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“Beautiful Bay and very good snorkeling”

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Ranked #4 of 346 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A perfect snorkeling spot.
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The views don't get any better. The snorkeling is quite good. Plenty of beach space to find a spot to throw your towel down. The film you must watch is good. The only complaint is that there are too many people at times. And despite the warnings and good intentions of the park too many would grab the coral and rocks and I even witnessed a woman and son climbing onto and over the coral. Very shameful behavior. Highlight was a seal that decided to sun himself for 1/2 hour on the beach.

Thank Pelicanman
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"great place to snorkel"
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"snorkel gear"
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"beautiful bay"
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"coral reef"
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"beautiful fish"
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"on tuesdays"
in 276 reviews
"short video"
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"sea life"
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"low tide"
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"arrive early"
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"underwater camera"
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"entrance fee"
in 306 reviews
"shallow water"
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"parking lot was full"
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"small fee"
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"parking spot"
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"nice beach"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We booked our snorkeling trip through Hawaiian ocean promotion to get here. Just spectacular seeing, learning, and snorkeling with fishes in the bay. There’s a small fee to get in to swim with these creatures so bring cash or credit cards. We snorkel for about 2 hours and got food. Food was not great here and of course, expensive! But it’s definitely worth it to bring the kids for an adventure and Education on Hawaiian fish and reefs.

Thank WyldOrchid
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great place to drive to. The drive was scenic and very beautiful. You pass the blowhole....another good stop....then when you arrive, you park at the top and get a great overlook of the bay which is in an old crater. Once you go down, you walk into the water to snorkel....great for young children and those not wanting to go far out on a boat to snorkel. You will still see beautiful fish, coral and have an awesome time!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Favorite beach to go to in Honolulu! The pictures just don't do it justice! I was stunned with I saw the view of the nature preserve from the top of the mountain. Highly recommend!

Thank Megannn209
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Must visit and u love the clear blue sea view and easy to find this place by self driving. Is so big windy on the day we went but somehow its beautiful day to view this beautiful view and wish to visit here again

Thank MeiMei L
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