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“Great snorkling!”

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour
Ranked #7 of 335 things to do in Honolulu
Certificate of Excellence
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Fee: Yes
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: A perfect snorkeling spot.
Reviewed July 26, 2013

This was one of the highlights of our trip so glad we went even if it is a tad commercial! You do have to pay to go there but it's not expensive. Get there early before the crowds do. Saw lots of amazing fish etc and a lovely beach.

Thank AucklandSueF
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Reviewed July 26, 2013

So I read a lot of awesome reviews for snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. It was pretty, and we say free roaming chickens and a lot of mongooses playing on the top side at the park. The day we went the water was really rough and made snorkeling a bit difficult. It was really crowded too. I just didn't think it was worth $7.50/person to get in plus the cost of renting the gear. Shark's Cove had much better snorkeling and no cost of admission.

Thank Imprayin4u
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

If you are into snorkelling then this the real deal so close to Honolulu. However, takes forever to park and get in. You have to watch a worthwhile video before you get onto the beach, and then it is very small and quite rough. Amenities are OK, but not great. No food or drink on the beach, but you can get stuff at the top of the trail down. Snorkel gear is cheap to hire and well run.

There is a trolley bus down to the beach if you have small kids or a stroller, but they charge.

Thank GrumpyOldTroll
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Reviewed July 25, 2013

Out of all the beaches I've been to, I spent more time in the water, as did most out party, than any other time in my life. Next time I'll bring an under water camera. Thankful my Sister had one. Well worth the fee. The Interpretation Centers were well done, and the staff were professionals and friendly. There was some food there, but I would bring your own or eat before you get there or after. The Jeep Tram is a good value for 2 bucks, saved us valuable beach time and my Mom in her 70's from walking back up that hill. Only thing missing was Elvis's Beach Hut. Aloha Hawaii.

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Reviewed July 24, 2013

Beautiful Bay with many visitors snorkeling. $7.50 for adults. Kids under 12 are free. Bring drinks and snacks ( none are there, except a few independent vendors). Bring your own snorkel gear from home. You can use it all over the island, not just here. Cheaper than renting.

Thank roomwithaview20
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