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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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+1 808-396-4229
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A perfect snorkeling spot.

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Best Beach for Snorkeling in Honolulu

You do NOT have to book a tour with an agency for this day trip. Many busses leave from the Waikiki Beach hotel areas and from all over Honolulu and drop you in the parking lot... read more

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Tampa, Florida
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36 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

You do NOT have to book a tour with an agency for this day trip. Many busses leave from the Waikiki Beach hotel areas and from all over Honolulu and drop you in the parking lot of Hanauma Bay. The price to get in the park is $7.50 per person with discounts for active military. There is an added price... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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41 reviews
15 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed yesterday NEW

I love Hanauma Bay Natural Preserve. This is a great place to snorkle with the fish. It can be a little creepy have the fish touch you in passing by, but after a while it becomes cool. Looking at all the different colors. I don't swim I float and it works well, because the area has a lot of shallow... More 

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Honolulu
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We live 10 minnutes away from Hanauma ......it cannot get better than this. Entry fee for Kama aina folks is free and $7.00 for adults for non-residents. A short orientation is mandatory for first timers and included in the entry fee. Trolley service from the top to the bottom of the hill is available and also free. Smoking is not... More 

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Senoia, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
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As told by our tour guide, this is one of the best places to snorkel. It was packed the day we visited.

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Thank HeidiandCarl
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

One ticket will get you in for a few days. Nice beach. Nice snorkeling and safe and fun for little kids.

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Thank T3958KHscotth
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3 reviews
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A must go, wonderful bay and 'safe' feel for snorkelling. This nature preserve is very informative once you are there about how it became a preserve and all information about the marine life there.

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west hollywood,ca
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Easy snorkeling, nice beach. Go early in the morning to avoid crowds and observe more fish. Rental car, the Number 22 bus or tour guide will get you there. It's about a 20 minute drive from Waikiki along some beautiful beaches before and after your visit.

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Palm Springs, California
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Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

We visited Hanauma Bay and it was the best experience for anyone especially a non swimmer. Spent a couple of hours there and it was wonderful. I cant swim but was able to see the fishes and not have to go deep. We drove there and it was not hard to find. I would recommend going early to get good... More 

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Dickinson, North Dakota
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The view from the top is awesome. Once you get down to the beach that you pay to get on, it's all disappointing. It was very dirty. The dirtiest beach I went to the whole trip. Also the only beach I paid to get on. I seen no turtles here. If you are looking for sea turtles, go to the... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This was a good place to snorkel and see reefs with colorful fishes in the area. They show you and eight minute video and the things to do and not do. If you haven't been definitely a great place to visit and probably spend the day. The water is calm and very little high waves.

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