Sharks in Haiti

Haiti is home to several shark species, like the basking shark, the oceanic whitetip, and the great and scalloped hammerheads.

Sharks in Haiti

List of the Different Types of Sharks in Haiti

Species Maximum


Basking Shark 23-30 feet Not aggressive
Great Hammerhead Shark 15-20 feet Highly aggressive
Oceanic Whitetip Shark 10-13 feet Highly aggressive
Scalloped Hammerhead Shark 9-12 feet Moderately aggressive
Whale Shark 18-32 feet Not aggressive

Recent Cases of Shark Attacks in Haiti >>



There haven’t been too many shark attacks in Haitian waters.


Great white sharks have not been spotted in Haiti.


There are sharks in the area, however, they aren’t known to swim close to the beaches and tend to avoid crowds.

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