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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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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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100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, 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"
in 153 reviews
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Hawaii is full of tourists and Hanauma Bay is a very popular place meaning you have to go early before it gets full; I believe it opens at 7am. We got there right before 8am. They have you watch a video before they let you...More

Thank Brenda H
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Reviewed yesterday

We tried to visit in the morning around 9AM on Friday and could not get in because parking lot was full. There was no near by parking so we had to try again later 3 and realized that they close at 6pm (need to leave...More

Thank Leo G
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We visited for the snorkeling and were not disappointed- saw schools of multiple varieties of fish and even spotted a sea turtle! There were even lots of mongeese and stray kittens roaming around the grounds to the delight of kids around us. The beach can...More

Thank DrMrsBroughton
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

This was a very fun experience! I learned a lot about marine life in the video they have everybody watch prior to getting in the water.

Thank Jonny N
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were on a coast line tour & were brought by the tour guide to this beautiful beach. Love the bluish clear water .Just hope will have the chance to do some sea activities the next time visit this beautiful beach

Thank Jesslyn C
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

My husband and I recently started snorkeling, and Hanauma Bay was the perfect place for us to explore what lies beneath the water! It was $1.00 per car to enter the parking area and $7.50 per person to enter the Nature Preserve. Once you entered...More

Thank KenzMartin
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Love snorkeling here. Family of five with three teens, their fist time snorkeling. Recommend going early as it gets crowded fast. Easy to snorkel in the bay, fish are in abundance. just beautiful.

Thank Bob A
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Similar to some of the tips/reviews below, this is a beautiful place to snorkel. It is very popular so come early! We came here very early (~7-8 am) on a Wednesday after hitting some unexpected traffic. There was still parking spots available but already so...More

Thank ladychelle
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

When I went here first, it was free to enter, and you could take in a bag of stale bread to feed the fish who would swarm around you. But these days you cannot feed the fish anymore. National Parks people have made the Bay...More

Thank onero
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Reviewed 3 days ago

The park requires you to watch a nine-minute video about the ecology of the bay before you can go play, and after that it's all warm water, coral, and brightly colored fish. This place gets crowded so go as early in the morning as possible....More

Thank IndySusan
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moosie95628
3 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
2 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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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.
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