Hānauma Bay Nature Preserve

100 Hānauma Bay Rd.
Honolulu, HI 96825- Map It
Phone: (808) 396-4229

AAA Editor Notes

H&#257;nauma Bay Nature Preserve is just off SR 72 (Kalaniana&#8216;ole Hwy.) at 100 H&#257;nauma Bay Rd., following signs. Shuttle service to and from Waik&#299;k&#299; hotels is available for a fee. The preserve is in a remnant of a volcanic crater notched into the shore below Koko Head. The bay is a popular scuba diving, snorkeling, swimming and picnicking spot.</br>The Marine Education Center houses displays and interactive exhibits relating to the bay's inhabitants and geology. Implements used by the settlers also can be seen. A brief film about preserving the bay and other similar environments is required viewing.</br>Note: The collecting of souvenir coral or any other item is strictly forbidden. The parking lot often fills up early; visitors will not be admitted when the lot is full. Snorkeling equipment and locker rentals are available. Weekends tend to be less crowded than weekdays.</br>Picnicking is permitted. Food is available.</br>
$7.50; free (ages 0-12, active military and their families, and Hawai‘i residents with ID). Shuttle service (includes snorkeling equipment rental) $25.
$1 (cash only).
Hours: Wed.-Mon. 6 a.m.-7 p.m., Memorial Day weekend-Labor Day; Wed.-Mon. 6-6, rest of year. Closed Jan. 1 and Christmas.