Heidi, Mark, Jason and I met the boat at Haleiwa harbor a little after 8am after camping out the night before. With 11 passengers we headed out about 3 miles offshore where they had already set up the cage that morning.
All in all it was an incredible experience. I was a bit shocked to see the tour operators actively feeding the sharks, instead of just chumming. And I would have liked a little more participation from them as well. Their website has lots of information but the guides didn't mention conservation or research once. But for a shark lover like me it is hard to beat this kind of close encounter. An experience with a shark bigger than a white tip is a rare thing indeed out here in Maui. So when in Oahu, take advantage!