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“The coral and reef life destruction is evident”

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Ranked #4 of 352 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 January 4, 2018 via mobile

I used to go there in the seventies and it was wall-to-wall fish. I was always scared that I would bump into them. I was so excited to go back because I had so many fond memories. I only had an hour to snorkel and it was more than enough time because there really wasn't much Reef life. The view of the beach and the educational video is great but if you're looking for great snorkeling I wouldn't go there

Thank wanderlustforever21
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"beautiful bay"
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"great place to snorkel"
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"snorkel gear"
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"on tuesdays"
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"mandatory video"
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"coral reef"
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"beautiful fish"
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"low tide"
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"short video"
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"underwater camera"
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"shallow water"
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"sea life"
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"entrance fee"
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"parking lot was full"
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"small fee"
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Reviewed January 4, 2018

We took a scuba package that picked us up at the hotel and provided equipment. Exceptional views from the beach and above. Small store and food available (food prices high). Bring water and plan to spend a half a day.

Thank nancydto
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

Book a tour with a guide to take yoy snorkelling if you are a beginner. So much to see. Best snorkelling on Oahu

Thank BikkyB
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

This bay is absolutely stunning. The fish and other sea creatures we saw were amazing. Just a heads up that parking is very limited. If you get there by 8:00 you are too late and will have to park on a side street that is about 10 mins walk up hill to the Bay. It’s a scenic walk. When you enter the Bay you have another 10 mins walk downhill to get to the bay. They do offer a shuttle down to the bay for $1.25. Overall it’s worth going especially if you enjoy snorkeling.

Thank Sarah A
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Reviewed January 3, 2018 via mobile

If you think sunrise is beautiful you need to see the fish. I have been diving and snorkeling for more than 30 years and have never seen this many fish, most very colorful. Great place for beginners.

Thank Emmasjimmybear
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