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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour
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A perfect snorkeling spot.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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Reviewed yesterday

Snorkling at Hanauma Bay is a MUST, when you visit Oahu. We go every year. In January, the water is a little cold, so rent a wet suit.

Thank Suepkid
Reviewed 2 days ago

If this was your first snorkelling experience, especially with children it would be absolutely amazing. The fish species we saw were varied and plentiful. We arrived at 7:30am and snorkelled to the the left hand side looking out, visibility was great. However as the hours...More

Thank krysialanigan
Reviewed 2 days ago

had a look at hanauma bay didn't get chance for a swim but beautiful views and a amazing beach to go swimming. When you think of Hawaii this is it. You can get here with the hop on and hop off bus

Thank woebetide
Reviewed 2 days ago

This bay is beautiful, wonderful reef and so many gorgeous fish. It was 4 years since my last trip here and it is so much more commercial now, if it keeps growing like this I would worry about it's future. I think the 'rangers' should...More

1  Thank Jonathan B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Googled and found there seem to be a lot of tours offered to Hanauma bay, with wide variation in price. Choose the cheapest as there really didn't seem to be much difference between them. Some may have 'better' gear including the full face masks if...More

Thank Phil M
Reviewed 3 days ago

Love snorkeling at Hanauma Bay but this time they didn't have the floatation aide which would have been helpful for the new ones in our group.

Thank mtmts710
Reviewed 3 days ago

always beautiful but cold water in the afternoon. can rent snokel gears but recommend to prepare your own.

Thank y-type
Reviewed 4 days ago

Come early to enjoy the views of the bay. Set your alarm and make sure you get there at early!!!! Keep in mind you don't have to swim right at 630am, just bundle up and nap on the beach. If you come later you'll get...More

Thank Jason Y
Reviewed 4 days ago

We had a driver take us to Hanauma Bay and pick us up 5 hours later. It was a gorgeous quiet beach. You can hire snorkles at the beach which is worth doing! They have a small shuttle service driving you up and down otherwise...More

1  Thank Carla110490
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Make sure to get there early! We needed to rent gear, and rentals don't open until 8. We were thankful we got there early. Crowds started really coming in around 9-10 AM. Beautiful beach, friendly staff, lots of amazing fish!!

1  Thank hanngraces
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moosie95628
December 3, 2017|
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Response from ScottHoag | Reviewed this property |
the young ones will get bitten by the fish so they may get scared out of their minds. it is uncomfortable for adults. find another area to snorkel with young ones. ask a cab driver. use uber to get a place to snorkel one... More
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MBS111
December 2, 2017|
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Response from bethieg1971 | Reviewed this property |
The rental costs varied depending on what you wanted. We bought our own at an ABC store and it was cheaper than any of the rentals we saw. The only thing to really consider is if the person or people need a mask that can... More
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November 12, 2017|
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Response from PearBananas | Reviewed this property |
When I was there, it was the busiest around 11-2, so before or after probably. The beach closed at 6 (it became dark around that time as well) when I was there so keep that in mind.
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