Famous for its sheltered inlet of calm and clear turquoise water, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve protects about 400 different species of fish and attracts amateur and professional snorkelers from around the world. The bay is also a nursery for green sea turtles, which you may see nesting as you walk or swim along the coastline. You can rent diving equipment if you don't bring your own and spend a day searching for parrotfish and coral. The preserve's regulations prohibit touching or walking on the coral heads, which often resemble large rocks on the ocean's floor. Keep in mind that touching or brushing up against coral or marine rocks may also result in serious wounds. Our Honolulu day trip app makes visiting Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and other Honolulu attractions simple, and helps you make a travel plan personal to you.
Tours to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Oahu Grand Circle Island Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $112
Duration: 8 hours 30 minutes
Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $38
Duration: 5 hours
Waikiki Trolley Hop-On Hop-Off Tour of Honolulu BOOK WITH VIATOR FROM $25
Duration: 60 to 120 minutes
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Reviews
言わずと知れた絶景のビーチで、行く価値は絶対ですが、ザ-バスで行くと、結構厳しいモノがあります。♯22のバスで行くことになりますが、一時間に一本程度しか便が無く、常に満員状態です。始発のバス停(♯4352、ゲートウェイホテル近く)から乗らないと、絶対に座れません。帰りは、一旦、来た方向と同じバスに乗って、終点のSea Life Parkまで行って、折り返しの便にそのまま乗るのが、座れるこつです。 ... more »It's a beautiful beach, and it's definitely worth going to, but if you go by bus, there's a pretty tough thing to do. ♯ 22 buses will take you there, but there is only one flight per hour, and it is always full. If you don't get on from the first bus stop (♯4352, near the Gateway Hotel), you'll never be able to sit down. On the way back, you can sit on the same bus as you came, go to the end point of Sea Life Park, and take the return flight as it is. But even with a little trouble, it's a scenic beach worth going.
So stunning and so good for snorkelling !! It is a must if you go to Oahu !!! ❤️ensure you bring snorkel gear !!! more »
Had a great time snorkeling here for around four hours. Tons of fish to see. Yes, it’s touristy, but that’s because it’s beautiful. They have snorkel, mask, and flippers available to rent for $20 and lockers for $10/$12 depending on the size. Great view of the coral when you’re walking in. Highly recommend. Tons of fish. Wonderful bay. It obviously gets crowded but it's not really a problem. Just PLEASE don't step on the coral. Bring a life life vest and wear it even if you are a good swimmer. Shallow reef so life vest helps. Also some areas have a little strong current but it is clearly marked.
Lovely place. Beautiful small beach. Great for snorkeling. I love the shuttle from the top to the beach and back and fort. It cost 2.00 per person but is worth it. Family with children and seniors will enjoy this nice trip.
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