Take a shuttle from Waikiki and hike the famous Diamond Head Crater, the most popular hiking trail on Oahu! Enjoy breathtaking views of Waikiki and Honolulu.
Hanauma Bay Snorkeling
Starting at $44.95 | A Stunning Natural Wonder, A "Must See!"
The most convenient and reliable transportation service from Waikiki to Hanauma Bay.
Operation Days: Wednesday-Sunday, except Monday and Tuesdays, Christmas & New Year’s Day.
- Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 5:50 a.m.
- Shuttle Return Time (back in Waikiki): 12 p.m.
- Shuttle Departure Time (from Waikiki): 7:30 a.m.
- Shuttle Return Time (back in Waikiki): 1:30 p.m.
- Child (12 and under)
Description/Overview: With its diverse population of marine life, as well as a large and rich coral reef, Hanauma Bay was declared an official protected Marine Life Conservation Area and underwater park in 1967, making this stunning natural wonder a “must see!” For anyone wanting to experience the best of Oahu, this is a tour that should not be missed!
Within the bay’s calm waters, you can swim through a coral reef with more than 450 species of vibrant tropical fish, a quarter of which are native to Hawaii.
Past customer Marcus writes, “The water is very clear once you get away from the beach. … You can feel the waves but it is a very easy swim.”
Tour package: Includes round-trip transportation from Waikiki (about 30 minutes each way), professional-grade, sanitized equipment (silicon-tempered mask, J-type snorkel, and endurance vinyl acetate fins), and expert instruction. Mask defogger is also available upon request.
We strongly encourage customers to book the earliest time available which is the 6 AM time, if that time is not available and you would like to do the later time please book a separate reservation with the state park https://www.honolulu.gov/parks-hbay/home.html for a time between 8:00-8:30 AM. If you are not able to secure tickets for the park there are walk-in tickets that you may purchase when you arrive. The times are based on first come first serve, therefore there will be a wait to enter the park.
Note: $25 admission charge to Hanauma Bay is not included,must bring CASH for the admission ticket. The entrance fee is waived for children under 13, members of the military (ID required), and for residents of Hawaii with proof of residency.
Optional snorkeling accessories are available for an additional cost – including underwater cameras, dry snorkels, corrective lens masks, and flotation vests – or you can bring your own gear if you prefer.
Inclusions: Round-trip transportation from Waikiki with snorkel equipment.
What to Bring & What to Wear: Cash for the entrance fee, swimsuit, a towel, sunscreen, hat, and sunglasses recommended.
As a courtesy reminder please do not eat food in our shuttle and/or bring any drinks to be consumed inside
Cancellation Policy: Any changes or cancellations must be made at least 48 HOURS prior to your reservation. Failure to cancel in less than 24 hours before your scheduled tour will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount onto your CREDIT CARD. To cancel, please call Kaimana Tours at (808) 392-2223 or (808) 230-0023, or email us at [email protected] Every canceled tour will receive a cancellation confirmation email.
Unfortunately, if the van doesn’t meet its required number of guests it will NOT operate. We will contact you as soon as possible if that is the case.
Book under our “Snorkel Gear and Beach Rental” section
Terms & Conditions
- Drinks and food are available for purchase at the park.
- Optional snorkeling accessories are available for an additional cost: Underwater cameras, dry snorkels, prescription masks, and flotation vests.
- Hanauma Bay State Park requires that all visitors watch a 10-minute video about safety and conservation.
- Operates Rain or Shine but
- Can be subject to cancellation if the weather is extreme.
- Any loss or damage to the snorkeling equipment is subject to charge.
Wear your bathing suit when you go to Hanauma Bay for snorkeling.
Admission is collected on location by the State of Hawaii and all proceeds go toward the upkeep of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.
No, this is a self-guided tour and you will not have a guide with you.
No, this is mainly a shuttle transport and snorkel equipment rental service. Please be careful and take any responsible precautions if you are not a strong swimmer.
Yes, they are available, but cost an additional fee to be paid upon check-in. Please indicate during booking so we can secure your arrangements.