Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu

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#1 of 6,538 in Wildlife in United States
Must see · Water Body · Wildlife Area
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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  • Gorgeous cove on Oahu. That said, I came here right when it re-opened in early December and waited 2.5 hours in line on a Saturday AM to get in. I actually didn't mind the wait since the staff and...  more »
  • This place is not worth the headache of trying to get in, we got there at 6am and did what they asked we had 11 people and some wanted to drive in, so I waited in line like they told me, and when it.....  more »
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  • Get there early if you want to park there.
  • The fish was great. The coral however was washed white, not colorful. The scenery is awesome, with erupted volcano a while back. We always enjoy coming here.

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