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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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve reviews
This place is uniquely spectacular and well worth a visit. Sadly, there are still far too many people visiting the Bay who don't know how to interact with corals and wildlife safely (and by "safely... more »
Naturally beautiful! A must see for any nature lover. Be prepared and bring your own snorkel gear. Get the full face mask and a pair of short fins like NIKE makes. more »
Our family (Dad, Mom and two sons (12 and 10) visited for the first time. My wife obtained a 7AM reservation time. The traffic situation was a bit chaotic causing us to be a few minutes late for... 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.
Amazing view, worth seeing, but overcrowded. Water shoes recommended.
Expensive! Nice view from up at the parking though
Beautiful views, pretty salty water, some coral reef, decent fish variety, but a terrible cafe.
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