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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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Aquarium at my feet!

Go early. Parking lot fills up early. First day our family went we hiked a mile up hill because lot was full. Or can wait until later in afternoon. Fish of all colors, sizes... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 3, 2015
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Gray, Tennessee

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Gray, Tennessee
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Go early. Parking lot fills up early. First day our family went we hiked a mile up hill because lot was full. Or can wait until later in afternoon. Fish of all colors, sizes, and shapes. Our kids saw an eel eat a fish! Beautiful beach as well. There are no chairs or umbrella rentals so take your own, if... More 

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Fayetteville, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

A staple for the tourist to Oahu, this is your best chance to snorkel and see tropical fish without having to work for it. A wide natural reef is home to a few hundred species of fish and coral.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

This is the ace to go to snorkel. The fish are plentiful and of a great variety. We saw so many fish here. It was such an amazing experience!

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Bolivar, Missouri
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We went snorkeling here. There is a fee to get in....I think it was $7/person. You will have to watch a video about the coral reef and preserving it. I would recommend renting the snorkeling equipment. I think it was only about $10 for a mask and snorkel. We got to see many colorful fish. The sand is also very... More 

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Vancouver,BC
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Went here a couple of dozen times in the last 20 years. Would go again. Only now, you have to come in a bit earlier as you need to sit-in a seminar on sea-life and being environment friendly. Worth it though. the 20-30 min sessions is good for a full-year's visit. You can walk going down but I would suggest... More 

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

I love Haunama Bay my entire life. I highly recommend the experience. Go early, bring snacks and take lots of water.

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Texas
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

We arrived at 8am and luckily got a parking spot. It took us over an hour to get to the beach. We first stood in a long line just to pay. Then we had to wait 15 minutes before our scheduled safety film which was pointless. The bay is beautiful but it was such a hassle just getting to the... More 

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Wayne, PA.
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

The bay opens at 6am and we arrived at 6:25am. Parking lot was under half-full and not crowded. ( No traffic issues getting there from Waikiki, too) If you arrive before 7am it is free to park and free to get in and we were pleasantly surprised! We also did not have to watch the 10 minute video required which... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

Absolutely breathtaking, very affordable but it's better to go to the ABC store and buy a snorkel set than renting one. The only complaint is that there could be a snack bar on the beach level, everything else is.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

After visiting Hanauma Bay several times, I have found that the “right-side” has been the “clearest” to snorkel. It really depends where the waves are coming from as the waves do stir up the sands. On the day I visited, the right side was the best. Even an experienced tour operator took her small group to the “right-side.” After viewing... More 

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Address: Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825
Phone Number: 808 396 4229
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu

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