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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

#6 of 328 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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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 2 days ago via mobile

A very popular place for visitors, parking is limited so get there EARLY! We arrived at about 7:30am and about 2 thirds of the car park was full! This place is very popular, there is a steep slope down to the beach but for $2.50/person...More

Thank Orinoco5452
Reviewed 2 days ago

Great place to spend a day. Get there early to get a good spot and to snorkel before the tides change.

Thank Leo S
Reviewed 2 days ago

A tropical "aquarium" you can explore to find a wide variety of sea life! Fish swim around you and clarity of water enables you to see a wide span in your view.

Thank debc353
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is an absolutely must go location! The coral reef is so close to the beach with densely populated fish! We went at 6am to secure a parking plot. In the morning the fish are very abundant. As the sun goes up we saw fewer...More

Thank Chandler Z
Reviewed 2 days ago

Breathtaking is all I can say. The water temps are warmer than Waikiki beach. There are lots of tropical fish so bring your underwater camera and snorkel gear! We didn't see any turtles while visiting this site but fish were very colorful. Plenty of room...More

Thank Rob M
Reviewed 2 days ago

This is such a great spot for snorkeling! You do have to pay to get in (I believe $7) and watch a short video before going down. The day we went it was a little windy and some bigger waves out over the reef. We...More

Thank Stacey H
Reviewed 3 days ago

Hanauma Bay is a beautiful place and worth a visit. If you go bring sunscreen and be aware that there isn't a lot of shade. There is a trolley that will take you up and down if you are unable to walk for $2.50. There...More

Thank Casey T
Reviewed 3 days ago

Great to spend a few hours snorkeling or just pretending to be a monk seal and lay on the beach to soak up the sun. More than likely the parking is full by the afternoon so get there early. Closes on Tuesdays in order to...More

Thank _clesste11
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The view from the top is simply beautiful..i can never get sick of looking at Hanauma Bay. We have gone here taking a van pool from Waikiki and provided us snorkel gear. This recent time we drove in on a weekday afternoon and had no...More

Thank lalamode
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

It took me 3 months of being on Oahu to venture here. I was really turned off on the crowds. After snorkeling all over the island, I can tell you this is the best you will get. Because of the bay, the water tends to...More

Thank tien b
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21 June 2017|
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Response from James215021 | Reviewed this property |
Open until 7PM every day except Tuesday's they're closed.
14 April 2017|
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Response from Stephen S | Reviewed this property |
Yes . No problem
14 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