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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

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

Map / Directions 10Best Says

Created from a collapsed volcano crater, this bay is protected and calm, which makes it ideal for snorkeling and seeing a rainbow of coral and sea life. Located just 10 miles east of Honolulu, there...  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

  • Beaches: "Face masks are required, and arrive early as current COVID regulations restrict the number of daily patrons."
  • Best for Beaches Because: Hanauma Bay is a protected beach, meaning the reef is alive with color and the snorkeling is amazing.

  • 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.


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