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Hanauma Bay Snorkel

A $22.98 value - Included with your Go Oahu Card!

4.4/5 27 Reviews
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Gate Prices Adult $22.98
Child $18.80
  • Takes about 3 hrs
  • Reservations required
  • Leeward,Windward,& North Shore
  • (808) 392-2223
  • www.kaimanatours.net

Explore a vibrant coral reef on this Hanauma Bay snorkeling adventure for experts and novices alike. Within the bay's pristine and clear waters, you’ll have the opportunity to swim through this stunning reef teeming with rays, turtles, and diverse species of tropical fish. You may even spot octopuses! Your Go Card Oahu includes roundtrip transportation from Waikiki along with sanitized snorkel equipment. Note, if you don’t live in Hawaii, you will have to pay a $7.50 entrance fee to access Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve. Children under 13 years of age and Hawaii residents get in for free. For more information about this exciting attraction, click on the website link below.

Getting In

Please call (808) 392-2223 to make a reservation with your Pass.

Reservations

Reservations required. Please call Kaimana Tours at (808) 392-2223.

Please Note: this tour operator has a 24 hour cancellation policy. When you make your reservation you will be asked for a credit card to hold your reservation. Your credit card will only be charged if you do not cancel within 24 hours of the scheduled tour.

Hours

Snorkeling Tour Times:
Waikiki Departure: 7am Hanauma Bay Pick-Up: 10am or 12pm
Waikiki Departure: 9am Hanauma Bay Pick-Up: 2pm
Waikiki Departure: 11:15am Hanauma Bay Pick-Up: 3:30pm
Waikiki Departure: 1:00pm Hanauma Bay Pick-Up: 4:45pm

Closings

Tuesdays
Christmas Day
New Year's Day
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.

Note

*A Hawaii State Park entrance fee of $7.50 is not included with admission and needs to paid upon arrival. The fee is waived for children under 13, members of the military (ID required), and for residents of Hawaii with proof of residency.

Tips:

  • Bring waterproof sunscreen

  • Choose a 7:00 am pick-up time to avoid crowds

  • The walk down to the beach is somewhat steep, so wear appropriate footwear

Address

Various Waikiki Hotel pick ups, call for information.
Honolulu, HI

Driving Directions

Various Waikiki Hotel pick-ups. Call for information.
 

Reviews for Hanauma Bay Snorkel

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 4.4 out of 5 stars (based on 27 customer ratings)
Average Rating for Hanauma Bay Snorkel by Kaimana Tours, LLC
0% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
BEAUTIFUL (3)
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[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

Great Time
By HHortman from North Carolina on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included, Flexible Schedule, Helpful guide booklet, Personalized Itinerary, Money Saver
Cons:
Skip the lines not available,
Best Uses:
Great for families, Budget Travelers, General Sightseeing ,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

We had a great time & wish we had stayed longer. Even though we had wished we drove ourselves so we could stay as long as we wanted, the tour did include snorkel gear & other things like lifevest that we were able to rent. It was very hard to see where you needed to be in the water once you were down at the beach and we spent much of our time trying to figure out how to get away from the corral reef after watching the video before entering. Also, if you can carry food & water, do so because the food is VERY expensive & all 3 chicken meals were still cold because they weren't cooked thoroughly. Again, the tour guys were informative & very friendly.

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Beautiful
By Kat Verified Reviewer from Canada on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

We really wanted to go and since there was a tour group who booked up all the room on the shuttle that we decided to drive ourselves. We thought we would have a guide who would take us in the waters but they just drop you off and let you borrow their gear. There was extra added costs if you want a nozzle to prevent water getting into your snorkel and a life jacket. In addition, you have to pay $7.50 for the entry fee to get into the area. However, I do see why they don't have a guide. There is an info center on the beach with all the fishes and there is someone there who can recommend you where to go. And the bay is REALLY beautiful.

Smart Destinations Response: Hi Kat, Thank you for taking the time to leave this review. It is helpful feedback for us as well as other customers. We really appreciate it!
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Make Reservations
By Doug Verified Reviewer from Utah on

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

Just an FYI, in order to get your snorkel gear, you have to make reservations with Kaimana Tours. We were under the impression that we could pickup our snorkel gear from the rental booth at Hanauma Bay. They will not honor the Go Oahu Card. You have to get your gear from Kaimana Tours.

