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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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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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“snorkel gear” (549 reviews)
“on tuesdays” (256 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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+1 808-396-4229
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"great place to snorkel"
in 228 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 549 reviews
"on tuesdays"
in 256 reviews
"minute video"
in 287 reviews
"coral reef"
in 220 reviews
"beautiful fish"
in 314 reviews
"low tide"
in 115 reviews
"underwater camera"
in 196 reviews
"shallow water"
in 145 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 289 reviews
"sea life"
in 372 reviews
"parking lot was full"
in 110 reviews
"small fee"
in 158 reviews
"beautiful beach"
in 326 reviews
"arrive early"
in 205 reviews
"early in the morning"
in 222 reviews
"north shore"
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Reviewed yesterday

We arrived at 7:45 we did get a parking spot we were very happy. The snorkelling was amazing and the water was so blue. Lots of beautiful fish bring some extra money for the ride up the hill $1.50 very worth the money Very entertaining...More

Thank saskatchewanRegina
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Reviewed yesterday

It can get crowded & parking lot is full by 11am some days, but there are several complete roundtrip van excursions for $25-35 (includes scuba gear). Nice beach, great views, and plenty of fish to see in as shallow as 4'deep water. Note; Closed on...More

Thank Ted C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a last minute decision and we should have been more prepared. We took the bus from the beach and the ride was long, although sightseeing a plus. (Buy all day Bus pass for $5, will need a transfer from Hawaiian Village). Bring your...More

1  Thank annevt30
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Reviewed yesterday

A stunning beach and highly accessible for less-experienced snorkellers. A few tips: snorkel hire is cheaper in Waikiki; they only accept Visa; the 22 bus service was compromised and therefore over-crowded due to limited services on the weekday I visited - an operator-recommended scenic alternative...More

Thank Peter243668
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

As highly recommend this time was not as good as a few years ago due to the extreme wet weather. Fish were not visible to due murky cloudy rough waves in water. This was due to rough wet weather the Islands have experienced unfortunately. However...More

Thank Nicole B
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Still very good snorkeling, but too many people. You have to view a video on the rules, and they state MANY times, do not walk on the reef or rocks, only sand. So what do many people do? They walk on the rocks and reef.

1  Thank Pinecone-sw
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Great spot, easy to drive from Waikiki. We arrived about 10.30 am and waited over half an hour in the entry line, there was no shade and with a young child it was almost unbearable then to have to line up again to view the...More

Thank Wellington21
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Amazing place to visit to go snorkeling. It's closed on Tuesday's though, so keep that in mind. Perfect for a family

Thank Johnny W
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Fantastic beach offering great views, good snorkeling, gift shop, and restrooms. The beach is at the bottom of a crater. There is a tram for fee to travel up and/or down the trail ($1.50 each way or $2.50 all day). This is a popular place;...More

Thank CaptainTHEMack
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Reviewed 3 days ago

i never been to the best beach in my life ... until i went to Hanauma bay and thanks to discover Hawaii tours i went other place i felt like i was home thank you discover Hawaii tours

1  Thank ciarabello
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arttchr
24 February 2018|
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Response from timruffini | Reviewed this property |
Best choice is to park somewhere else and walk in. Our experience, was that once it was full, it was full until late in the afternoon....there is no way to circle and wait for a spot...the entrance to the park is on a... More
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moosie95628
4 December 2017|
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Response from ScottHoag | Reviewed this property |
the young ones will get bitten by the fish so they may get scared out of their minds. it is uncomfortable for adults. find another area to snorkel with young ones. ask a cab driver. use uber to get a place to snorkel one... More
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MBS111
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
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