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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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We were recommended by friend to snorkel here. We arrived after lunch. We brought our own snorkel gears. With family of four, we all had very fun time here. The wave was calm... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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Chicago, Illinois, United States
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35 reviews 35 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

We were recommended by friend to snorkel here. We arrived after lunch. We brought our own snorkel gears. With family of four, we all had very fun time here. The wave was calm. You feel very safe to snorkel here. We saw lots of beautiful reef and fishes. Kids loved it as well. It is very relaxing and exciting to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

Great snorkeling for the whole family. Lots of fish and lots of variety. Go early in the morning, or early afternoon, else you will be waiting to get in.

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Prince George, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Hanauma Bay is absolutely beautiful and a must see if on Oahu! If staying on Waikiki, it's much more affordable to take a shuttle or the bus instead of a taxi. We booked the shuttle service found on their website, and it was well worth it! it was approx $22 per person including snorkel rental, transport and instruction - great... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

cool spot. Go early! We took a van from Waikiki at 6AM. You can set up and don't have to pay. You only have to watch a brief safety video. Bring snorkeling gear, sunscreen, extra towels, and a change of clothes. Section ! has all you need to see. It is dangerous! A couple drowned the week before, and apparently... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

Loved the snorkeling and the top of the hill but the walk down and up the hill was worth it but a hot walk in the sun. Parking lot was full so had to come back twice to park on different days but worth it! Saw the Taxi tours and didn't thing they looked very attractive

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Toronto, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I spent an afternoon at this beach and loved it. Safe swim in the shallow water, and some reef to snorkel. There is a very long walk you can do on the left side of the lifeguard tower, go all the way down to the end, then turn left and go around and back and you'll discover an amazing water... More 

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Redmond, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

Be sure to bring cash, because they require 1$ for parking and they only take cash! Once you get through the required video and pay your $7.50 entrance fee per person, the beach is nice. But, you should really only go if you are planning to snorkel. The reef is a protected area and there are LOTS of things to... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

As I read other reviews, I was not taken with this site as much as others were. It depends on why you are visiting Hanauma Bay. Viewing the bay from above is beautiful; it's lovely and if you take people out of the picture, it's the epitome of a tropical beach and bay. I went for the snorkeling and found... More 

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Atlanta, GA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

This protected bay provided an amazing snorkeling experience. There is a beach so bring your chairs and sandy shallow water in areas so the non snorkeling little ones can frolic. There is a bit of shade near the grassy area but stake your spot early for this. Arrive early (6am if possible!) as parking fills up. There is a short... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015 NEW

I liked this place, and i am very experienced with snorkeling. I was a bit taken aback by how shallow over the coral we got. it kind of distracted me from enjoying the place because i did NOT want to touch anything. it isnt the preserves fault, it just is the way that it is.

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