Smart Destinations Response: Hi Doug, We are sorry about this. It is important to make reservations for many of the attractions in Oahu because there are so many visitors. We try our best to make all of the information available on our website and digital guidebook. We are happy to take a look at your order and make any applicable changes if you would like to send us an email directly. Thank you for taking the time to leave this review.
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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Kaimana tours made Hawaii Amazing!
By JCBHealth Verified Reviewer from Westport, CT on
Pros:
Give Water Snacks, Totally Professional, Knowledgeable guides, Amazing Service, Clean equipment, Right on time, Friendly staff, great drivers
Best Uses:
Fins Are Necessary, Waterproof Camera, Snorkel Attachment,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

The driver has the GO Oahu pass machine right in the van, very convenient. Marcio was an amazing guide for our trip & very helpful with my fiance & daughter. Just bring some Cash for the bay for food/drinks/Entrance fee. All the equipment was clean & sterilized. Anyone using Oahu Card def take advantage of Kaimana Tours A++ from start to finish...

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

Go early and stay until Noon or all day!
By xAznx314x Verified Reviewer from Annapolis, MD on
Pros:
Family Fun, All Ages, Fun experience, Friendly Staffs
Best Uses:
Family fun time, See Turtles And Fishes, Underwater pictures,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

The equipments were in good condition. I went ahead with additional purchase of a small insert for the top which prevent from water going into the tub where you breath. Sorry do not know what it is called but I paid additional $3 bucks for each. It is worth the money since my son didn't get water in his mouth/air tube.

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

snorkel
By sandinmytoes from austin, tx on
Pros:
Peaceful, Life Gaurds Om Duty, BEAUTIFUL, Life Gaurds
Cons:
Crowds, Video Time,
Best Uses:
Morning,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

this place is beautiful. i would suggest doing the early one cause the crowds start coming, plus the early tour, you can leave at 10 or 12

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[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Amazing place! A must do in Oahu!
By MarcolaMahalo! Verified Reviewer from CT on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

Being our second time back at Hanauma Bay, again we had one of the best times of our lives! Everyone had a great time snorkeling and enjoyed a beautiful sunny day. We saw many different species of fishes and sea life in all sorts of different colors, shape and sizes. The kids had a blast with the turtles and we took some amazing pictures. We used our Go Oahu cards and picked Kaimana Tours services this time. They were a great choice and we highly recommend them! The driver was on time and very friendly. He provided us delightful and educational information regarding Hanauma Bay and certain parts of Oahu. We bought a water-proof camera from them for pretty cheap, which we used to capture breathtaking pictures. I would recommend renting their dry-snorkel piece to avoid the sea water going in the snorkeling tube. It is very convenient. Although the place is gorgeous, the sea-water does not taste good at all. They also provided my wife with a life vest, since she's not a great swimmer. Their snorkel equipment was of high quality and super clean/sanitized. Our family was very satisfied with their services and had an unforgettable experience this time.

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[7 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

A Definite Must!
By Cousin Bob Verified Reviewer from McKean, PA on
Pros:
Great Photo Op, Great fun, Scenic, Safe
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

This is a must do on your trip! My wife and I had a great time snorkeling at the bay there are so many things to see under the water. It is truly beautiful and the photos we took above and below the water were just spectacular. Would recommend using company transportation as is faster and easier to get in and out of the park. If you are worried about you valuables they have lockers you can rent but we just left our stuff on the beach and didn't have any issues. And don't let the walk down deter you from going they have a tram for going up and down for a small fee. They do charge for admission to the park but you will see where that money goes once you are there.

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[5 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Location is amazing, meet the tour there
By Rita Verified Reviewer from Southern California on
Pros:
Great beach, Best Location in Oahu, Abundant Fish, Decent Equipment
Cons:
Long if you take bus, Pay to get in the park,
Best Uses:
Meet guides there,
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

This is like the waterfall trip. You should definitely do it...it's worth it, but if you have, don't drive with them. You can use the card to get your mopeds and ride up there yourself and meet the tour bus and get your equipment. They come back a few times throughout the day and they will pick it back up. It is incredible snorkeling, and there really is not a better location for "wow" pictures than this.

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[4 of 5 customers found this review helpful]

Awesome snorkeling and tour guide.
By T Sartini Verified Reviewer from Orlando florida on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkle by Kaimana Tours, LLC:

If you are going here use your card..if you go on your own parking lot fills by 8am and the walk is long and up a steep hill. Plus our tour guide was awesome, and knowledgable! Excellent day!

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