Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is a marine sanctuary located between two dormant volcanic craters on the southeast tip of Oahu (about 10 miles south of Waikiki). The clear, shallow waters are home to a multitude of tropical fish and marine life. Snorkelers will get a look at yellow tangs, trumpet fish, butterfly fish, angel fish, and possible the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa (the state fish of Hawaii). To make your trip as memorable as possible, bring an underwater camera or you can purchase one for great pictures of over 300 different species of tropical fish.
With over 3000 visitors a day, Hanauma is one of the busiest and top rated attractions on Oahu. This is not a beach park but a nature preserve. Please help preserve for future generations by treating it with care.
You can rent gear onsite. Food and showers are available. Closed on Tuesdays. Entrance fee: $7.50 per person for visitors 13 years of age and older. Free admission for children up to 12 years of age and Hawaii residents w/ proper ID. Parking is available for $1.00 a day but you must arrive early to secure parking.
Shuttles are available from most major resorts in Waikiki. Check with your concierge or the park at http://hanaumabaystatepark.com/
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