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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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As I didn't rent a car , I went by bus (almost 45 minutes from Waikiki). To go back I had to run to take the last bus leaving at 05:25 p.m. but it doesn't matter, the beach was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 30, 2015
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015 NEW

As I didn't rent a car , I went by bus (almost 45 minutes from Waikiki). To go back I had to run to take the last bus leaving at 05:25 p.m. but it doesn't matter, the beach was closing at the same time and I couldn't stay longer in any case. I hoped to have more space to swim... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

The most beautiful place! A must do! Snorkeling was amazing in the crystal blue water. kids of all ages will enjoy we had children ages 9 down to 1yr and all had a great time.

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Cedar Rapids, Iowa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

At first, we were frustrated by the need to watch a video prior to entering the park. However, after getting to the beach and experiencing was Hanuamu Bay has to offer, it was well worth the wait and very founded. This is such a great place to snorkel (especially beginners) because you will be guaranteed to see a variety of... More 

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Roanoke, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW via mobile

Beautiful drive along the ocean and spectacular views of Oahu. Enough cannot be said for how pretty it is here. You must experience it! High waves splashing up on the volcanic rock, and marsh land that was once all ocean. Just gorgeous views everywhere. Do not miss !

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laval,quebec
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Loved this place. Bring some good snorkeling equipement , otherwise you will have to rent and i'm not sure on the prices.I had bought a mask/tube at the abc Store and regretted it afterwards. It was cheap and couldn't see anything. Thank goodness a really nice life guard was able to lend me some of his equipement and I was... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

Spectacular bay that offers tremendous snorkeling opportunities. We arrived at 8 am and paid the $1 parking fee (refunded if you leave within 15 minutes after walking to the scenic overlook). The entry fee was $7.50 per person and , after viewing a required video (greatly appreciated instruction on preserving the beauty of the reef and nature preserve), we walked... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

I am not an early bird but this is one place worth getting up early for.... come when the park opens first thing in the morning and enjoy the serenity of this nature preserve. I have been coming here for 20 years when visiting Oahu. My aunt and uncle were in a group of octagenarian snorkelers who would meet here... More 

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Folsom, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

It's really true what everyone else says: the earlier you get here, the better! We took the earliest bus that comes here and we arrived around 8:30 a.m., in a packed bus. We got in line to view a movie first, then walked down to the bay, where we were met with beautiful blue, green and turquose waters. The view... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 NEW

They need to close it off to every one. It is a tomb of what it was in the day. The coral reefs are dead here. Much of the original reefs are gone, dead rocks of an once great place. Islanders mismanagement and greed for tourist many desacrated this once beautiful place. Again close this bay and let it be.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015 NEW

My oversight. Never thought that a beach would be closed on a certain day of the week. Planned to go out to Hanauma Bay to do some snorkeling... Only to discover that it is actually closed on TUESDAY'S!

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