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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
Phone Number: 808 396 4229
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Ranked #58 of 401 Activities in Honolulu
Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A perfect snorkeling spot.
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Type: Beaches, Nature/ Wildlife Areas, State Parks, Bodies of Water, Outdoor Activities, Nature & Parks
Activities: Snorkeling
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A perfect snorkeling spot.
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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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17 reviews 17 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

Love this place. even when there is what seems like a lot of people there you can always find a space to feel like there is not. If you have ID to prove you are local you can get in for free however the price is still pretty low considering that they are taking care of such a protected area... More 

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New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Go EARLY!! If you go early, there are fewer people and you can see the fish very well. We went with Ike's Tours and he does a great job.

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North Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

I was there 20 years ago. Its way better now. They ho the extra mile to ensure the protection of the fish and wildlife. It was a long weekend and parking was no problem. We found a spot in the shade and enjoyed ourselves immensely!!! A MUST GO!

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Brisbane, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

Crowded, pricey, snorkeling is horrible. Don't waste your time or money on this one. Respect nature and go find a nice place off the beaten track. Keep it clean and beautiful.

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Candle Lake, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

We took this excursion as my husband really wanted the up close snorkelling adventure in calm waters! He was very disappointed! Did not see much of anything! The bay itself is beautiful, but this is a very busy attraction! Probably would not return on another trip.

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Sydney
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW

This was one of the highlights of our trip to Oahu. We got there at around 8.30 am and spent most of our time in the water marvelling at the fish life. You can take food to eat at the Bay, but there is nowhere to buy food on the beach. There is a cafe at the entrance if you... More 

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Rochester, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 8:15 am and got through the video by 8:45 and walked down to the bay. We snorkeled for 2 1/2 hours. This was the best location we found to see big colorful fish. To get to the bay it's $7.50 per person and $1 for parking. You will need to watch a 10 minute video, but you... More 

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Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

It was ok. Maybe I expected too much with all the hype. It was overcrowded, and everything was expensive. If you are looking for plenty of colour and soft corals, maybe not the place to visit.

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Minneapolis
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015 NEW

You can just wade in and see fish without even putting on a mask! The beach is beautiful. I recommend taking the shuttle down and up from the beach. It's a steep climb.

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Fargo, North Dakota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Do not miss this! We were completely blown away by how amazing the snorkeling was. So amazed in fact that we cancelled our plans for the next day and went back!

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