Hanauma Bay Snorkeling
No Waikiki vacation is complete without a fun-filled snorkeling trip in the crystal clear, turquoise waters of Oahu! Hanauma Bay Snorkel Adventures provides unforgettable snorkeling among Waikiki’s beautiful coral reefs at an affordable price. Enjoy swimming and snorkeling at famous Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, home to thousands of tropical fish, beautiful coral reefs, and other native marine life.
Your Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure begins with free transportation from your Waikiki hotel to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, where all snorkeling equipment will be provided. No experience is necessary and all instructional information will be provided. Even expert snorkelers will be amazed at the beauty and natural splendor of this underwater tropical paradise. The sparkling clean turquoise water and soft white sands of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve provide the perfect setting for your Waikiki snorkeling trip. Guests of all ages will enjoy this beautiful tropical paradise while swimming, snorkeling and relaxing at beautiful Hanauma Bay during this Waikiki coastline snorkeling excursion.
Flexible round-trip transportation throughout the day allows you to snorkel and relax at Hanauma Bay for as long you want. Pick-up times are staggered between 7:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m., with return transportation times staggered between 11:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Stay for a few hours, or all day long on this flexible, self-guided Waikiki snorkeling adventure!
Located just 9 miles from Waikiki, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is a Marine Life Conservation District nestled inside an ancient volcanic crater. This sparkling, crescent shaped bay is home to thousands of tropical fish, endangered Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles, living coral reef, and mysterious underwater passageways. Dive, snorkel, swim and splash around in the true tropical paradise for a Waikiki snorkeling adventure you are sure to remember for a lifetime!
PLEASE NOTE: There is a $7.50 charge per person over the age of 12 into Hanauma Bay Park. Please bring this amount with you. It is paid directly to the Park.
Hanauma Bay is offering a special where there is no entrance fee
from 6:00 am to 9:30 am (this special is subject to change without
- Where and When:
- You may select any of three options:
(1) Pick-up from Waikiki at 7:15 am and pick-up from Hanauma Bay at 12:00 pm.
(2) Pick-up from Waikiki at 8:45 am and pick-up from Hanauma Bay at 1:30 pm.
(3) Pick-up from Waikiki at 10:15 am and pick up from Hanauma Bay at 3:00 pm.
Special from May 1st to Aug 31st: Pick up from Waikiki at 6:00 am and pick up from Hanauma Bay at 9:30 am.
Please look for a white van. Call 808-306-3393 if the van has not arrived within 10 minutes of your scheduled pick-up time.
The drive from Waikiki to Hanauma Bay takes about 25 minutes. Transfer into the park is only 8 people at a time. You may have to wait your turn to enter. Once inside you will have to wait to be assigned a video time. After the 15 minute video you will be able to snorkel. Your entry time may be about an hour after your pick-up time.
- There is a steep but paved access road that everyone must walk up and down for 5 minutes to get to the bay.
- Parties of 8 or more please be aware only 8 people can be transferred into the park at one time. If you have more people, some will be required to wait outside the gates.
- Special Notes:
- Operation Days:
- Open daily except Tuesdays
- Hanauma Bay Snorkel
- Sanitized snorkeling gear (mask, snorkel and fins) are provided.