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  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Oahu
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Oahu
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Oahu
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Oahu
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Oahu
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Oahu
  • Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Oahu

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Oahu


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This "curved" bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967. This is THE BEST beach area if you are new to scuba diving or snorkeling.
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7455 Kalaniana'ole Highway, Southeast O'ahu
808-396-4229


This "Curved" bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967. This is THE BEST protected cove if you are new to scuba diving or snorkeling with a diverse population of marine life and a large, rich coral reef. Advanced snorkelers and divers can also enjoy the beauty of this bay as the reef extends throughout the cove into deeper water. The bay floor is actually the crater of an ancient volcano that flooded when the exterior wall collapsed and the ocean rushed in.

There is a large sandy beach perfect for sunbathing, relaxing and picnicking. Several hiking trails extend along coastline and along the ridge overlooking the bay providing breathtaking lookouts.

The curvature of the bay usually provides protection from large ocean waves and allows swimmers a terrific opportunity to view the marine and reef life in a safer, protected environment. Always monitor the ocean conditions at all times and obey lifeguard warnings and postings.

Round trip transportation from Waikiki Hotels and snorkel equipment are available for a nominal fee. Please see details above.

Pickup times from Waikiki:
7:00am, 8:00am, and 10:00am

Return times back to Waikiki:
12:00pm, 1:30pm, and 2:45pm

Directions:
Take Kalaniana'ole Highway east from Waikiki for approximately 10 miles. Entrance to the preserve is on the right.

Useful Information:
-This is a Marine Life Conservation Area: no pets allowed; no alcoholic beverages; no fishing or feeding the fish; do not remove, harass, or harm any marine life
-Call 808-396-4229 for recorded message with all current fees, times, conditions
-Currently OPEN from 6am - 6pm (winter - October thru March) and 6am - 7pm (summer - April thru September)
-Currently OPEN every Saturday from 6am - 10pm throughout the year
-Currently CLOSED every Tuesday
-$3 per car parking fee - large, paved parking lot - arrive early as the lot fills quickly and lines may be long
-$7.50 per person admission fee for 13 year old or older; Free for children under 13 years and for Hawaii residents and military stationed in Hawaii with proper ID
-Visitors are required to watch an educational film about the bay, the marine life and the preserve prior to going down to the beach.
-Paved walkway from entrance down to beach
-Optional shuttle bus available to bring visitors up and down the hill to the beach. - currently fee is $1 per person each way. Handicap accessible.
-Do not stand or walk on the coral reef - this is a live reef. Do not feed the fish. Avoid walking on the rocky ledges on the sides of the bay where waves are breaking - lava is porous and it crumbles easily. Caution must be taken during seasonal high surf.
-Lifeguards
-Reef and sand beach area
-Picnic facilities with tables, grassy areas and shade located near the parking lot
-Concession stand located near the entrance
-Restrooms located at the top and bottom area
-Showers
-Phones
-Snorkel, mask and fin rental available on the beach but frequently sell out
-Locker rental available on the beach
-Educational information center and theater located near the entrance
-Gift shop
-Wheelchair Accessible via shuttle bus or trolley

Cautions:
-Watch out for the Portuguese Man-of-war (stinging blue jellyfish). From June to September there may be stinging limu (seaweed) along the beach front. Obey posting and warnings.
-No surfing or Body Boarding is allowed.

Other Activities or Places of Interest Near Hanauma Bay:
Parasailing
Jet Ski
Guided Kayak Tour
Swim with the Dolphins
Hike to Makapuu Lighthouse
Halona Blowhole

Additional Information

Phone Reservations Toll Free: 1.866.268.7459
Local: 808.689.1552
Inclusions Transportation to and from Hanauma Bay and Snorkel Gear.
Special Notes Admission to the park is NOT included with the transportation and snorkel equipment

Cautions:
Watch out for the Portuguese Man-of-war (stinging blue jellyfish). From June to September there may be stinging limu (seaweed) along the beach front. Obey posting and warnings. No surfing or Body Boarding is allowed.
Cancellation Policy To accommodate the interests of consumers. Activity Providers agree that activities shall if possible, be rescheduled without charge, for the benefit of the consumer. Further, services or activities may be cancelled through HawaiiWeb, Inc. only, up to 48 hours before the scheduled commencement of service for a full refund and without penalty (except for activities specifically sold subject to other cancellation and refund terms).

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