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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour
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USD 139.00*
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Tour of North Shore and Hanauma Bay
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USD 124.61*
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Ultimate Circle Island Adventure with Waimea Waterfall
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A perfect snorkeling spot.
  • Excellent65%
  • Very good23%
  • Average9%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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“beautiful bay” (302 reviews)
“snorkel gear” (565 reviews)
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
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+1 808-396-4229
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"beautiful bay"
in 302 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 238 reviews
"snorkel gear"
in 565 reviews
"on tuesdays"
in 271 reviews
"coral reef"
in 233 reviews
"beautiful fish"
in 324 reviews
"low tide"
in 118 reviews
"short video"
in 231 reviews
"underwater camera"
in 199 reviews
"shallow water"
in 153 reviews
"entrance fee"
in 300 reviews
"sea life"
in 379 reviews
"parking lot was full"
in 117 reviews
"small fee"
in 159 reviews
"parking spot"
in 137 reviews
"arrive early"
in 211 reviews
"nice beach"
in 167 reviews
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Reviewed today

We went for half a day tour. Could have spent a whole day. Lots of fish and the odd turtle. Steep walk downhill but there is a ride back up the hill for a small fee. No food shops down in the bay but there...More

Thank judiclark
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Reviewed today

You can snorkel of view the bay from the top. Please do both. There is a picnic area, small parking lot and the bus take you there. Just a few miles from the beach.

Thank sage97
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Reviewed today

We had the best time! We swam with turtles and a seal. We also had a shuttle pick us up and drop us off witch made life so much easier! Do it

Thank Katie H
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I really like this place, you can see fishes in nearshore which is amazing. There was even a seal on the beach! You have to attend the orientation before you walk down to the beach. I hope that more people can be aware of their...More

Thank Chiawei L
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Reviewed today

Fantastic marine life, sooooo many fish!! If you like snorkelling, this is a must do. My friend did snorkelling for the first time here and she fell in love with the experience.

Thank natarsha_adams
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Reviewed today

we booked this trip through our hotel at the time and went by van to the bay and snorkelled and enjoyed great company. You had to see a movie for a few minutes before going in . Make sure to take snacks though as at...More

Thank alfa335
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Reviewed yesterday

Go in the morning to avoid the crowds. You must attend a safety meeting before you're allowed on the beach but it's only about 10 minutes. I recommend taking the shuttle down and back up since it's a very steep climb. Life guards are on...More

Thank Irene B
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Upon recommendation, we arrived at 7am only to find the parking lot almost completely full. I thought I had read that it was a flat fee per car, but it is now $7.50 per person. Still reasonable but just be prepared. We only brought towels...More

Thank Sunrize12
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Reviewed yesterday

The first thing they do is show a movie and you see so many fish and clear water. But then when we got to the water it was full if strong currents and undertows. Water was not clear, Coral was all dead. Saw maybe 10-12...More

Thank Seattle60Gary
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Reviewed yesterday

if you are stopping just to take photos you are allowed 20 minutes in the car park otherwise there is a public car park where you can park, just be early. There is public transport from Waikiki too. You have to pay 7.50$ and watch...More

Thank nemesis69
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sportsmomcubed
16 June 2018|
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Response from Mark H | Reviewed this property |
Well as of the last trip,2014 , it seemed easy. We used UBER two or three times. Hanauma Bay is very popular. I'd call ahead of time .
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Nick S
2 June 2018|
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Response from Vini Vidi V | Reviewed this property |
Yes $10 for small wallet purse $12 for backpack
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qwertyjess
31 May 2018|
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Response from Fetricia | Reviewed this property |
I would just uber it. Bus is too hard because you still have to walk good 30-40 mins from the gate of entrance til the beach. Entry cost US$7.50
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