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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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Type: Beaches, Bodies of water, Nature & wildlife areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Snorkeling
Fee: Yes
Owner description: A perfect snorkeling spot.
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Type: Beaches, Bodies of water, Nature & wildlife areas, State Parks, Nature & Parks, Outdoor Activities
Activities: Snorkeling
Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A perfect snorkeling spot.
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Eau Claire, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

This was my first time snorkeling. The water was perfect and the fish where amazing. I would recommend going right away in the morning to beat the crowds. I would have went back if we had more time during our vacation

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Wollongong, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

cant believe how damaged the area is and how comercialized it is for little return and there are much better places to visit than this one

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New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

Hawaii has some beautiful bays to visit and explore. We found Hanauma Bay to be awe inspiring, and absolutely picture perfect. This place is stunning, and your pictures of Hanauma Bay will glean oooooohhhhs and ahhhhhhhs from relatives and friends who see your pictures. This is a definite must do!!! Pack a lunch and enjoy the day and sights.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I when here the end of Feb, I brought my friend who have never snorkeling and hate face into the ocean. At first time she couldn't even stop her breath and in the the ocean till she so too many colorful fish in the this bay. Their are so many fishes that I couldn't count, they are so natural calm.... More 

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Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015 NEW

A really beautiful place, and enjoyable for the whole family. Excellent snorkeling and really a must-see if you are visiting Honolulu. It gets really busy though and we visited on a weekday, I can only imagine how it must be on weekends.

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Mooloolaba, Australia
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Unfortunately, this beach costs $7.50USD for entry, then you must watch a 15 minute video on how you must behave at the beach (all common sense really - except their video states not to stand on or near the coral as it will damage the sealife - IT WILL ALSO SLICE YOUR FOOT OPEN!). Please note that there is often... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

Check the hours, but Hanauma Bay is currently closed on Tuesdays. Arrive early (before 9 a.m.) or they can close the park to visitors. Bring snacks, pay for the tram (only $2 roundtrip), you must snorkel so don't think "I'll just go in the water." If you don't snorkel, you're nuts! Respect the beauty and enjoy!

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Eganville, Ontario, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2015 NEW

We were advised to visit Hanauma Bay while we were vacationing in Oahu. The bay is a nature preserve and costs $7.50 per person for entry (plus $1 for parking). A short (but steep) walk down to the beach can be avoided by taking the tram ($1 down, $1.25 up). Take your snorkeling gear. There is an amazing variety of... More 

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Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Look at an aerial photo of the bay. See all that dark stuff in the water? That’s coral. Where there’s live coral, there are fish and other marine life. The sheer size of the coral reef gives you an idea of how fabulous the snorkeling is here. When I was there, in February 2015, I saw over 20 varieties of... More 

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Baroda, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 26, 2015 NEW

We came here last year in April and had to come again in February. Make sure u r here by 8:30 or you might not get in. When parking lot fills they shut the gate. They r closed 1 day a week so make sure to do your research b4 u come. My favorite spot snorkeling this time was on... More 

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