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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu

4.3
#1 of 162 in Nature in Hawaii
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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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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  • The place is excellent, I don't have anything bad to say, once you get in. But getting in is the problem, you reserve and book a specific time, then you get there and parking is full. They tell you....  more
    The place is excellent, I don't have anything bad to say, once you get in. But getting in is the problem, you reserve and book a specific time, then you get there and parking is full. They tell you....  more »
  • We went to Hanauma Bay 20 plus years ago and were able to return last week. It was more amazing the second time! We waited in the line of cars that formed at 6:20am on Saturday morning. At 6:44a the.....  more
    We went to Hanauma Bay 20 plus years ago and were able to return last week. It was more amazing the second time! We waited in the line of cars that formed at 6:20am on Saturday morning. At 6:44a the.....  more »
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  • Must visit spot in Oahu be sure to snorkel here
  • The beach is beautiful but the coral is nothing impressive

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