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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu

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#1 of 162 in Nature in Hawaii
Must see · Water Body · Nature / Park
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Famous for its sheltered inlet of calm and clear turquoise water, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve protects about 400 different species of fish and attracts amateur and professional snorkelers from around the world. The bay is also a nursery for green sea turtles, which you may see nesting as you walk or swim along the coastline. You can rent diving equipment if you don't bring your own and spend a day searching for parrotfish and coral. The preserve's regulations prohibit touching or walking on the coral heads, which often resemble large rocks on the ocean's floor. Keep in mind that touching or brushing up against coral or marine rocks may also result in serious wounds. Arrange your visit to Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve and discover more family-friendly attractions in Honolulu using our Honolulu day trip app.
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  • We wanted to love it. We ended up not even liking it. (1) Reserving tickets was tricky. (2) Waiting to park was like being inside a pressure cooker. Give yourself 45+ min if your ticket is for after....  more
    We wanted to love it. We ended up not even liking it. (1) Reserving tickets was tricky. (2) Waiting to park was like being inside a pressure cooker. Give yourself 45+ min if your ticket is for after....  more »
  • In 1972, this was a beautiful bay with colorful reefs and an incredible amount of fish. Over the years, as we have visited, we have seen the corals die and the fish far fewer in number. As of May... 
    In 1972, this was a beautiful bay with colorful reefs and an incredible amount of fish. Over the years, as we have visited, we have seen the corals die and the fish far fewer in number. As of May...  more »
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  • Must visit spot in Oahu be sure to snorkel here
  • The beach is beautiful but the coral is nothing impressive

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