Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu

4.4
#1 of 501 in Wildlife in Hawaii
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.
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  • We went to Hanauma Bay with Kaimana Tours; It is nice that they pick you up and drive you back from the hotel. However, you can also take public bus to Hanauma Bay. The admission fee to the beach is $...  more »
  • We went in the afternoon and lots of big fish, the water didn't feel good in the sight of those shut up if you think I am a better visibility
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  • Absolutely beautiful - a must do while visiting Oahu! I recommend you arrive as soon as they open- 7 am. After watching the video, head down and rent snorkeling gear. I got the premium one which ended up being $27 (snorkel with new mouthpiece, prescripted eye mask, fins). After getting used to the gear, explored all around and saw plenty of fish near the reef. It was amazing!
  • Beautiful scenery and fun snorkeling but don't expect much reef. Some nice fish there. 15 min video presentation was overkill though.

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