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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” (243 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

Pay small parking fee to entry. Then another fee to entry the beach.also takes about five to ten minutes to walk from car park to beach , or you can catch a trolley car down .Before you are allowed to the beach you have to...More

Thank glenn d
Reviewed yesterday

Few trics that can make your day: 1) if you get there before opening our (which I guess is 7:00.. we arrived at 6:30 AM) you get in for free and you don't have to pay parking and you can choose the best spots on...More

Thank Marzia B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Caught the bus from Waikiki which was really easy. Entry to the beach is $7.50 per person as it is a protected reserved. It's open 6am - 6pm and closed on Tuesdays. There is a shuttle that goes up and down the hill which is...More

Thank Amanda G
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

My travel friend and I both snorkel and scuba dive, so a day out to Hanauma Bay Park to sun and snorkel was a must do. We had our own snorkel equipment, so we caught Bus #22 At Waikiki. it is only $2.50 for a...More

Thank PaulAK2011
Reviewed 2 days ago

We arrived later in the afternoon and it was crowded but crowds started to thin towards later afternoon. There is a video presentation to watch for 1st timers - not too long. Then down to the beach. There are restroom & changing facilities, as well...More

Thank Jules V
Reviewed 2 days ago

It's a pretty beach. I was disappointed with the snorkeling. Not very many fish. The reef is not pretty either.

Thank grandjeeper01
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

You can see fish even in shallow water. Great for families. The walk down and back up is a bit much so for $5 they will give you a ride. If you plan to return within 12 months you only need to watch the video...More

Thank vicki269
Reviewed 2 days ago

Environmentally responsible snorkeling on a large bay south island. Plan on spending the day. The introductory movie is brief but important. The facilities at the bottom are great, bathroom, changing rooms and showers. All food sales happen at the top of the bluff so be...More

Thank joanstein1964
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great way to spend an hour or two. The view from top is breathtakingly beautiful. Recommend the tram ride down and back for elderly visitors. Don’t forget sunscreen on back and shoulders before snorkeling

Thank Kathy W
Reviewed 3 days ago

Very crowded, so i don't think there is a quiet time to visit. In saying that from the information you receive at the video presentation to actually swimming and snorkelling in the bay is truly amazing. The different varieties of fish you encounter while swimming...More

Thank wgb65
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27 September 2017|
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Response from AZSkyKing | Reviewed this property |
Not sure what traffic will be like trying to get back to the airport but two or three hours is plenty for what you want to do.
27 September 2017|
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Response from car0lynbryant | Reviewed this property |
You would need to check what time it opens as you can't access the bay direct. Car park fills early also. You must view a 10 minute video before heading to the beach and the number of people viewing at one time is limited... More
12 September 2017|
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Response from Dzny | Reviewed this property |
Not really open at sunset...sorry