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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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A perfect snorkeling spot.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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+1 808-396-4229
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"beautiful bay"
in 295 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 232 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 556 reviews
"on tuesdays"
in 266 reviews
"coral reef"
in 225 reviews
"beautiful fish"
in 319 reviews
"low tide"
in 115 reviews
"short video"
in 228 reviews
"underwater camera"
in 198 reviews
"shallow water"
in 151 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 293 reviews
"sea life"
in 373 reviews
"parking lot was full"
in 115 reviews
"small fee"
in 159 reviews
"parking spot"
in 136 reviews
"arrive early"
in 210 reviews
"nice beach"
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Will never get tired of visiting here. An absolute must for visitors. All the best fish are on the left side of the beach.

Thank sar26
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Reviewed yesterday

The bay which was once a volcanic crater has now become a playground for snorkelers and surfers. For others it is a wonderful picnic spot. Enjoyable views from all over.

Thank gopalakrishnan k
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Snorkelled but saw few fish, no turtles, no seals, just thousands of people and faded/damaged coral. I like that they have turned the area into a nature preserve, and are closed one day a week for the preservation of the area. Unfortunately this has resulted...More

1  Thank Kate A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very informative film prior to be able to go down to beach about conservation and coral habitat. However, there are so many people, I am sure this Preserve is taking a beating. Hard to stay off coral, since waves are pretty strong here. Glad I...More

1  Thank Snoopy.fan
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We got turned away each time to get parking, hours went by, the lady’s at the gate told us to come back 30 Min , we came back earlier and her response was that we just missed the gate opening again!! Oh my goodness, and...More

Thank TravelllingfromNZ
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Went to Hanauma Bay to snorkel and it was excellent. We did use a service to get there so had our snorkel equipment already. There is $7.50 charge to enter and you do have to watch a video. It is worth getting up early as...More

1  Thank mgfraley
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We spent a few hours here and it was beautiful, the warm water and clarity was amazing. Lots of fish life to see. It was an overcast day but the colours were still beautiful. I recommend that you take drinks and snacks as it is...More

Thank MrChris69
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Again we got up super early, got our sandwiches and water and headed to Hanauma Bay. We went down to snorkel. You can rent the equipment right there is $25 p/p. We spent 3 or more hours snorkeling lots of fish, eels, went from one...More

Thank LISJAVCAR
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Reviewed 3 days ago

A piece of Paradise. Beautiful setting. We caught the local bus, because we are Seniors it cost us $2 return and our adult son $5.It costs $7.50 pp to enter the Bay area.. My son wanted to snorkel so hired the gear for $20. It...More

1  Thank Ceejaycee24
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Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Beautiful. Excellent place to snorkel if first time Closed on Tuesday and does cost to get down to beach. Almost missed bus back stayed so long

Thank yugogirlr
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joelenri
13 May 2018|
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Response from Joy J | Reviewed this property |
Hi. I booked the half day tour through the tour operator at the Ilikai Hotel. It is a private tour guide who works for them. Very good and reasonably priced. Sorry can't recall the chaps name. Get in contact with the Hotel... More
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galaga_girl
26 April 2018|
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Response from CaptainTHEMack | Reviewed this property |
There were others there with umbrellas. This is from their website: The shuttle has life vests, umbrellas & beach chairs for rent when booking online or ask your driver. Have fun!
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LMQ1027
5 March 2018|
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Response from csmurphy2017 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Friends, This is a great stop & wonderful place to snorkel. You will find tons of information in the guidebooks & on the internet. Regarding toilets & showers, there are plenty !!! There are at least 3 Male & Female... More
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