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Category: Activities

Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay

Explore undersea at Honolulu's most popular snorkeling beach, Hanauma Bay State Park. You might see a humuhumunukunukuapuaa, Hawaii's state fish. Watch green sea turtles glide in shallow waters. Spot spiny sea urchins among the living coral reefs. This protected marine sanctuary is a wonderful natural attraction to experience with kids. Snorkeling does not require special training and much of the bay's colorful sea life can be observed close to shore.


  • Open daily 6 am - 7 pm
  • Closed on Tuesdays, Christmas Day, New Year's Day


  • Sweeping views from Ridgeline hiking trails along the crater rim
  • Great place to view green sea turtles swimming in the wild
  • More than 450 varieties of tropical fish and marine life


  • How far is Hanauma Bay from Ala Moana Hotel?

    It is about 10.5 miles southeast from Honolulu, about a 25-minute drive.
  • What’s the best way to get there?

    Shuttle tours are available with roundtrip service from Ala Moana Hotel for a fee. The #22 city bus takes about an hour from Waikiki and is 2.50 USD each way. You may also drive; there is limited parking with all-day security.
  • Is there an entry fee?

    There are several fees to be aware of at the park including 7.50 USD entry fee and 1 USD parking for private vehicles. Optional fees for tram service, lockers, snack bar, gift shop, and renting snorkel gear. Please refer the website for details.
  • Where can I learn more about snorkeling at Hanauma Bay?

    Visit the official website http://www.hanaumabaystatepark.com/


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