Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Type: Active, Adventure, Beaches, Day Trips, Parks, Scuba Diving and Snorkeling

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Best Attractions & Activities: At Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, in East Oahu, you can swim up close to Hawaii's state fish: the humuhumunukunukuapuaa, or the reef trigger fish. The volcanic crater is not only home to the humuhumu,...  Read More
Things to Do with Kids, Beaches, Outdoor Activities, Parks: Created from a collapsed volcano crater, this bay is protected and calm, ideal for snorkeling, as you'll see from the crowds around you. The snorkeling is truly amazing, since the preserve protects...  Read More

Map / Directions Hours:

  • Summer: Wed-Mon 6am-7pm
  • Winter: Wed-Mon 6am-6pm
  • Hours May Vary Seasonally

Map / Directions Admissions:

  • Adult $5; Child (0-12) Free
    Parking $1

  • Recommended as Best Attractions & Activities Because: Hanauma Bay is a nature preserve, which means it makes for some of the best snorkeling on the island.

  • Best for Things to Do with Kids Because: Hanauma Bay offers the best snorkeling experience Oahu has to offer.
  • Best for Beaches Because: Hanauma Bay is a protected beach, meaning the reef is alive with color and the snorkeling is amazing.

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