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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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“beautiful bay”(313 reviews)
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A perfect snorkeling spot.
Suggested duration: 1-2 hours
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Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96825-2005
+1 808-396-4229
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Reviewed today

We took a bus from Waikiki to get to this spot. Have to pay an enterance fee to get in, listen to a talk, then walk or a little tram to the bay. we had taken snorkel gear, but no visibility at all that day....More

Thank denden010
Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Great snorkeling here, we were able to see so many tropical fish! Great for beginners at snorkeling. We brought our own gear. You never know what will come join you on the beach here! A must visit!

Thank Allimb2018
Reviewed yesterday

after driven for a while ....arriving here you will be able to take a stop and relax for a while ..there's not much to see or to do but than leaving you will feel restored ...

Thank Chris C
Reviewed 2 days ago

Not many to see. To many beginner snorkelers to bump into. Very over rated for fish activity. O’ahu doesn’t seem to be the best island for fish viewing..

Thank G T
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you like the beach and snorkelling then this is a must visit. The views are spectacular. Come early to secure parking as it can get very busy!

Thank aero_dude
Reviewed 2 days ago

If you've never snorkelled before, this place is probably OK. The water is reasonably calm and the handful of fish you will see are very tame and a good size - because it's a no fishing area. It also looks great from the cliffs above....More

Thank Murray J
Reviewed 2 days ago

I visited here in the mid 1990s as a child so was very excited to come back as part of our holiday. It is well run and a great must do activity. Unfortunately the amount and variety of fish was a little bit disappointing to...More

Thank onelastfish
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After seeing this place on Trolley Blue Line Tour, we took #22 Beach Bus from Waikiki out for the day. Nice orientation video, walked down the path and picked out our spot on the beach. Good snorkeling. Tide came in and surf got rough, but...More

Thank Johnny J
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

I did not swim on this place. Only did strolling around beach and enjoy the view.very relaxing place to unwind

Thank Betchaybygollywow
Reviewed 5 days ago

We came here around 7 am and it wasn't too crowded. Weather was not too hot but very windy. We were able to see fishes around the reef.

Thank Peggy Z
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Angie C
18 August 2018|
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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.
William M
11 August 2018|
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Response from Kelly D | Reviewed this property |
There was a large parking lot but it look as pretty full when we got there. I'd imagine of you went early you could get a space. The bus or an uber would be just as handy.
9 July 2018|
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Response from Seattle60Gary | Reviewed this property |
There is a bus. Goes around the island. I think it is 55