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“Expensive if you aren't local”

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour
Ranked #4 of 339 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 August 4, 2014

This is a great place for a novice snorkels, I have taken several family that had not otherwise snorkels, and were in fact very nervous. The beech is very protected against most swells, due to the double sets of barrier reefs leading into the bay. Good size and docile marine life is abundant in the preserve.

Costs $1 for parking and about $8 for each guest that isn't resident or military. Sorry

Thank Harold_Buchanan_II
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"entrance fee"
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

Amazing Bay , lots of fish and turtles that can be seen by snoorkling. Prices are OK , only default they dont have any Restaurant or Coffee Shop at the beach , so if you want to have a drink you have to get a trolley and come to top of Hill . Smoking is not allowed on the Beach

Thank SKI20142014
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Reviewed August 4, 2014

This is one of my favorite places in Oahu. The water is absolutely gorgeous. This is a great place for snorkelling. It is very family friendly, but it also tends to get crowded. We just chilled, spent time in the water, snorkelled. We brought our own picnic, and ate on the beach.

Thank savanhub .
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Reviewed August 3, 2014

We drove ourselves here. Arrived about 8.30am and managed to get a carpark. Didn't wait too long to pay or too long to watch the compulsory video before you could get down to the Bay. It was stunning but super crowded!! If you don't like crowds stay away. We enjoyed our visit here although we have seen better marine life elsewhere. We walked down to the Bay and on our return we paid approx $2.50 to get a ride up. Well worth it in the intense heat. Small fee approx $7.50 per person. We hired a mask and snorkel at the Bay.

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Reviewed August 3, 2014

Hanauma Bay is one place every visitor to Hawaii should go to. It's got to be one of the prettiest places on the island.

Thank Diedre_11
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