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Hanauma Bay Snorkel rentals

Gate Prices Adult $25.08
Child (3-12) $20.89
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.

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.

Build your own discount attraction pass and save on combined admission to two or more attractions. Enjoy guaranteed discounts on Hanauma Bay Snorkel rentals and your choice of other top attractions.

Getting In

Reservations required. All passengers MUST make reservations in advance by calling Kaimana Tours at (808) 230-0023. Please mention your Build Your Own 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 Pass to the driver.

Hours

Snorkeling Tour Times:
Waikiki Departure: 7:00 am
Hanauma Bay Pick-Up: 10:00 am or 12:00 pm

Waikiki Departure: 9:00 am
Hanauma Bay Pick-Up: 2:00 pm

Waikiki Departure: 11:15 am

Hanauma Bay Pick-Up: 3:30 pm

Waikiki Departure: 1:00 pm
Hanauma Bay Pick-Up: 4:45 pm

Closings

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

Note

Life vests, dry snorkel and underwater cameras are available to rent or buy.

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 Hawaiian state residents 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 by Kaimana Tours, LLC

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 4.4 out of 5 stars (based on 30 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:
Must-see attractions included (4), BEAUTIFUL (3)
Best Uses:
Great for families (4),
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Beautiful
By Kandjo from Lehi, UT on
Pros:
Money Saver, Must-see attractions included, Flexible Schedule, Personalized Itinerary
Best Uses:
General Sightseeing, Active travelers, Great for families, Budget Travelers
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

Beautiful snorkeling and beach. We saw a good variety of fish. Get there early for a good spot on the beach, and don't forget about the additional park entrance fee. There is a shuttle provided for a fee for those who don't want to make the hike up and down the hill.

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Fun for older kids - amazing to see
By F Kitty from Huntington Beach. CA on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included
Best Uses:
Great for families
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

My daughter (6) and I decided to do this and I was glad I picked the 7am-10am time slot. She didn't last very long and didn't appreciate it as much as she would have if she was a bit older. She's a great swimmer but I think it overwhelmed her. What an amazing site to see. I wish I had more time but I will schedule myself next time and go with another adult. GO EARLY!! The beach gets way too crowded and the 7am slot is way better. Next time I will remember to check the batteries on my GoPro also... I got 1 picture before my camera died. Can't wait to do again

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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

Must Do
By Johpo Verified Reviewer from Phoenix, AZ on
Pros:
Must-see attractions included
Best Uses:
Great for families
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

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

Great adventure we used this on the same day as the Diamond Head Hike and the tour company had no issue combining both adventures together! There are so many fish I can't describe but after a while you will feel like you are swimming in your own personal aquarium.

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[6 of 6 customers found this review helpful]

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

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkel 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 Snorkel 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 Snorkel 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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[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

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

Comments about Smart Destinations Hanauma Bay Snorkel 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 Snorkel 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 Snorkel 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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[6 of 6 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 Snorkel 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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