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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

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
Reviewed yesterday

beautiful beach with close in reefs and clear water where you can see the fish while wading. The surrounding scenery is just spectacular, beautiful spot.

Thank cockyconan
Reviewed 2 days ago

We headed here via the # 22 bus from Waikiki (thebus website has the times and stop locations and all day fare of $5 per person) which is about 1hr ride right to the door step. Best to try to get in early as it...More

Thank Allan K
Reviewed 2 days ago

Took an around island tour and stopped into Hanauma Bay for a visit. There is a charge to walk down to the beach, hire a snorkel and swim with the fish which we did not do due to time constraints.

Thank Rob G
Reviewed 2 days ago

The water is so clear you can see fish just standing. Most areas shallow enough for beginning snorkelers. The sunnier the better the earlier the better. A beautiful spot. Very special!

Thank Seacliff34
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

We had been here 20 years ago and it is even more beautiful than it was then. A very nice video, visitor center, available shuttle to and from the bay, and a nice picnic area. I have tried to snorkel several times before but was...More

Thank Annette F
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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.