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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

#6 of 324 things to do in Honolulu Features Animals
100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour
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A perfect snorkeling spot.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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Reviewed yesterday

We were ready for a great day of snorkeling and were cut short after only an hour of snorkeling. The life guards did a great job warning people to swim at their own risk because of the number of box jellyfish that were in the...More

Thank J H
Reviewed yesterday

This is a very affordable day trip if you are visiting Oahu. Parking was $1, Adult tix $13 and kids under 12 free. Pack a lunch as there is no food for sale on the beach. They do offer snorkels and fins for rent if...More

Thank Jennifer W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My long time friend and I visited this Hana bay this past summer and absolutely loved it. As veterans we got in for free using our ID's and had a blast swimming and snorkeling. The bay is heavily regulated in order to maintain its preservation...More

Thank Katadventure
Reviewed yesterday

There's limited parking, you have to pay to get in ($7.50) and to rent scuba gear ($20 for fins snorkel and mask $12 just for snorkel and mask) if you don't have your own. you have to watch a quick educational film about the does...More

Thank hockeyaw19
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I went snorkeling and met a sea turtle who swam with us! It was such an incredible experience.

Thank Jessica S
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

There isn't much colourfulcoral, however you can see the fish just walking in a couple of metres. Water is crystal clear, and there are sandy parts between the coral / reef that you can stand in for a break. In addition, stunningly beautiful views with...More

Thank Rebecca A
Reviewed 2 days ago

This place becomes crowded - but they limited admittance so you should be fine if you arrive early. We went at about 6:15 - got right in and didn't have to pay to park or for admittance or watch the film. 7:00 seems to be...More

Thank Marianne R
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go early. The silt gets churned up and makes it harder to see. We got there before 8A and initially had fun. By 10A it was crowded and just wasn't fun anymore.

1  Thank cpayers
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Enjoyed our trip here for the snorkeling. Tour company was late and unfriendly compared to Roberts but got us there safely. Long line to pay entrance fee then we were supposed to sit through movie which was broken. This was followed by long walk down...More

1  Thank Dawn K
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had a great day we rented a car was a $1 to park. But you can get a tour or bus. $7.50 admission to park well worth the money. It is closed Tuesdays. We hired snorkel gear there for $12. There's lots of fish to...More

Thank Kathy S
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What time does it close?
20 June 2017|
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Response from James215021 | Reviewed this property |
Open until 7PM every day except Tuesday's they're closed.
can we take umbrella and cooler
13 April 2017|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes . No problem
can we take an umbrella and cooler
13 April 2017|
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Response from Jayne R | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can. There were several families set up on the beach who seemed to be making a day of it. Probably a good idea for a beach day then you can just pop in and out of the water to snorkel throughout the day. The... More