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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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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 2 days ago

Love snorkeling at Hanauma Bay but this time they didn't have the floatation aide which would have been helpful for the new ones in our group.

Thank mtmts710
Reviewed 2 days ago

always beautiful but cold water in the afternoon. can rent snokel gears but recommend to prepare your own.

Thank y-type
Reviewed 3 days ago

Come early to enjoy the views of the bay. Set your alarm and make sure you get there at early!!!! Keep in mind you don't have to swim right at 630am, just bundle up and nap on the beach. If you come later you'll get...More

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 3 days ago

We had a driver take us to Hanauma Bay and pick us up 5 hours later. It was a gorgeous quiet beach. You can hire snorkles at the beach which is worth doing! They have a small shuttle service driving you up and down otherwise...More

1  Thank Carla110490
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Make sure to get there early! We needed to rent gear, and rentals don't open until 8. We were thankful we got there early. Crowds started really coming in around 9-10 AM. Beautiful beach, friendly staff, lots of amazing fish!!

1  Thank hanngraces
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Had not been back here since I lived here in the early seventies. Thankfully due to good management and conservation nothing had changed. Still the beautiful park/beach I remembered. A must see on Oahu.

Thank Thomas L
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

You have to be here really early in the morning to get parking and when it's not to crowdy. Pay to get in and to rent gear and watch a video before entering. Very clear water and good snorkelling but to much people and long...More

Thank eva r
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Our second time snorkeling in the Bay- it's just gorgeous! So many fish and a nice large area to snorkel in. Get there VERY early if driving your own rental car because once the lot is full you can't enter! We took a shuttle one...More

Thank Shayla E
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is one of those quintessential Hawaii settings. Get there EARLY to beat the crowds...like, 6:30 early. It's worth it to see the sunrise, be with very few people on the beach, snorkel before its too busy. Once the crowds come, better to find another...More

Thank timruffini
Reviewed 3 days ago

We did this b/c it's what you do when in Honolulu. A $50 taxi ride, one way from Honolulu. Once in queue, you'll watch a short movie about what you can/cannot do in the bay. We found that by walking all the way down to...More

2  Thank nola1961
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December 4, 2017|
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Response from ScottHoag | Reviewed this property |
the young ones will get bitten by the fish so they may get scared out of their minds. it is uncomfortable for adults. find another area to snorkel with young ones. ask a cab driver. use uber to get a place to snorkel one... More
December 3, 2017|
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Response from bethieg1971 | Reviewed this property |
The rental costs varied depending on what you wanted. We bought our own at an ABC store and it was cheaper than any of the rentals we saw. The only thing to really consider is if the person or people need a mask that can... More
November 13, 2017|
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Response from PearBananas | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, it was the busiest around 11-2, so before or after probably. The beach closed at 6 (it became dark around that time as well) when I was there so keep that in mind.