Hanauma Bay Nature PreserveCurrently Closed
- Address: 100 Hanauma Bay Rd, Honolulu, HI 96825, United States
- Timings: 06:00 am - 07:00 pm Details
- Phone: +1-8083964229
- Ticket Price: 8 USD
- Time Required: 05:00 Hrs
- Tags: Waterfront, Park, View Point, Walking Area, Family And Kids, Snorkeling
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve - Review
Hanauma Bay is a glorious and rich bay not far from Waikiki that is sure to leave any traveler absolutely stunned. The semi-circular shoreline is home to the diverse flora and fauna of Hawaii. The amazing park has some extremely rare and wonderful corals as well as marine species.
There is so much to do at Hanauma Bay but snorkeling is a definite must. To see the live corals in all their vibrant glory are an experience that needs to be had. The variety in the species of fish is simply astonishing. A million colors; red blue, yellow, green and purple, make the snorkeling experience very memorable.
There are several activities that you can take up at the park from hiking and trekking to plunging into the water. The water is shallow and it is a great place to safely take the kids. Hanauma Bay Nature Park is one of the attractions in 2 Days Itinerary Honolulu. Must visit this awesome attraction.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Information
- Rentals stop being distributed at 4:30 pm for some water sports.
- Purchase a disposable underwater camera to keep the memories of the brilliant things you see with you.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Ticket Prices
- Locals with State ID: Free
- Active Military: Free
- 12 yrs and under: Free
- Snorkel Set: $20.00
- Parking lot fee: $1.00
- Small Locker: $8.00
- Large Locker: $10.00
- Tram ride (down): $1.00
- Tram ride (up): $1.25
How To reach Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve by Public Transport
- Bus: Hanauma Bay Nature Park Station
Restaurants Near Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
- Bay Rock Cafe
- Teddy’s Bigger Burgers
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Things to Know Before Visiting Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
79.61% of people who visit Honolulu include Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in their plan
07 AM - 08 AM
65.64% of people start their Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve visit around 07 AM - 08 AM
People usually take around 5 Hrs to see Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
91.45% of people prefer to travel by car while visiting Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Trips
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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu Reviews
Go early!!!! Early I tell ya! I got there early and it was wonderful. The lines were so long as I was leaving, couldn’t believe people were standing in them. That, and the water starts getting murky from all of the people stirring it up. The fish were so amazingly beautiful. The water wasn’t freezing, yay! The beach was nice. The overlook was nice. You can take a ride down and back up for 1.25 each way if you can’t do the walk I walked it. All of the tours seem about the same. You can get them as little as $19, but the average is $25. They just drop you and run, then pick you back up. Pay the extra $3 for the dry snorkel. Definitely worth it. Also, bring a shoulder bag to carry the gear up and down. Definitely wished I had that. Enjoy!
this is definitely the most beautiful snorkeling stop of Oahu - you will great abundance of fish, coral and turtles every time you get here. Rating for visit and experience is five stars Unfortunately the experience of the friendliness & service and the whacky price mediocre snorkeling gear is very disappointing and I would give it one. The Hanauma Bay closing hours are 7 PM and when you get the rental for snorkeling gear - return time is 5:45 pm, see photos of rental options. The first "ninja snorkeling package"- mask and fins is $40 plus locker $12... there will be ambulance sound alarm announcement at 5:55 pm asking you to leave the beach (park closing time 7 pm???) I have visited this nature preserve few years ago with good experience. The park was empty by 6:08 pm shortly after the siren alarm
The first time going out to Hanauma Bay Nature Park surprised me. Taking a wheelchair down from the parking lot to the beach was sort of fun but going back up – not so much. I think I scarred the shuttle driver on one of the curves but a little detour around the shuttle and everything was fine. Snorkeling in the beautiful Hanauma Bay was beyond beautiful. Got real tired swimming, and then very stuffed eating BBQ.
A fantastic place to explore. Get there before 7am for free parking and entry. Wheelchair access is great with a trolley up and back ( $2.50) plus a beach wheelchair to borrow at the beach. We saw lots of fish and learnt so much about the Hawaiian waters.
It's an absulutely beautiful bay but it's also very crowded and we did not see a whole lot under water. I know there is no other way than to herd all these crowds coming day in and out and I believe they handle it pretty well but the amount of people there obviously takes away from the experience. I think next time I would try going late pm (we are not morning people). Bring own snorkel gear because the rental closes at 5:45. The bus (route 22) takes you right there. Riding the bus in O'ahu is really nice. $ 10 to take my 2 teenagers and me all around the island in a climate controlled, clean bus. I don't have to worry about parking and I can take pictures with both hands.