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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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save the sea life.

The sea life gets less and less as time goes on. Please apply your sunscreen at least an hour in advance, otherwise your snorkeling through an oil cloud. It also killing the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 28, 2015
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San Antonio, Texas
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Melbourne, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Viewing the bay from above is simply spectacular. The area truly is beautiful. However, once you walk down to the beach of the bay it is so crowded. In the water there are many people who are very weak swimmers standing on all of the coral. You must watch a video before entering the bay- however it is in English... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

The sea life gets less and less as time goes on. Please apply your sunscreen at least an hour in advance, otherwise your snorkeling through an oil cloud. It also killing the marine life. Please leave the cheese cans and peas in the car. It also is killing the marine life. Wear a t-shirt instead of sunscreen and enjoy.

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Three Rivers, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

We snorkeld here! Plenty to see! Beautiful fish, turtles, and all kinds of colorful coral. You will not be disappointed !

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

This was the best snorkeling site I have been to. Within twenty-five feet of the beach you start seeing fish and the coral is very pretty. The site shows you an instructional video before they allow you to go down the path to the beach. There is a bit of a walk to get to the beach or you can... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW via mobile

This place is beach heaven. It's quiet and clean and has great snorkeling. Highly recommend going at least once when in Oahu. Get there early as parking is limited!

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Albany, Georgia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Since the Bay became a state park it has recovered some, but the huge number of tourists is taking its toll on the reef. They do give a 9 minute intro to the park and reef before entering and most seem to follow the guidelines, bat there always a few seen standing on the reef, etc. The kids did have... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015 NEW

Hanauma Bay...what can I say. We've been here several times and always try and plan a day around spending 3-5 hours here. Great beach and great snorkeling for beginners on up. Workers have done a GREAT job preserving this bay. I remember coming here for the first time over 20 years ago and there was no admission fees. Now it... More 

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Kalispell, Montana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

This is a great place to take the kids snorkeling and it's beautiful as everyone has said. Here are a few tips to make your trip as enjoyable as ours. 1 - Get there early as the parking lot will fill up. By the time we were leaving at noon people were being turned away. 2 - Bring your own... More 

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Stillwater, Oklahoma
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

After watching a highly outdated informational film, visitors get to walk down the hill to the bay to snorkel and enjoy the beach. Despite it's aged images and format, the film does share important information and the volunteers have done a great job to preserve the area for future visitors. The water is much calmer than other areas around Oahu,... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

I liked the Clear water and less people if you get there before lunch. Disliked the tourists there just to take pictures and won't move or make room for paying patrons to move forward.

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