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Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
Phone Number: 808 396 4229
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
Activities: Snorkeling
Description: A perfect snorkeling spot.
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Tons of fish and turtles!

We almost skipped it because we had heard about people irritated about the 9 minute video and murky water, but some locals told us not to miss it. We got turned away the first... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed September 3, 2015
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Myrtle Beach, South Carolina, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

The parking at Hanauma Bay is limited, so if you don't get there early (Around 8am) you will find a closed parking lot. So, we found a tour, which is really nothing more than transportation that provides snorkels. Be ready for a couple of things. It takes longer to get in than you think. The line just to buy tickets... More 

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New York City, New York
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

We almost skipped it because we had heard about people irritated about the 9 minute video and murky water, but some locals told us not to miss it. We got turned away the first day due to crowds when we showed up at 9. When we went back it was 7 and there were very few other people, which was... More 

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El Cajon, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Great way to spend some time under water!. My favorite place on Oahu...great place to learn to dive or enjoyment for the most experienced divers.

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Amelia Island, Florida
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

I was born and raised in Hawaii and went here all the time as a kid. It was a free park and you could drive down to the beach area. Went to visit for the first time in 20 plus years and now you have to pay to get in and walk or take the trolley to the beach. Ok,... More 

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Kanata, Ontario
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

Others are right...you have to go early or late or there won't be parking. The first day I went at 7:30 a.m. I enjoyed it so much I wanted to go again, but the next day at 9:30 a.m., there was no parking. Lots of fish to see and quite shallow...I didn't even need the fins, thought they were a... More 

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Melbourne, Australia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2015 NEW

This is my second time visiting (took my parents back this time at their request), yes it is a beautiful view with good swimming and average snorkelling. The coral is unfortunately ruined (despite their best preservation efforts). There are still some fish, but the coral is grey and the water has been very cloudy both times I visited. For me... More 

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New Jersey
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

This place was beautiful! The view from the top of the mountain is stunning! All the grayish brown that can be seen from far in the water, is the reef! For the first time in my life, I went there to SNORKEL with a snorkeling tour (forgot the name), they provided transportation to and from our hotel, and all the... More 

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Regina, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Amazing snorkelling. Saw so many types and amounts of fish. Get here early though, as even first thing it is busy. Expect to line up to get in, and there is a mandatory 10 minute film you have to watch. Bring water and snacks as there is not much there. You have to do down a hill to get to... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Besides the fact that I almost drowned here, a beautiful place to snorkel! Watch those rip tides!! Take a guided tour and they will provide your snorkel gear. Don't forget your underwater camera.

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Montreal
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

Just 7.50$ per person and 1$ to park. Snack bar on site, and you can rent all you need to have a great snorkeling experience. Huge fish and huge variety. Stunning views from above. Definitely worth it.

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