Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Tours

Hanauma Bay State Park

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Note: Your $7.50 entry fee is NOT included in the price of your shuttle ride

Hanauma Bay History

Hanauma Bay was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park in 1967. Formed within a volcanic cone, today Hanauma Bay tours offers a pristine marine ecosystem after the City and County of Honolulu laid out a plan in 1990 to restore the “curved bay,” after years of neglect and abuse from the millions of visitors who visited love to snorkel Hanauma Bay. Part of this plan requires first-time visitors to watch a video before entering the park so they can learn about the marine life, preservation, conservation, and safety rules for the preserve. All visitors are required by law to refrain from mistreating the marine animals and from touching or walking on the coral heads.

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is must in your Oahu itinerary. It is one of the safest destinations if you want to get acquainted with a plethora of fish and marine life and offers an overall great experience for people of all ages..


Hanauma Bay Pricing

We provide round-trip transportation from Waikiki to Hanauma Bay State Park

Note: $7.50 entry fee into the state park is NOT included in the price
The park is open from 6am till 6pm

Hanauma Bay is CLOSED every Tuesday

Standard Snorkel


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Narrated Tour to the Bay
  • Sanitized Mask, Fins and Snorkel
  • 3½ hours total time

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Extended Snorkel


  • Roundtrip transportation
  • Narrated Tour to the Bay
  • Sanitized Mask, Fins and Snorkel
  • 4¾ hours total time

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Prices at the Bay

State Park Entry Fee - $7.50
Local Residents with ID - FREE
Active Military with ID - FREE
Children 12 and under - FREE
Premium Snorkel Set - $20.00
Parking lot fee - $1.00
Small Locker - $8.00
Large Locker - $10.00
Tram ride (down) - $1.00
Tram ride (up) - $1.25

Don’t take our word for it

"This is the BEST Snorkeling
location in Hawaii."

Sally Borgan

Frequently Asked Questions

If I drive out with my own car, what are the charges?

Hanauma Bay State Park charges a $1.00 parking fee for all vehicles. Plan to arrive at Hanauma Bay State Park early as the parking lot has limited stalls and fills up quickly, be there before 9:00 am to avoid being turned away.

Do I have to watch the 9-min video before I enter?

If this is your 1st time or you have not visited our park in several years you are required to watch this 9 minute informational video. It covers information on how to snorkel safely and keeping you aware of our fragile reef and its protection.

Does the bay allow wheelchairs?

Yes! Hanauma Bay State Park is completely wheel chair accessible and even provides special wheel chairs that allow our guests access to the water.

Can we bring coolers to the bay?

Yes! Hanauma Bay allows small personal coolers in the van and at the park. NO large coolers! There is a snack bar at the top of the hill near the main entrance. The snack bar provides burgers, fish, hot dogs, salads, sandwiches, chili and french fries.

How long is the trip to the Hanauma Bay State Park?

Once our vans leave Waikiki it takes approximately 20-25 minutes, with lite traffic, to arrive at the drop off location. We give you a orientation on how to properly use of our snorkel gear, safety concern and make sure it fits properly.

Do we have to go back at the assigned time to Waikiki?

YES! Our vans only carry 8 passengers, the legal allowable limit, and if you were were to stay longer it would over book the next van. If you want to stay longer then book our Extended Stay tour. Extended Tour 4¾ Hrs

Hanauma Bay State Park
7455 Kalanianaole Hwy
Honolulu, Hawaii

When driving out from Waikiki take H1 Freeway until it becomes Kalanianaole Highway then continue for approximately 10 miles. The entrance to Hanauma Bay State Park is located on the right at the top of the hill just past the city of Hawaii Kai.

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