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 $118
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
What a day out! Went for the snorkelling but fell in love with the seals who swim up onto the beach and fall asleep in the sun, right alongside the human beachgoers. Special place. A chance to experie... more »
The water was pretty clear and blue/green just like in the pictures. We went snorkeling and saw lots of beautiful fish with all different colors! There is a steep hill down to the bay and back. We wal... more »
Great place on a very hot May day. The sand was so hot it was nice to get in the water and snorkel!
One great beach and snorkeling spot. It can get full quickly which means they close the beach to new arrivals when that happens, so be there early.
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