Buses run here from Waikiki, around 10 miles (16 km) east of Waikiki, just off the Kalanianaole Highway. A shuttle runs from the car park entrance down to the beach.
Recent reviews from experiences in Oahu
Wow look at all the fish!
Rebboral, Jan 2022
It’s the back door entrance to a very difficult place to get passes for. Bypassed all the red tape and besides the early morning pick up 6:00 am it was an amazing experience go to the far left you’ll feel like you are in an aquarium.
My tour pick-up time was...
Janine_H, Jan 2022
My tour pick-up time was 6am - yes, early when on vacation, but well worth it to be among the first at the Bay. So please they are staggering entrance times. Felt like the tour total time was appropriate and didn’t feel crowded on the beach. Lots of beautiful fish to see and plenty of time to relax in the sun too.
Adventure at Hanauma Bay
April_H, Dec 2021
My first time in Hawaii. I waited my whole life to come here and it exceeded my expectations! The driver, Mark promptly picked me up from my hotel, was friendly, funny and super knowledgeable about local Hawaii. Ive never snorkeled or even swam in the ocean before but I met people who invited me to muster up the courage and swim with them and so I did! Such an amazing experience!
Perfect day and we have our driver to thank for it!
Traci_K, Jul 2021
What a great experience! So thankful that the experts (Mark our driver was AMAZING!) could navigate the crowds and new regulations. We were the first group in the water and saw so many varieties of fish it was perfect! For me it was a little long of a day but for my 14 year old the 5 hour day was perfect and the snack bar food was really good. The stop at Blow hole was the best part of my vacation...just a brief stop before the gates opened but man what a view!
Rick_C, Dec 2021
Our bus driver was friendly and knowledgeable and pointed out spots of interest to and from the bay. He told us what to expect and he was correct. It was a windy, overcast day with some on and off rain, but we still had a good time! Lots of fish to see in a gorgeous environment. It's covid time, so there were long lines and the state folks at the bay seemed a bit disorganized, but still a great half day. Didn't like our 5:50 am pick up time in Waikiki, but understand why it was necessary because the park is full by 8 am.
Beautiful and naturally intact
Gayle_T, May 2021
The Bay is beautiful but our driver Mark was outstanding!! The preserve is maintaining the natural resources. The beach is clean as well as the water.
Keller_C, May 2021
If you can, book this!! Mark, our driver was fantastic. The experience is a once in a lifetime treat!! It is a perfect family excursion, too! It’s one your whole clan can enjoy!
Sarah H, Jul 2019
This option is just transport and snorkel hire. We did the 11am time, would definitely reccomend the earlier time slots, as the line was enormous. Great time had though.