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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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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

This is a great spot to snorkel and see amazing fish if staying in Waikiki. You can uber it out and back or take many tour options for like $16.95 each incl snorkel gear. Snorkel hire at the site is $20, and you can get...More

Thank janellep60
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We arrived at Hanauma Bay at 7 am (opening time). The parking lot was already very full but it didn't seem super busy yet. We paid $15 for 2 adults and the kids were free. We watched a short orientation video and headed down to...More

Thank Andrea M
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

Parking can be crowded so it is best to go early. After paying a $7.50 entry fee you are required to watch a nine minute movie which details the ecosystem of the bay. It is a steep walk down to the park but they do...More

Thank Ron D
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We went via bus from waikiki. The setting is very beautiful. However it took an hour from the time we arrived at the bay before we got to the beach. We had to queue to pay to enter then wait for the nature briefing. All...More

Thank smg38
Reviewed 3 days ago

An attraction our tour guide stopped at. He told us it the beach Elvis Presley filmed "Blue Hawaii".

Thank Colleen W
Reviewed 3 days ago

A beautiful secluded spot to snorkel. Lots of variety of fish adn clear water. Easily accessed by car or bus. Parking only $1 and entry is $7.50. Don't take a tour there unless you don't have snorkel gear and your own ride. If you have...More

Thank Maryann P
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

This attraction is a must do whenever you visit the island of Oahu. It is a snorkelers heaven. A protected fish sanctuary open daily, however, there is an entrance fee. Arrive early as it it very popular and only a limited number of cars are...More

Thank Marty L
Reviewed 3 days ago

Please do you, your family, your loved one a favor, and take them here! The best snorkeling in the world! Clear water, abundant fish, reefs upon reefs upon reefs!

Thank Kathryn N
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

My daughter and husband took their children (10 & 7) and their cousin (15) They had a fabulous day swimming and snorkeling with each other seeing the fish and being so close to them,is something they will never forget.

Thank Anne-Maree G
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Hanauma Bay is a breathtaking natural preserve. The total experience is affordable and unique. Though a bit time consumptive, we found it certainly with the time. 1. When the parking lot is filled, rangers prevent cars from entering. Please know though that as cars leave,...More

1  Thank BradMOTraveler
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13 September 2017|
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Response from Dzny | Reviewed this property |
Not really open at sunset...sorry
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