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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour
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Tour of North Shore and Hanauma Bay
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A perfect snorkeling spot.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful bay” (295 reviews)
“snorkel gear” (556 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
LOCATION
Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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+1 808-396-4229
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"beautiful bay"
in 295 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 232 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 556 reviews
"on tuesdays"
in 266 reviews
"coral reef"
in 225 reviews
"beautiful fish"
in 319 reviews
"low tide"
in 115 reviews
"short video"
in 228 reviews
"underwater camera"
in 198 reviews
"shallow water"
in 151 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 293 reviews
"sea life"
in 373 reviews
"parking lot was full"
in 115 reviews
"small fee"
in 159 reviews
"parking spot"
in 136 reviews
"arrive early"
in 210 reviews
"nice beach"
in 166 reviews
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Reviewed today via mobile

No need to join a tour, caught cab from Waikiki for $30 took me straight out to the nature reserve, $7.50 admission for the day. Has to watch a short movie on respecting the reserve, not touching coral etc then the day is yours. Got...More

1  Thank sarah y
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Reviewed yesterday

It is what it is. There's a little tour if you want to do it. There's a video that they encourage you to watch, but it's a nice place.

1  Thank rachealmartinez
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Reviewed yesterday

This was one of the stops along the way on a tour that we took. Great view and awe inspiring. There was limited parking so if you go get there early.

1  Thank Dan H
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Reviewed yesterday

We really enjoyed our trip to Hanauma Bay. It was overcast and drizzling when we went which I thought would put a damper (no pun intended) on our snorkeling adventure. It didnt. We saw so many different types of fish and marine life, it was...More

1  Thank Margaret D
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

BEST place to go in Oahu! Pictures do not do this place justice! Best snorkelling I have ever done. No tour needed! Go very early as line up is long - almost an hr wait. It is absolutely stunning and the variety of fish are...More

1  Thank Courtney L
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Reviewed 2 days ago

If you get there at 9 you'll have an OK time. If you get there at 11, I'm sure your experience will suck. Don't go unless you can genuinely get there by 7 to beat the crowds (and also the entrance fee and mandatory video)...More

1  Thank Eric C
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Reviewed 2 days ago

They Do NOT let you down to the Bay if you get there late. So you be there early. But, If you get there at 6AM they will give you a quick lesson and let you snorkel for free! you have to come back up...More

1  Thank Gary H
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This would have been a magic spot 50 years ago and is worth a visit for first time visitors to the Island but what is disappointing is the song & dance they do about conservation and protecting the coral, animals & environment, charge $7.50 entry,...More

1  Thank dingasden
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Stopped by Haunauma Bay on a driving tour with friends of some of Hawaii’s beautiful beaches and bays. Views are spectacular!

1  Thank Cedar880
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Reviewed 3 days ago

In years past it was a beach. A very beautiful beach. But a beach. What a Disneyland this has become! Admission fee of $9, a separate fee to park, a separate fee to ride an (optional) tram ride down to the beach. Tour buses offloading...More

1  Thank mezaco
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LMQ1027
5 March 2018|
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Response from csmurphy2017 | Reviewed this property |
Dear Friends, This is a great stop & wonderful place to snorkel. You will find tons of information in the guidebooks & on the internet. Regarding toilets & showers, there are plenty !!! There are at least 3 Male & Female... More
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supratim p
4 March 2018|
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Response from VacationCrazy_6 | Reviewed this property |
We stayed at the Hilton Hawaiian Village. We had five people and a two bedroom. It was very spacious and worth the extra money. We had a kitchen so we did some grocery shopping when we flew in at Target. I really liked... More
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linnytrau
27 February 2018|
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Response from Tania G | Reviewed this property |
You could snorkel while wearing glasses but you would probably have to provide your own mask that would allow for this. Otherwise try contacts with a good quality mask. You could ask tour group organisers if they have... More
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