Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is one of the most spectacular natural resources in Hawaii, reaping the benefits of new efforts to re-establish its pristine marine ecosystem. Since 1990, Hanauma Bay has been restored to accommodate about three million visitors each year. Get educated about the wide variety of wildlife and marine species who make this vibrant bay their home, and have some fun in the sun at beautiful Hanauma Bay.
Tips for Visiting Hanauma Bay

Hours of Operation: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is open daily from 6:00am-6:00pm, except on Tuesdays, Christmas and New Year’s Day. During the summer months, the bay is open an additional hour until 7:00pm.

Things you should know:

- The bay is closed every Tuesday for restoration purposes.
- Lockers are available to rent.
- Beach wheelchairs are available free of charge between 8:00am and 4:00pm for guests with accessibility needs.
- Very limited parking is available (300 spaces) for a nominal fee. Get there early to secure a spot since drivers are turned away until there is availability.
- Admission to the park requires a fee of $7.50. Children 12 years old and younger are free of charge.
- New visitors are required to watch a short educational video about preservation and safety before entering the bay.
- Bring cash if you would like a ride from the entrance down to the bay. Round Trip tickets are less expensive than a one-way transfer.

For your convenience, most shuttle services from your hotel to Hanauma Bay include masks, snorkel and fins.
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  1. Journey to the calm and protected waters of Hanauma Bay for the best guided small group snorkel experience possible and swim with an array of aquatic life!
    Pick-up Provided


    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
    4.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  2. Snorkel at Hanauma Bay and get a ride for a self-guided hike to Diamond Head Crater, Makapuu Lighthouse or Manoa Falls. A full day of hiking and snorkeling departing from Waikiki!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD36.13

    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    7.5 - 10 hour(s) (morning)
  3. Join a group of no more than five people, and snorkel Hanauma Bay with a professional instructor as you swim along the reefs filled with fish and turtles.
    Pick-up Provided


    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
    4 - 4.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  4. Get a ride to beautiful Hanauma Bay! With several round-trip shuttles from Waikiki to choose from, your self-guided snorkeling adventure awaits.
    Pick-up Provided


    Sun, Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri, Sat
    3.5 - 5.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  5. Master scuba fundamentals at Hanauma Bay and swim with abundant, colorful reef life. Dive right from the beach into a safe and protected underwater environment.


    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
    3 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  6. Explore Hanauma Bay on a scuba dive like no other and enjoy expert instruction with a small group at this amazing Oahu landmark and marine sanctuary!
    Pick-up Provided


    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
    3 - 3.5 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
  7. Explore the underwater world of Hanauma Bay with a private charter for just you and your group. Get away from the crowds as your guide takes you to the best spots!
    Pick-up Provided

    From USD125.66

    Group Discount
    Mon, Wed, Thu, Fri
    4 - 8 hour(s) (morning, afternoon)
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