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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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A perfect snorkeling spot.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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All reviews beautiful bay great place to snorkel snorkel gear on tuesdays coral reef beautiful fish low tide short video underwater camera entrance fee shallow water sea life parking lot was full small fee parking spot arrive early nice beach
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Reviewed yesterday

This place is beautiful, we drove and went early so we could park. There is a fee for this Nature Reserve. The is a small museum which is interesting and a movie which all have to watch. There is a shuttle available to go down...More

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Runi58
Reviewed 2 days ago

try to get there early as it does become crowded, great snorkelling, fish are happy to swim around near you

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank Lyn B
Reviewed 2 days ago

Affordable offshore snorkeling! Parking can be a hassle so you either need to arrive super early or wait until later in the afternoon (after the morning crowed is gone). Plan to spend a few hours here as there are multiple reefs to check out.

Date of experience: November 2018
Thank imKatieK
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

A beautiful place to visit. Especially for snorkeling. One picturesque view that is unforgettable. I would recommed this place to anyone.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank ravananun
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

If you go here on a sunny day you will be rewarded by the most beautiful tropical fish and green sea turtles. Such a magical experience. Thanks to other reviewers for the recommendation to get there early. We arrived at about 8.15 and had no...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank JSaddo
Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

My son and I went snorkeling at Hanauma. The reef was great but the water was murky so low visibility. Beautiful beach with long walk down the but trans are available.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank David W
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Well worth the $1 parking and $7.50 park entrance fee, pick your equipment package and enjoy the sea life.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank RussMatteo
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Easy half day trip out of Waikiki. One of the most beautiful locations in all of Hawaii. We got a $25 pick up at our hotel with snorkel rental and were super pleased.

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank 380hollyh
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

To begin, this beautiful Bay is filled with a large variety of fish with breathtaking scenery. The water is warm and deep blue accompanied with a Sandy Beach. They make sure everyone there has a general knowledge of what not to do on the Reef...More

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank J-Fran106
Reviewed 5 days ago

You don't even need to snorkel or scuba to see fish here. Simply swimming will let you see a LOT and if you don't swim, where else can you walk in the water and still see the fish?

Date of experience: December 2018
Thank Berkeleyalan
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16 December 2018|
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Response from samhart19 | Reviewed this property |
we went as part as another companies snorkelling package. You have to get there under your own steam....public transportation, taxi for example
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Response from TravellingGs | Reviewed this property |
We left our phones and wallets in our backpack on the beach and felt very safe.