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Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
Phone Number:
+1 808-396-4229
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Description:

A perfect snorkeling spot.

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Busy but worth it

Sweet location for a first time snorkel. Very calm water. Tram was nice on the hill going back up to the parking lot. Go early and beat the crowd.

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Rocky Mountain House, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Sweet location for a first time snorkel. Very calm water. Tram was nice on the hill going back up to the parking lot. Go early and beat the crowd.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Hanauma bay is beautiful. It's perfect for snorkeling especially if you have kids because there are so many different types of ocean lives living under the emerald color water! Definitely bring sunscreen since there's no shade. I've seen some tents here too lol Bring aqua shoes. I got a little booboo from the coral since they are very sharp. Bring... More 

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Canberra, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Be prepares for the 9 minute orientation video before swimming. go early as you can as this is less crowded and clearer water.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We absolutely loved this place? Had so much fun and would return in a heart beat! While it was crowded in the water, which caused it to be slightly murky, it was still pretty easy to spot the different types of fish swimming around. There are no shops to buy food from once at the beach. Suggest buying food beforehand.

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Always our snorkeling spot when coming to Hawaii. Great views and the Surf is usually not too crazy. Good place for families and kids.

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Thank RonLauLau
Madison, Wisconsin
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Great spot for beginners! We saw at least 20 different colorful fish. Get there early, lockers available. Even though the intro video stresses not standing on the coral you'll see too many people doing so. Respect and preserve this natural wonder.

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Thank Wendy S
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We went twice in our week in Hawaii. The first time (Monday) was much less crowded than the second (Thursday), on the Thursday we drove past and saw it was full so came back and got in 2 hours later. Both times we really enjoyed the bay. The story behind the bay is awesome and it beautiful to see a... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

this is a must do activity whilst on the island. amazing view and such an experience to snorkel with such beautiful fish. very child friendly even my 8 year old snorkelled with ease

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Elmira
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This was one of my first stops in hawaii while driving around. Such a beautiful and memorizing place, you must see it. There's a short video on protecting the coral reef if/when swimming which I'm glad they show. Respect the wildlife by not standing on or touching the coral since it's alive. Small gift shop, plenty of parking and a... More 

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Turlock, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We tried twice getting in here. They open at 6 am. One day we arrived at 10 and the next dY we arrived at 830 and still couldn't get in. We kept getting turned away. We were a upset. How could it be so full that we couldn't get in!?

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