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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 via mobile

This nature reserve is awesome. Calm, reef close to shore and an abundance of fish! Well worth the visit. Unfortunately no turtles this time. Good for inexperienced snorkellers, young children and anyone that would like to see colourful fish close to shore.

Thank Sue M
Reviewed 2 days ago

My family thoroughly enjoyed snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. It was absolutely beautiful! There is snorkeling gear for rent at the location, but be warned that they apparently do not have any flotation devices (only snorkel, mask, and fins).

Thank Mom_from_Virginia
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Paid parking and limited access to enjoy the park. You have to pay almost everything. Stayed there maximum of 15 minutes. Sort of a quick stop over.

Thank Jake B
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It costs visitors $1 to park and $7.50 per adult to enter. Riding the tram from the check in point to the beach is $1.25 each way or $2.50 for the whole day. The tram ride is worth it. The bay is beautiful for sightseeing....More

Thank Lisa K
Reviewed 3 days ago

This is the best place for snorkeling. Best I have ever seen. Lots of fish of all sizes. I would go back again any time. It is beautiful

Thank Kathy H
Reviewed 4 days ago

If you are the type of person who loves to snorkel then this is the perfect place to do your snorkeling. see for yourself it is like an aquarium beneath the ocean.

Thank AikenJoshAndrew
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

This is about the 5th time I’ve been here. Each time I’ve enjoyed it so that says a lot. You have to pay for parking and entrance into the park. Bring your own goggles and fins or you can rent. As you come down the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Amazing beach with clear water. Famous for snorkling. Entrance fee was $7.5 each person and there is a mandatory video watch before you can enter the beach. They should imprive the waiting line and the video schedule so people can take advantage of their time.

Thank Marco P
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I recommend going elsewhere. It's too busy and crowded. Also, I doubt the money meets the value. There's plenty of places to snorkel that are less populated.

Thank Orangiela
Reviewed 4 days ago

We did not actually visit this place as it shuts the gate when capacity is reached. Get there early if you want to see it as it is not very visible from the road.....

Thank 801JanB801
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3 December 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
3 December 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
12 November 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.