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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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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour
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A perfect snorkeling spot.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
Travelers talk about
“beautiful bay” (295 reviews)
“snorkel gear” (556 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
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"
in 166 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday

Hanauma Bay is not just a beach, It is a protected nature reserve that has opening and closing hour. There are only limited parking and you will not be able drive down to the parking lot once the lot is full. We went in at...More

Thank Daniel C
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Reviewed yesterday

A must see on your trip to Oahu. We learned while there that the reserve is closed every Tuesday to visitors for snorkeling. We’ve added this to the top of the must do list for our fall trip.

Thank 328beckye
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is frankly beautiful, and a very cheap entrance fee allows you total access to the entire beach. Watch out for all of the stray cats and weasels though--They definitely have a lot of diseases and it's not worth getting sick to pet them....More

Thank Lydia R
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We walked to Hanauma bay from the Koko crater walk (which I would highly recommend). It is very straightforward to get to as you just follow the crowds. We didn’t take any food with us which I regretted as the food at the only snack...More

Thank Chloe W
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a truly incredible experience. It's a must for anyone visiting Hawaii. As soon as I was in the water there were fish all around. I even swam with 2 baby hammerheads for a bit. Amenities are great too.

Thank jesssleelee
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Don’t miss going to this site!!!! Beautiful well maintained. Watching the film prior to swimming over the coral reef makes you appreciative of nature and the balance that exist. Watching the hundreds of cats and mongooses on land is very entertaining. Must see

Thank Hodges1353
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Beautiful! Relaxing! It was not my 1st time and it will not be my last. It’s a great place to spend the day at. I do wish that everyone followed the rules and not walk on the reef. Ample parking, but it does get busy...More

Thank TraveledKat
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This is my second visit to Hanauma Bay. This time I brought my husband after talking it up for several weeks. We arrived at opening time on a Wednesday and easily found a parking space. The wait to get in was about 3 minutes, the...More

1  Thank lilla-svenska
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We used Enoa tours which we would highly recommend. We visited Hanauma Bay as part of the little circle tour which was great because it hit the major sites without being too long. I would recommend visiting Hanauma Bay separately as it’s great for snorkeling...More

1  Thank mdinonno
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very crowded area. It's clean considering how many people visit the site. My pictures turned out well for this location.

Thank mistycapra
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LMQ1027
March 5, 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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supratim p
March 5, 2018|
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Response from VacationCrazy_6 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. We had five people and a two bedroom. It was very spacious and worth the extra money. We had a kitchen so we did some grocery shopping when we flew in at Target. I really liked... More
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linnytrau
February 27, 2018|
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Response from Tania G | Reviewed this property |
You could snorkel while wearing glasses but you would probably have to provide your own mask that would allow for this. Otherwise try contacts with a good quality mask. You could ask tour group organisers if they have... More
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