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Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

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Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

Where is the best snorkeling in Oahu/Honolulu/Waikiki besides Hanauma Bay? Is Snorkel Bob's 4 hour tour worth the $90? Any other suggestions for areas to do your own snorkeling, for beginners?

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1. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

Don't know about the tour, but I would suggest San Souci, Ko Olina lagoon, Sharks Cove.

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2. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

Have you ever tried snorkeling in KO Olina lagoons? I would not recommend it. If you're staying there, fine; but I would not make a special trip to the lagoons for snorkeling.

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3. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

If you're going in summer I'd recommend the North Shore, especially Three Tables or Shark's Cove.

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4. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

Is that the trip to the Kaneohe Sand Bar? Personally I don't consider the Sand Bar that good for snorkeling. It is a fun experience though and I always envy the people on the boat with the burgers since I would be on a sea kayak eating a sandwich while smelling the wonderful greasy smell of a burger grilling.

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5. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

Aloha,

I wish I knew when you were coming. The summer waves impact the snorkling on the south side.

The winter swells the north.

Great areas from above

Good place in Waikiki is from the Kapahulu groin to the Natatorium and beyond.

Have a great trip

Aloha

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6. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

I'll be in Waikiki Dec 3-15.

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7. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

Aloha,

The Waikiki shoreline conservation area would be perfect for you.

Shallow, lots of coral heads and a good assortment of fish.

It is a protected area, so no fisherman.

Always a good idea to snorkle a resonable distance from a fishermen if he was there first

Hope you see a lot of fish

Aloha

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8. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

Where is the Waikiki shoreline conservation area? In front of which hotel?

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9. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

Aloha,

It is located in front of the Honolulu Zoo , the corner of Kapahulu Ave. and Kalaukaua Ave. and ends up at the Honolulu Aquarium area.

This area is protected at all times and is lifeguarded also.

Enjoy your stay

Aloha

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10. Re: Best snorkeling in Oahu, aside from Hanauma Bay?

We have regularly enjoyed snorkeling at Sharks Cove on the North Shore.