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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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A perfect snorkeling spot.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“on tuesdays” (244 reviews)
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 via mobile

Tip: Go to the ABC Store and buy a set of snorkels. The bf and I got two sets (goggle and snorkel mouth piece) for $20!! If you RENT at Hanauma Bay, they charge $20 for goggle, snorkel, and fins) I don't really think you...More

Thank Iheartjennychu
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful beach, beautiful scenery, amazing snorkeling to do (we saw an octopus!!) but very crowded ! I would definitely go back!

Thank Pascale D
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve has, perhaps, the best snorkeling in Hawaii, definitely the best in Oahu. The waters are calm, clear, shallow and loaded (naturally) with a wide range of gorgeous fish. Hanauma Bay is perfect for beginners and experienced snorkelers alike. The challenge is...More

Thank ll123blue
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

If you have the time to spend snorkeling, this is definitely a place to stay and enjoy a full day. This review is for those wanting just a brief visit. Because of the popularity and the over crowding that threatened the very reason to see...More

Thank CarmenV3
Reviewed 3 days ago

Go early for one of the best snorkel experiences on the island. You can play a do it yourself trip, or there are numerous tours that offer transportation, quality snorkel gear. There a changing res, restrooms and cold showers. Snorkel gear can actually be rented...More

1  Thank wdlander
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My husband and I went at about 8.30am on a Wednesday. The climb to the bottom was steep but fairly easy; there was also an option to take the paid buggy service up and down the slope. The place wasn't very crowded yet so we...More

1  Thank Li-Lynn Y
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A must do in Oahu. The beach is good and Water is beautiful. There is no food or water on the beach so bring a snack. Snorkel gear is not a must as they rent it there. Not even in water a couple minutes and...More

Thank Kevin M
Reviewed 3 days ago

We went to Hanauma Bay as part of a tour. Unfortunately it was cloudy and choppy so we couldn't see as much as we had hoped for. In addition it was low tide so the coral felt frighteningly close to our bellies while we were...More

1  Thank OnAWalkabout
Reviewed 3 days ago

Catch #22 bus from waikiki for an all day pass seniors $2.50 go early only 35min. Bus ride. $7.50 park entry and $2.50 all day trolley ride down and back up well worth it. Tip visit snack bar before going down as no food or...More

Thank larainehowes
Reviewed 3 days ago

The whole operation is well organized. For a nominal fee you can enjoy a day at one of the most beautiful spots on the island. Keeping in mind they are closed on Tuesdays. After paying the entrance fee, viewing a short (Mandatory) movie, and a...More

1  Thank LoSaint
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12 November 2017|
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Response from Aclary | Reviewed this property |
Not after 8am most days
22 October 2017|
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Response from heather f | Reviewed this property |
We purchased an excursion so we had transport there and back-easy and cheap. You can rent snorkels there. I think the city bus can also get you there but there are too many stops and you don't want to waste your day by... More
Brooke B
20 October 2017|
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Response from TravelMama445 | Reviewed this property |
Sues there are lockers but we didn’t use them. There were four of us and we kept an eye on our stuff. Only tourists there so you stuff is pretty secure. If you like snorkeling and feel you would do more try Sharks Cove on... More