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Snorkeling in Oahu

Snorkeling is a fantastic way to experience Hawaii's diverse ocean environments. Hanauma Bay State Park marine sanctuary is tops for Oahu snorkeling, welcoming all ages and abilities to experience Hawaii undersea.


  • Open daily 6 am - 7 pm
  • Closed on Tuesdays, Christmas Day, New Year's Day


  • Protected marine conservation ecosystem
  • Even first-time snorkelers will enjoy the diversity of tropical fish, green sea turtles, and reef creatures
  • The bay's coral reefs are a living ecosystem that protect an array of marine life including the Hawaii state fish humuhumunukunukuapuaa.


  • How far is Hanauma Bay from Outrigger Waikiki Beach Resort?

    It is about 10 miles southeast from Waikiki to Hanauma Bay.
  • What’s the best way to get there?

    Shuttle tours are available for a fee with roundtrip service from Waikiki.You may also drive; there is limited parking with all-day security. The #22 city bus takes about an hour from Waikiki and is 2.50 USD each way.
  • Is there an entry fee?

    There are several fees to be aware of at the park including 7.50 USD entry fee and 1 USD parking for private vehicles. Optional fees for tram service, lockers, snack bar, gift shop, and renting snorkel gear. Please refer the website for details.
  • Where can I learn more about snorkeling in Oahu’s Hanauma Bay and snorkel tour fees?

    Visit the official website http://www.hanaumabaystatepark.com/


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