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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu

4.4
#1 of 6,574 in Wildlife in United States
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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.
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  • I have snorkeled all over the Caribbean and Latin America. This is one of the most diverse places I have ever been given the privilege to snorkel. I can't even tell you the numbers of fish I saw...  more »
  • Tried to get a reservation to take my sister, who has never been to Hawaii, to experience hanauma bay and do some snorkeling! What a fiasco that was! Never was able to go visit! Don't waste your time....  more »
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  • 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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