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 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 visit and 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 State Park. All visitors are required by law to refrain from mistreating the marine animals and from touching or walking on the coral heads.

Hanauma Bay sees on average 3000 visitors a day, or around one million visitors per year. The vast majority are tourists, but locals love this beach as well. The bay is closed to the public every Tuesday, Christmas Day and New Years Day to allow the fish a day of feeding without interruption.

About Hanauma Bay State Park

Hanauma Bay State Park is must do for your Oahu island itinerary. It is one of the premier 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.

Tropical Fish
Orange Clown Fish
Powde Blue Tang

Hanauma Bay Pricing

Our Shuttles provide round-trip transportation from Waikiki Hotels to Hanauma Bay State Park

$7.50 entry fee into the state park is NOT includedin the tour price
The park is open from 6am till 6pm

Hanauma Bay is CLOSED every Tuesday

Standard Tour

$22

Roundtrip Waikiki transportation
Narrated Tour to Hanauma Bay
Includes Mask, Fins and Snorkel
Instructions on how to use gear
Snorkeling safety tips
3½ hours total time

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Extra Prices at the Bay

State Park Entry Fee - $7.50
Local Residents with ID - FREE
Active Oahu Military - FREE
Children 12 and under - FREE
Premium Snorkel Set - $20.00
Parking lot fee - $1.00
Life Jacket/Vest - $5.00
Small Locker - $8.00
Large Locker - $10.00
Tram ride (down) - $1.00
Tram ride (up) - $1.25

Extended Tour

$25

Roundtrip Waikiki transportation
Narrated Tour to Hanauma Bay
Includes Mask, Fins and Snorkel
Instructions on how to use gear
Snorkeling safety tips
4¾ hours total time

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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, what are the charges?

Hanauma Bay State Park charges a $1.00 parking fee for all vehicles. Plan to arrive at the Park early. The parking lot has only 300 stalls and fills up quickly, be there before 9:00 am to avoid being turned away. Entry fee is $7.50 per adult.

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

If this is your first time to Hanauma Bay 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.

I am not staying in Waikiki. Where can I be picked up?

We only pick up customers from Waikiki hotels. If you wish to come to Waikiki, park at Ala Moana Shopping center and walk over to the Ala Moana Hotel. We can pick your group on Mahukona side of the hotel.

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.

Do we have to go back at the assigned time?

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 tour (4½hrs). BOOK Extended Tour

Can I rent snorkel gear at the bay?

Our Waikiki shuttle vans include the sanitized snorkel gear with the price of the snorkel package. If you drive out with your own vehicle you can rent snorkel gear at the beach level for $20.

We have our own snorkel gear but want to use your shuttle

We have one flat rate of $22 for the Standard Tour or $25 for our Extended Tour (plus $7.50 Park fee) whether you bring your own personal gear or a person plans NOT to snorkel.

Do I get a refund if I cancel my reservation?

You may cancel your reservation 24 hours in advance and receive a full refund. Please use our "Contact Us" form to cancel. No refunds are given for cancellations made less than 24 hours from tour start time.

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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