Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Number 1 spot for snorkelling in Oahu




About Hanauma Bay

While snorkeling in Hanauma Bay you can encounter rare turtles, including the rarely seen Green Sea turtles. The hiking trails along the ridge and along the coast offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Hanauma Bay. People can learn more about protecting this beautiful place, at the recent discoveries Marine Education Center.

The Hawaiian Islands are visited by about 8 million tourists from around the world, each year. And while some prefer the exotic comfort and luxury of Waikiki in the southern part of Oahu, others prefer a little paradise in the southeast of the island called Hanauma Bay. This place is for those who really want to enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. In 2004 Hanauma Bay was named the best beach in America. This is one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling.

Hanauma Bay Snorkeling

While snorkeling in Hanauma Bay you can encounter rare turtles, including the rarely seen Green Sea turtles. The hiking trails along the ridge and along the coast offer breathtaking panoramic views of the Hanauma Bay. People can learn more about protecting this beautiful place, at the recent discoveries Marine Education Center.

The Hawaiian Islands are visited by about 8 million tourists from around the world, each year. And while some prefer the exotic comfort and luxury of Waikiki in the southern part of Oahu, others prefer a little paradise in the southeast of the island called Hanauma Bay. This place is for those who really want to enjoy scuba diving and snorkeling. In 2004 Hanauma Bay was named the best beach in America. This is one of the best places in the world for diving and snorkeling.

Map and Location

Admission Fees and Prices

$7.5 per person above 13 years of age
Free for children under 13 years of age
Free for residents of Hawaii with valid identification

Hours of Operation

October thru March – 6am – 6pm
April thru September – 6am – 7pm
Every Saturday – 6am – 10pm
Closed every Tuesday
Closed on Christmas Day
Closed on New Year’s Day