Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Snorkeling at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park is spectacular and is definitely the most visited Oahu snorkeling spot and possibly the most visited snorkeling spot in the world. You will be able to view a vast amount of tropical fish and get close to sea turtles and tropical fish. The fish are used to seeing snorkelers and don’t usually swim away when you approach, which gives you a great opportunity to capture underwater memories.
This location is perfect for snorkelers of all experience due to cliffs protecting the bay making the water calm and clear. Most snorkeling locations have recommend snorkeling areas, but the snorkeling at Hanauma Bay is almost the entire length of the beach. You will come across tropical fish, Boxfish, Butterflyfish, Filefish, Goatfish, Mullet, Parrotfish, Sergeant, Snapper, Suregonfish, Tang, Wrasse, Sea Turtles, Coral, and much more.
If you are driving to this location, plan to arrive early. Parking is limited and once the lot is full, no additional cars are allowed into the preservation park. Before you walk down to the snorkeling area, you need to pay a parking fee, entry fee, and watch an educational movie.
All of the facilities at the Bay are designed to be fully accessible by disabled guests. Disabled visitors are encouraged to reach the shore to enjoy the water using special beach wheelchairs FREE of charge.
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Acceptable proof of residency is defined as:
Only one (1) ID per person per day is permitted
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve Park, 100 Hanauma Bay Rd, Honolulu, HI 96825