Oahu is known for friendly people, great year-round surfing, and endless scenic beauty. But no trip to the island is ever truly complete without experiencing the incredible underwater wonders that await you at the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve! Hanauma Bay was declared a federally protected marine life conservation area in 1967, and the park gives visitors an up close and personal glimpse of the endless variety of underwater life indigenous to the Hawaiian islands!
Hanauama Bay is open to the public every day of the year, except for Tuesdays, Christmas Day, and New Year's Day. Park admission is $7.50 for adults, and free to children under 12 years old, and active military. The park is located approximately 10 miles south of Waikiki, and secured parking is available (arrive early!). Shuttle service to and from Waikiki is also available, and shuttle packages include snorkel gear and fin rental.
During your first visit, you'll watch a short informational video about Hanauma Bay's rich history, its ongoing conservation and preservation mission, and the safety rules for the park. After the video, you'll strap on your snorkel mask and begin your underwater adventures!