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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu

4.4
#1 of 6,584 in Wildlife in United States
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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. Arrange your visit to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Honolulu using our Honolulu day trip app.
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4.6
TripAdvisor
  • Overpriced. Disappointing. So many reviews tell of a beautiful coral reef teeming with tropical fish. Indeed, this is likely how it used to be. But after decades of thousands of visitors a day using....  more »
  • Enjoyed seeing the sea lion that swam up and beached itself. Water was rough that day. Would suggest a life vest. Beach very nice. Rented an umbrella but was to windy to use. Saw some nice fish and.....  more »
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  • Get there early if you want to park there.
  • The fish was great. The coral however was washed white, not colorful. The scenery is awesome, with erupted volcano a while back. We always enjoy coming here.

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