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Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
Phone Number: 808 396 4229
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A perfect snorkeling spot.

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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour

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One of the prettiest spots on earth

Any negative comments I have seen relate to the heavy human traffic that crowds the facility and comprises the reef. At the end of the day, you just can't deny people from seeing... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed yesterday
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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Overcast day and snorkeling equals bad sunburn, don't forget to use sunblock, I burned pretty badly on my back and shoulders. Next visit got some pure aloe Vera juice from the nice lady in the shop up the hill it's a perfect natural 100 percent sun block and she told us that the American soldiers use it. Lovely day snorkeling... More 

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Beit Shemesh, Israel
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13 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Any negative comments I have seen relate to the heavy human traffic that crowds the facility and comprises the reef. At the end of the day, you just can't deny people from seeing such an incredibly beautiful spot. The breathtaking beauty of the setting, the accessibility of the wildlife, and the design of the facility are all perfect. That said,... More 

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Pacific Coast Australia, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Was so way to get to -- to take two teenage grand-daughters for swimming and snorkling.It was so,easy to get there.p by bus.

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San Antonio, Texas
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Not being one for cold water I hesitated to dive in during my last trip last winter, but in August during the warmer weather and much warmer water plan to spend all day here, also plan to get here early as the limited parking fills up fast and your plans are shot. As like everything in Hawaii, there's a fee... More 

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Morrison, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

But still a beautiful as ever. It even costs to park! I know they are trying to keep the crowds down, but it's too bad. Used to be one of the greatest spots on Oahu to spend the day.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Better to go with an organized tour which include equipment rental. Runs about $22/pp which also includes hotel transport. Small lockers for $10 rental for shoes, sunglasses etc, don't bring too much.There are changing facilities in th bathrooms on the beach. Pay the $2 for the jitney up and down the steep walkway to the beach. Usually crowded.

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Beaver Dam, Wisconsin
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

Very nice we just looked at it. Did not use it.view was beautiful. We saw it on a circle island tour.

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Honolulu, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

As a local, I hardly ever go here, but a friend was in town and it's great for folks who don't live near the ocean. It's a great place to snorkel, but DO NOT step on the reef, even briefly. If you don't mind crowds, I would recommend going here once in your life.

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Jacksboro, Tennessee, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Amazing view. Have your best lens ready. There are many who snorkel here yet we went to the overlook and took pics.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

Hanuman Bay is one of the best entry level snorkel venues this side of Cozumel. There is one caveat though. It's wildly popular. We used to go at the crack of dawn and leave when the Mob appeared. Now the park opens later and you have to watch a film before entering the water. Find out what time they open... More 

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