Hanauma Bay Snorkel by Kaimana Tours, LLC

You rarely get the chance to explore a vibrant coral reef and see 450+ species of tropical fish. So don't miss this opportunity. Your adventure includes round-trip transportation from Waikiki along with sanitized snorkel equipment. You will not be disappointed.
  • Adult gate price $22.98
  • Child gate price $18.80
  • Add to pass

Hanauma Bay is a protected marine life conservation area and one of the world's best places for novice snorkelers. Within the bay's pristine and clear waters, visitors can swim through a stunning coral reef with more than 450 species of vibrant tropical fish, a quarter of which are native to Hawaii. A snorkeling excursion in Hanauma Bay provides that quintessential Hawaiian beach feeling that brings tourists from around the world to the white sands of Oahu.

Your half-day pass with Kaimana Tours' Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventures includes round-trip transportation from Waikiki (about 25 minutes each way) and all the equipment you will need. You'll get a silicone-tempered mask, "J"-type snorkels, and endurance vinyl acetate fins, plus a defogger for your masks—and all equipment is sanitized after each use. Additional snorkeling accessories (like underwater cameras) are available onsite for an additional cost, or you can bring your own gear if you prefer.

En route to Hanamua Bay, a DVD presentation of Hawaiian marine life will get you inspired with a glimpse of the fish and sea creatures you might encounter. Upon arrival, your driver will give you an overview of how to use your gear. There is also a 10-minute mandatory orientation video that runs on the half-hour to give you the low-down on snorkeling guidelines.

The walk from Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventures to the beach is a bit steep, so keep that in mind when deciding what to bring with you. Lockers are available on the beach, and there is food at the top of the hill, but many visitors recommend packing a cooler and stashing it in a locker.

Reservations are required, and past visitors suggest choosing the 7:00 am pick-up time to avoid crowds later in the day.

Remember your waterproof sunscreen!

While it is possible to drive your own car to Hanauma Bay, in order to rent snorkle gear you must use Kaimana Tours. With your Oahu pass, Kaimana Tours provides transportation to Hanauma Bay and all necessary gear.

PLEASE NOTE: The City and County of Honolulu have recently raised the Hanauma Bay park fees. As a result, visitors using the Oahu pass will need to pay a $7.50 per person park entrance fee upon arrival. This fee is waived for children under 13 and Hawaii residents with proof of residence.

Reviews for Hanauma Bay Snorkel by Kaimana Tours, LLC

Review Snapshot® by PowerReviews Express
 4.4 out of 5 stars (based on 25 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)
Best Uses:
Tried it? Write a Review
Reviewed by 25 Customers Sort by:
Displaying Reviews 1-10 of 25 Back to Top Previous | Next »
Kaimana tours made Hawaii Amazing!
By JCBHealth Verified Reviewer from Westport, CT on
Pros:
Clean equipment, Friendly staff, Right on time, Knowledgeable guides, Give Water Snacks, great drivers, Amazing Service, Totally Professional
Best Uses:
Snorkel Attachment, Waterproof Camera, Fins Are Necessary,
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...

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

Go early and stay until Noon or all day!
By xAznx314x Verified Reviewer from Annapolis, MD on
Pros:
Friendly Staffs, Family Fun, All Ages, Fun experience
Best Uses:
See Turtles And Fishes, Family fun time, 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.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

snorkel
By sandinmytoes from austin, tx on
Pros:
Peaceful, Life Gaurds Om Duty, Life Gaurds, BEAUTIFUL
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

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[2 of 2 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.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

A Definite Must!
By Cousin Bob Verified Reviewer from McKean, PA on
Pros:
Scenic, Safe, Great Photo Op, Great fun
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.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Location is amazing, meet the tour there
By Rita Verified Reviewer from Southern California on
Pros:
Decent Equipment, Best Location in Oahu, Great beach, Abundant Fish
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.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[3 of 3 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!

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Clear water with tropical fishhhh
By Jonh from San Jose,CA on
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

Definitely get there early as it gets crowded. Great place for a first snorkel trip. The rental equipment available is in great shape, better than most. Plenty of space to spread out on the beach. Saw tons of fish, really enjoyed our visit.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

Breathtaking!
By Sharag Verified Reviewer from Houston, Texas on
Pros:
Beautiful blue waters, Clean beach, Lots and lots of fish
Cons:
Long walk from parking, Crowded, Too many coral reefs
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

Snorkling at the Hanauma Bay is a must during a visit to Oahu. The water is crystal clear, and the fish are plentiful. One of the better snorkle locations in the Pacific.

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Simply Spectacular!
By Happy Canuck Verified Reviewer from Winnipeg, Manitoba on
Pros:
BEAUTIFUL, fun, Child-friendly, Accessible, Inexpensive
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

So many spectacular fish at your fingertips - literally. You could almost reach out and touch them. We purchased a disposable camera from [...] and captured images of brightly colored tropical fish and coral. The water was warm, the conditions were suited for beginner to expert swimmers and the staff on site were very knowledgeable. Snorkeling with Hanauma Bay snorkeling adventures was definitely my favorite activity in Oahu!

Was this review helpful to you? Yes / No- You may also flag this review.

Hanauma Bay Snorkel by Kaimana Tours, LLC Details

Phone: Kaimana Tours (808) 392-2223. Reservations required.
Address
Various Waikiki Hotel pick ups, call for information.
Honolulu, HI
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
Note

*Hawaii State Park Fee of $7.50 per adult is not included with admission; pay to Hanauma Bay State Park on arrival. Transportation is on a strict schedule, please arrive 5 minutes before your scheduled pick up time. Bus rides are approximately 25 minutes each way.

Tip: Additional accessories provided for an additional cost. Bring your sunscreen along!

Closings
Tuesdays
Christmas Day
New Year's Day
All holiday hours are subject to change without notice.
  • Open year-round
  • Good for families
  • Parking available
  • Restaurant or snack bar
  • Restrooms
  • Disabled access
  • Reservations required

Directions and Transportation

Address
Various Waikiki Hotel pick ups, call for information.
Honolulu, HI
Public Transportation
Driving Directions
Various Waikiki Hotel pick-ups. Call for information.

Admission and Offer Information

Reservation required

Reservation Required

All passengers MUST make reservations in advance by calling Kaimana Tours 808-392-2223 – please mention your Go Select Pass. Confirmation will be received at the time of booking.

Your shuttle will pick you up at your hotel. Please note that shuttles are on a tight schedule and you must be at your pick up location 5 minutes before your departure time. Present your Go Select Pass to the driver.

Hanauma Bay Snorkel by Kaimana Tours, LLC Packages

Save even more with these pre-built discount packages that include Hanauma Bay Snorkel by Kaimana Tours, LLC bundled with other great Oahu attractions.

  • Loading Packages…