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. Arrange your visit to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Honolulu using our Honolulu day trip app.
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve reviews
So every time I go to Oahu, I go to Hanauma Bay. I know it's touristy, and it can get crowded, but it's so fun. Try to find a spot where there aren't too many people. Definitely pay for the tram... more »
This is hands down the best place to visit if you like snorkeling and diving. The beauties of this place are unimaginable, you gotta see it for yourself...it will give you new admiration for how... more »
Get there early if you want to park there.
The fish was great. The coral however was washed white, not colorful. The scenery is awesome, with erupted volcano a while back. We always enjoy coming here.
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