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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

#6 of 324 things to do in Honolulu Features Animals
100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour
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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 yesterday via mobile

Car park full by 7.30 am....so that gives you an indication on the amount of people there. Jammed full of people stamping on the coral (what is left of it), just a big commercial money spinner and the fish have clearly had enough!! Waste of...More

Thank 4WilsonsUK
Reviewed yesterday

We were able to see the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve the day we did the All of Oahu in One Day tour, but when we went back to actually visit, it was closed. It is spectacularly beautiful and I certainly wish we had been able...More

Thank Sulleysgirl58
Reviewed yesterday

It was SO COOL. We rented Snorkels from Snorkel Bob's and brought them to the beach, but it would be worth the convenience of actually renting them at the Bay to be able to pickup/dropoff them there and actually continue to support the Nature Preserve....More

Thank Angelica M
Reviewed yesterday

Hanauma Bay closes on a Tuesday, so don't plan to visit then! We took a $2.50 bus from Waikiki to Hanauma, which took around 30 minutes. Once there, it's obligatory to watch the orientation video, which is entertaining in it's own right. Renting snorkel gear...More

Thank TheForrestGump
Reviewed yesterday

so they have fresh equipment which you can use to snorkel easily and see the fish, the water is not crystal clear but good fun

Thank salony s
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went here with no expectation of snorkeling (our son won't try it yet) but were pleasantly surprised that you don't need all the gear to see the marine life, here! The water is pristine! You can see fish in water as low as 6...More

Thank Janet S
Reviewed 2 days ago

Beautiful bay with a large reef - perfect for snorkelling of all abilities. Shallow and good selection of different fish/ocean species, very picturesque. Also a great picnic spot and good for families. Note this is a marine park so there are restrictions and conservation and...More

Thank GerryD849
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just love this spot! It is an easy place to snorkel and enjoy the day. Gorgeous view. We must say that it seems murky and much less fish than years past. I'm sure it it is due to the huge increase in people coming...More

Thank Alykat4
Reviewed 2 days ago

We went there to go snorkelling after a driving day, however the box jelly fish had been in for the day and they had to close the beach. That was fine though, as there was still heaps to see and look at.

Thank Aussie333Lithgow
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

What a blast snorkeling - it was crowded but with it. We saw lots of fish and coral . Would go back!

Thank Rlboise
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What time does it close?
21 June 2017|
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Response from James215021 | Reviewed this property |
Open until 7PM every day except Tuesday's they're closed.
can we take umbrella and cooler
13 April 2017|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes . No problem
can we take an umbrella and cooler
13 April 2017|
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Response from Jayne R | Reviewed this property |
I believe you can. There were several families set up on the beach who seemed to be making a day of it. Probably a good idea for a beach day then you can just pop in and out of the water to snorkel throughout the day. The... More