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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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US$ 98.00*
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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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“snorkel gear” (535 reviews)
“on tuesdays” (246 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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Reviewed yesterday

If you are the type of person who loves to snorkel then this is the perfect place to do your snorkeling. see for yourself it is like an aquarium beneath the ocean.

Thank AikenJoshAndrew
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This is about the 5th time I’ve been here. Each time I’ve enjoyed it so that says a lot. You have to pay for parking and entrance into the park. Bring your own goggles and fins or you can rent. As you come down the...More

Thank Brian M
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Amazing beach with clear water. Famous for snorkling. Entrance fee was $7.5 each person and there is a mandatory video watch before you can enter the beach. They should imprive the waiting line and the video schedule so people can take advantage of their time.

Thank Marco P
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I recommend going elsewhere. It's too busy and crowded. Also, I doubt the money meets the value. There's plenty of places to snorkel that are less populated.

Thank Orangiela
Reviewed yesterday

We did not actually visit this place as it shuts the gate when capacity is reached. Get there early if you want to see it as it is not very visible from the road.....

Thank 801JanB801
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Beautiful conserved bay for snorkeling. Reefs were close to shore and beautiful fishes so close to shore. Consider wearing long pants to prevent being scratched by reefs at shallow areas. Highly recommended!

Thank Gdr L
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Best snorkeling ever!! Waves are calm, tons of fish, Beach is nice too. Restrooms were clean. Recommend paying the fee for the trip up and down the hill to get there. Very steep.

Thank April W
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We travelled to Hanauama Bay as part of an organised tour. For $26 each, we were transported thereand back and had snorkelling gear supplied as well. The area is stunning with grassed areas as well as sand to lay back and relax. Lots of lovely...More

Thank Kaffy14
Reviewed yesterday

We LOVED Hanauma Bay! Highly recommend! Beautiful area to snorkel with lots of fish... great for the whole family! Get the snorkel gear with the purge valve; definitely worth the extra $!

Thank joecaraboys
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This beach is very well organized. There is a fee of $7+ to enter the beach area and it is well worth! The rich coral reef & wild lives at present just steps away. We were swimming with all kinds of fish & turtles in...More

Thank BKLCH1
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4 December 2017|
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Response from Julia R | Reviewed this property |
If you mean hiring gear, you can just hire the snorkels you use at the beach itself. You pay to get into the reserve and then watch a short movie about the reserve before you head down. There is not much shade so take some... More
3 December 2017|
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Response from bethieg1971 | Reviewed this property |
The rental costs varied depending on what you wanted. We bought our own at an ABC store and it was cheaper than any of the rentals we saw. The only thing to really consider is if the person or people need a mask that can... More
13 November 2017|
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Response from PearBananas | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, it was the busiest around 11-2, so before or after probably. The beach closed at 6 (it became dark around that time as well) when I was there so keep that in mind.