving past looking for somewhere for a swim. This turned out to be an excellent snorkelling spot. NOT a beach, very Rocky and difficult...More

Thank 007sg
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msmeghanmarie
13 February 2017|
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Response from buckw65 | Reviewed this property |
Mask, snorkel and some water shoes(hard sole). Some kind of gloves for hand protection is not a bad idea either.
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DisneyFan30
28 December 2015|
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Response from John C | Reviewed this property |
I know this late for your questions but I think they are really good ones so of course I think they should be addressed. As far as wave and water conditions they are calm though there are swells in November. There are... More
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DisneyFan30
28 December 2015|
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Response from Gloria J | Reviewed this property |
Because of the shape of the cove.
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