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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Turtle Canyon Catamaran Snorkel Cruise

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Guaranteed sightings of sea turtles, plus a snorkeling tour and catamaran cruise, make this guided tour the ultimate Hawaiian experience. Choose from a morning tour or midday tour for whichever one fits your schedule best. Both options include the same stunning views and opportunities to spot wildlife such as turtles, dolphins, and whales in their natural environment.
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SageAdvice24 wrote a review Yesterday
San Diego, California50 contributions10 helpful votes
Thank goodness for the new reservation system. We’d heard about it the day we arrived to Honolulu and signed up immediately and slots were already limited. When we arrived, we didn’t feel stressed for our 9:30am appointment. Parking was barely half way full. We took the tram to and from the bay. Out of an abundance of caution, I rented a life jacket and it was suitable for snorkeling and not bulky. Unfortunately it feels like we went in not the best time because we hardly did see fish. The water was a bit colder that day, so maybe that explains it. Everyone was very nice and helpful and knowledgeable. The crowds were very well distributed. I felt safe the entire time. Highly recommend!
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Date of experience: April 2021
Ali4546 wrote a review May 11
38 contributions19 helpful votes
This place is absolutely breathtaking and was one of the highlights of my trips. They do reservations now which is accommodating. I would highly recommend this activity. Great for all ages and all different groups.
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Date of experience: May 2021
Brian from New York wrote a review May 9
Tijuana, Mexico50 contributions43 helpful votes
Got up 6AM to get family to the park for queuing ticket. Long queue of cars from 6:30AM. There are about 20 cars in front of us, but the time we got was 11:10AM already. We were told to come again 45 min before our entrance time We got back there at 10:30AM only to find we are required to standby next to a time check sign, where park staff only admits groups within 10 min of the time on the time card. So why asking us to return 45min prior to our entry time? We waited till 11:10AM to enter then with the oral presentation and video tour, we finally get to the bay around noon. The corals are way too shallow for snorkeling. Much less fish than I was there 15 years ago. It is impossible not to touch the coral despite the video asked for never touching anything. However the fish are swimming inside the shallow corals. Fish variety - much less than before. We went to Shark's Cove and saw herds of 100+ fish swimming together but not seeing anything like this in the bay. in total spent almost a day for the Huanauma Bay including coming to get queue number and then wait to get access and do 2 hours snorkeling. Not worthy of the time as there are so many attractions to see
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Date of experience: May 2021
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CJ112015 wrote a review May 5
Lexington, Massachusetts123 contributions27 helpful votes
Beautiful snorkeling spot but unfortunately the parking is not so beautiful AND vulnerable to thefts. Several lookout spots in the are have signs to leave no valuables in the car.We saw evidence of fresh smashed windows. There are more beautiful beaches which are safer.
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Date of experience: May 2021
Sibi1202 wrote a review May 3
3 contributions1 helpful vote
Loved it. Beautiful beach. Amazing snorkeling. Be there by 8am then you are good to get ticket to get in 2 hours later. You can spend the whole day there ...do bring snacks and a lot of water with you.
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Date of experience: April 2021