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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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Walk to the far end to avoid crowds

both in and out of the water. I wish we had set up our towels here. I took a stroll after leaving the water and was shocked how few people were down there. AND there was much... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed yesterday
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Hudson River Valley, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

both in and out of the water. I wish we had set up our towels here. I took a stroll after leaving the water and was shocked how few people were down there. AND there was much more shade there too.

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Tampa Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Best snorkeling in the world. Mostly shallow (no deeper than 6 ft) but while snorkeling you can see as much sea life variety as you would scuba diving a reef at 50-60 feet. Since it’s so good it gets very crowded very quickly. Plan to arrive at 7 am or earlier (not sure exactly what time the park opens). This... More 

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Petersboro, Utah
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We loved every second here. You have to watch a short video and then it's down to the beach to relax or snorkel. We booked a tour (snorkel rental and transportation to and from our hotel) so we didn't have to worry about parking and I'm so glad we did. Definitely our favorite place we visited while on our vacation!

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Cowes, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Spent a lovely day here, you need to plan a day I would say. I took TheBus which ran hourly I think from Waikiki. There is also plenty of parking but it does get very busy so go early. You have to pay for the beach and watch a video about the preservation of the bay, which is clearly very... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

I wasn't quite sure what to think going into this and was nervous that it would make me feel claustrophobic but I ended up having amazing time. It would be hard to doing a large group, I stuck with one or two friends and it would also be hard to do with the little kids, but as a teenager it... More 

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Thank Abbey L
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It is a beautiful place. I like that they are working to keep it as natural as possible. They have everything you need to snorkel- no reason to book a guide just get there and enjoy

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california
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Park opens at 6 am. I arrived at 6:30 am and parking lot was half full. No parking or entrance fee if you arrive before 7 am. Lots of fish to see if you snorkel. Didn't see any turtles. Water was a little chilly. Visited in March

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Victoria, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Of all the places we visited in Hawaii this one was the most elusive to us. First a tour that included it fell through, then we waited two hours for a bus that wasn't showing up to take us and then out of nowhere a man came up to us and asked if that is where we wanted to go... More 

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Sydney
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Very beautiful and well maintained. Everyone who works here is always willing to help. You will need to know how to snorkel in order to enjoy...not for the very young children. The corals can be painful for your feet.

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Elkhart, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

While there are alot of cool fish, you have to be so careful and swim so shallow to avoid the coral, it is difficult. You have to pay $7.50 pp to go in then watch a 10 - 15 minute video about not feeding the fish and staying off the coral. Snorkel & fin rental down by the beach started... More 

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