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Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Drive, ueber Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
Phone Number: +1 808-396-4229
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Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Fee: Yes
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A perfect snorkeling spot.

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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour

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Best snorkeling.

We took a city bus (The Bus - Rte 22) from our hotel in Waikiki ($2.50 exact change) to Hanauma Bay, about a 40 minute ride. The bay is gorgeous. $7.50 fee & 10 minute film. 5... read more

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed today NEW

We took a city bus (The Bus - Rte 22) from our hotel in Waikiki ($2.50 exact change) to Hanauma Bay, about a 40 minute ride. The bay is gorgeous. $7.50 fee & 10 minute film. 5 min walk down to beach. Tram available for $1.25 each way. Restrooms, freshwater showers, snorkeling gear rental available. Lockers $8-10 small/ 'large'. Water... More 

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Bristol, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Definitely a pristine location on O'ahu and worth the early trip to make it through the gates before the crowds try to arrive. But, if you arrive when the gates open, just be aware that the snorkel rental doesn't open until 08:00. So, if you wish to snorkel before 08:00, I would recommend that you bring your own set of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

We went to Hanauma Bay when the surf and winds were higher than normal. The best part was the cove is protected from the wind so even on a cloudy day the wind isn't a real factor. The snorkeling was good, the coral runs all the way to shore in some parts so getting in and out might be a... More 

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Copperas Cove, Texas
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

nice secluded area but you got to pay ($7) each to use the beach and it's a buck to just enter with a car

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Thank Rocknrollheart
DC metro area
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Spent several sunny hours lazing about and snorkeling at Haunama. Tourist spot - yes - but I and my friends (who are locals) had a wonderful time. Wide sandy beach and gentle waves, perfect for swimming and exploring. Outdoor shower area to rinse off. Info stand where you can learn about marine life. Can rent snorkel gear (although I rented... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

We went on quite a windy day on a blue line double decker open air bus, it started to rain and our driver gave us plastic ponchos. We were all laughing through the wind, rain and it was also hot. We were soon dry and visited the blow hole and then went to Hanauma bay and it was just beautiful.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Pack your flippers and snorkel or rent there, i spent an hour swimming and filming thousands of fish swirling around me and swimming with me! My feelings- the most astonishing joyful experience of my life, beat diving the great barrier reef and I am an Aussie!

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Thank Janine W
Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This is one of the most beautiful places in the world to snorkel! I recommend going on your own instead of booking with a touring company. Lots of fish variety. The water is fairly clear, but not the clearest. Go earlier in the day to avoid the crowds. It fills up quick!

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Ottawa, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Beautiful, picturesque bay. Snorkelling best from middle to left-hand side, lots of fish. The tide could be strong in certain spots. Would definitely snorkel here again.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Loved this. We had the fortune of going on a mostly sunny day which meant you could see underwater more easily and really appreciate the variety and beauty of the fish. If you're going by bus (like we did - the #22), check the timetables the day before you leave so you know which bus to catch there and back.... More 

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