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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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“beautiful bay” (277 reviews)
“snorkel gear” (507 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

if you come to Hawaii you have to go to this beach at least once. One of my favorites, best to go before lunch because it gets busy

Thank mariewills20171983
Reviewed yesterday

Well worth the visit and the orientation- Late in the day was best for us- the crowds were down- great place for all ages- it has been cleaned-up and cared for so its a great safe place to intro people to water and snorkeling .

Thank Keith J
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hanauma Bay is a good snorkel spot on Oahu. There’s plenty of coral and fish. However you need to go out farther to get the real good fish and clearer water. Probably about 75-100 yards. It’s still not too deep that far out, but use...More

Thank Jeremy C
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We booked a minibus for the short trip from Waikiki, taking the 7am option - definitely the best time, there is not a lot of shade at the bay and it was really heating up by 11.30 when we left. Crowds were smaller early. Snorkelling...More

Thank Michelle H
Reviewed yesterday

We took a tour up to the bay, & were not disappointed !! The Bay was fantastic, snorkelling , swimming was great, views were amazing

Thank Rob H
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Had a great day here was pleasantly surprised at the number and variety of fish I saw . $7.50 is fine to pay if it helps preserve this place for generations to come .

Thank Jan L
Reviewed 2 days ago

Spent a morning here, super clear underwater with amazing views of all sorts of tropical fish. You can hire all gear at the location, and buses from waikiki are cheap and easy

Thank Daniel S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Hanauma Bay is a very well maintained and protected bay with small reefs, shallow pools and lots of fish and other aquatic creatures. It's a terrific place if you've never gone snorkeling. The entrance is very much a tourist haven with lots of vendors, buses,...More

Thank lesnoriel
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hanauma Bay is a MUST see and snorkel! My husband and I are over 60 and had never snorkeled before and we found this experience one of the highlights of our 10 days in Oahu! It is shallow and easy to snorkel! We saw some...More

Thank resser6206
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great place to be to see the sunrise in the early Am. Gates open at six. Sunrise was 6:35 AM in October when we visited. Cant beat it!!

Thank 279markc279
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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.
October 23, 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
October 20, 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