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Hanauma Bay Snorkeling




Hanauma Bay

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A full refund or rescheduling (your choice) is available if the Hanauma Bay is shut down due to an unforeseen situation where you are not able to enter


Hanauma Bay is a nature preserve where the fish are not afraid of people. Some three million Hawaii visitors have annually visited Hanauma, which had caused severe deterioration. Since then, in 1990, the City and County of Honolulu laid out a plan to restore Hanauma to a clean, healthy state by reducing the number of visitors, establishing an educational program, and instituting supportive restrictions.


The combined efforts in protecting and preserving the Hanauma Bay are the major upper and lower bay facility improvements. Now the Hanauma has a site where its education program flourishes with the award-winning Marine Education Center, that opened in August 2002.


Once you arrive at Hanauma, all visitors are required to pay a $7.50 admission fee, which is collected by the City and County of Honolulu employees. You are then presented with a short safety video, which also encourages you to join the staff and the volunteers as stewards of this precious gift of Hanauma and the other living reef environments.


Parking at Hanauma Bay is very limited.


$12.50 fee includes the following:

  • Waikiki Hotel pick up and return

  • Air Conditioned and Fully insured vans

  • Professional drivers

  • Sanitized professional equipment (mask, snorkel & fins)

  • Instructions on how to use the equipment

  • Snorkeling safety tips

  • Guidelines on being an environmentally friendly snorkeler

Closed on Tuesdays

Closed on Christmas Day & New Years day



Pick up Time

from Waikiki

Departure Time

from Hanauma Bay

8:00 am

12:30 pm

10:00 am

2:30 pm

12:00 pm

4:30 pm






Pick up is from your hotel in Waikiki


$5 additional fee if requesting for a different departure time


Taxi shuttle drivers and the agents are selling the seats till they are sold out.

If you are getting picked up at 8:00, then your departure time from Hanauma Bay is at 12:30 pm

If you are getting picked up at 10:00 am, then your departure time from Hanauma Bay is at 2:30 pm

If you are getting picked up at 12:00 pm, then your departure time from Hanauma Bay is at 4:30 pm


If the 10:00 am is sold out, then the 2:30 pm will not be available for a later departure for anyone being picked up at 8:00 am

If the 12:00 pm is sold out, then the 4:30 pm will not be available for a later departure for anyone being picked up at 8:00 am and 10:00 am


If you wish to depart at a later time, then you can request to the driver at the time of the pick up

The drivers can guarantee a later departure time as long as it is available

Strollers & bulky items are not allowed on the vehicles


Same day orders are only accepted in person at our office


This is a round trip transportation on a taxi with the snorkel gears rental included.

This is not a guided tour.


Individuals are allowed entry to the Hanauma Bay.

However, group permits are normally required for groups of 10 or more people, it is our recommendation for you to contact the Hanauma Bay educational department at for further information on obtaining a group permit.


Your group of 10 or more can be turned away at the admission gate if you do not have a group permit.

We are not responsible if your group is turned away at the admission gate for not having a group permit.



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Price is the same whether you take the snorkel gears or not.

It is recommended for everyone to take the snorkel gears even if you feel that you may not use it.

Most people snorkel at about knee deep to waist deep at Hanauma Bay.

The simplest instruction for snorkeling at the Hanauma Bay is as follows.


  • Put on your mask

  • Put on your fins

  • Put on your snorkel

  • Walk over to the water to waist deep

  • Bend over

  • Enjoy the view

  • If you are having any problem, just 'Stand Up.'

  • For those seeking for more adventure, go swim out further

The fish at Hanauma Bay are not afraid of people so it is a great venture even for non swimmers


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Group Info (10 or more) - Permits from the Honolulu City & County

Due to the large number of visitors to Hanauma Bay, the City and County of Honolulu restricts all organized groups to the Bay. Those groups visiting Hanauma Bay for an educational program and experience can request accommodation through the Hanauma Bay Education Program.

Educational Program Requests are valid for two hours and entitle groups to guaranteed parking, immediate entrance to the Bay, a private showing of the mandatory Hanauma Bay educational video, and an educational orientation. The staff at the Hanauma Bay Education Program coordinates all group visits.

Groups interested in undertaking an educational program should call the Education Program at (808) 397-5840. We request at least two weeks notice, although special arrangements can sometimes be made. Please note that groups who do not request an educational program may be turned away.

Required Information

  • Requested dates and times (9:00-11:00 am, 11:00 am -1:00 pm, 1:00-3:00 pm, 3:00-5:00 pm)
  • Contact person with phone number, fax number, e-mail and mailing address
  • Number in party (45 maximum)
  • Method of transportation (private cars or buses)
  • Age range of students
  • Number of chaperones
  • Special requests (see below)

What to expect:

  • Permits are valid for two hours, which includes a 30-45 minute presentation and a 12 minute educational video.
  • Please bring a copy of your approved permit and be prepared to show it to a parking attendant; entrance is permitted even if the parking lot is full.
  • The admission fee to enter the Nature Preserve is $7.50 for non-residents 13 years of age or older. This fee is waived for local residents with a valid ID. The cashiers take cash, traveler's checks, and credit cards.
  • Snorkel gear is NOT PROVIDED by the Honolulu City & County.
  • The snorkel concession takes only cash and requires a deposit in the form of a credit card, cash, or rental car key.
  • Buses cannot park on site and are allowed 15 minutes to drop off and pick up only. (Please call the City and County Parks and Recreation Department for suggestions on where drivers can park: 808-395-2211)
  • There is limited shade and cover in the park. Please bring sun protection and rain gear.

Hanauma Bay Address:

7455 Kalanianaole Highway, Honolulu, Hawiai 96825

Hanauma Bay Driving Directions:

Take H1 East from Waikiki until it ends and becomes Kalanianaole Highway. Drive for about 10 miles and the entrance to Hanauma Bay will appear on the right at the top of the hill. Hanauma Bay parking lot fills up early and you will be turned away by the security if it is full. By getting there early you will avoid long lines at the ticket booth and snorkel concession.

Hanauma Bay Hours of Operation:

Open 6:00 am and close at 7:00 pm - Wednesday thru Monday (Summer Schedule)

Open 6:00 am and close at 6:00 pm - Wednesday thru Monday (Winter Schedule)

Closed on Tuesdays for cleaning

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