Welcome to Hanauma Bay


The bay is a park and a nature preserve. It is hugely popular; to beat the crowds, arrive as soon as the park opens.


Top experiences in Hanauma Bay

Hanauma Bay activities

$38 Kid Friendly

Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour

Hanauma Bay Oahu Nature Preserve is a natural crescent beach in the sunken caldera of an extinct volcano. The bay is protected by the volcanic formation and the waters are famously clear, providing the ideal environment to spot fish and other marine wildlife.The City and County of Honolulu's Marine Educational Center at Hanauma Bay Hawaii features marine displays of wildlife in the bay, an educational video theater and other facilities. It's mandatory that you watch the video in order to be informed about the bay's geological and historical background before taking Hanauma Bay tours, and the importance of protecting Hanauma Bay for future visitors.Please note: the listed price does not include a $7.50 USD per person entrance fee into Hanauma Bay.

$104.77 Day Trips & Excursions

Oahu Circle Island Small Group Tour

Diamond HeadThis iconic Waikiki landmark was formed 300,000 years ago when the volcano erupted. As these materials settled, they cemented together into a rock called tuff, creating the crater. Your guide will explain the geologic and military history of the world famous Diamond Head Crater while you enjoy the view of surfers in the waves. Learn about some of the history of these beautiful homes surrounding this impressive landmark. (No strenuous summit hike.)Hanauma BayThis iconic bay is a highlight for many in Hawaii. Your guide will talk about the geologic formation of the bay. Your group will have an opportunity to take pictures of the bay and stroll the grassy park area at the top of Hanauma Bay.Halona BlowholeAt the Halona Blowhole (meaning peering place or place to lookout), water can shoot up to 30 feet into the air. The reason the water shoots into the air here is due to small caves along the coast with an opening at the top. During the winter we may view whales along the coast. On a clear day we can see Lanai, Maui and Kahoolawe.Macadamia nut farmHere at the Macadamia nut farm, guests will be able to crack open a Macadamia nut to sample the raw nut. There are also Macadamia nut samples, a gift shop, and Kona coffee samples. Kualoa RanchBreathtakingly beautiful ranch on the windward side of Oahu. The ranch consists of three valleys: Kaʻaʻawa Valley, Kualoa Valley, and Hakipu’u Valley. Guests will have time to see the petting zoo, take pictures of the beautiful ranch and visit the gift shop. More than 50 movies and TV shows have been filmed at Kualoa over the years, since the 1966 Elvis Presley film Paradise, Hawaiian Style. Kualoa has also been a film location for Jurassic Park, Jurassic World, 50 First Dates, You, Me and Dupree, Hawaii Five-0, Mighty Joe Young, Pearl Harbor, Windtalkers, Godzilla, and Lost.Kualoa Beach “Secret Beach”Your guide will show you this beautiful protected beach for some great pictures of Chinaman’s Hat and Kualoa Ranch. Walk along the beach for a picture, feel the warm sand between your toes and relax.Kahuku Shrimp truckThis stop allows you to try the famous shrimp of Kahuku in a plate lunch.Sunset Beach, North ShoreSunset Beach is a great place to watch the surfers in the winter. It is known for beautiful sunsets and nice sand.Historic Haleiwa, North ShoreGuests spend time shopping, getting shave ice, and enjoying local food in this old plantation town. Spend some time at the famous Matsumoto’s Shaved ice for an island classic: Shave Ice.Dole Pineapple PlantationAt the Dole Pineapple Plantation you will see what a pineapple plant looks like, how to cut a pineapple, and how chocolate is grown and harvested. Learn about the famous dole family and enjoy the famous Dole Whip treat.

$94.95 Kid Friendly

Oahu 'Beautiful Hawaii' Photography Tour with Tantalus Lookout

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productStop At: Tantalus Lookout Puu Ualakaa State Park, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiOur first stop is great for getting to know each other and get a better understanding of how to take the best photos during the trip. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Nu‘uanu Pali LookoutThe best view of the windward side hands down. You will be blown away by these views, literally. It's very very windy up here. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Koolaus Mountains, Oahu, HawaiiWe found a local spot where you can enjoy the protected mountain range without anyone else around. You have never seen anything like this before in your life. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Waimanalo Beach, Waimanalo, Oahu, HawaiiVoted the best beach in the United States. This is a beach you should not mss but also, never disclose its location :)Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Ono Steaks and Shrimp ShackUnreal local food awaits you. Every person that joins our tours gets the opportunity to indulge themselves at this amazing hidden gem. Duration: 45 minutesStop At: Makapu'u Point, Oahu, HawaiiTake in the beauty at our favorite location. The colors will amaze you. Ask your guide to help you capture panoramics here. Duration: 20 minutesStop At: Halona Blowhole, Oahu, HawaiiWatch this lava tube spot out ocean water over 50 feet high. Also a great place to look for wildlife such as whales and turtlesDuration: 20 minutesStop At: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiWe visit a great vantage point to capture a panoramic photo of this amazing bayDuration: 20 minutes

$38 Shore Excursions

Oahu Shore Excursion: Hanauma Bay Snorkeling

Take a snorkel break while docked in Honolulu at the spectacularly beautiful Hanauma Bay. The Hanauma Bay Oahu Nature Preserve is a natural crescent beach in the sunken caldera of an extinct volcano. The bay is protected by the volcanic formation and the waters are famously clear, providing the ideal environment to spot fish and other marine wildlife.Your tour begins with pickup at central location, located 6 minutes away from the Port of Honolulu. When you arrive at Hanauma Bay, you will have ample free time to snorkel, lounge on the beach and play in the warm waters. Snorkel gear, including a high-quality dive mask, snorkel and fins, is included.The City and County of Honolulu's Marine Educational Center at Hanauma Bay features marine displays of wildlife in the bay, an educational video theater and other facilities. Before anyone starts a Hanauma Bay tour, it's mandatory to watch the video in order to be informed about the bay's geological and historical background and to learn the importance of protecting Hanauma Bay for future visitors.Worry-free Shore Excursion:We will ensure your excursion ends with ample time for you to return to the Honolulu port for your ship’s departure. In the extremely unlikely event your ship has departed, we will arrange for transportation to the next port-of-call. If your ship is delayed and you are unable to attend this activity, your money will be refunded. See our terms and conditions for full details.

$320 Air, Helicopter & Balloon Tours

Complete Island Eco Helicopter Small-Group Tour from Oahu

Nothing is more seductive than beautiful Waikiki Beach, except a beautiful tour above Waikiki Beach. Enjoy lilting Hawaiian music through Bose aviation, grade noise, canceling headsets, while your expert Blue Hawaiian pilot, a State of Hawaii certified tour guide, lifts you gently into the blue skies of Oahu. Cruise past such framed hotels as the Royal Hawaiian, the Halekulani, the Moana Surfrider, and more. See the gorgeous tableau of Waikiki's white sands, palm trees, and gentle surf, framed against the majestic volcanic crater of Diamond Head.Yet Waikiki Beach is just the beginning of Oahu's countless treasures. The scenery of this unique island has appeared in scores of Hollywood films and television series, such as Pearl Harbor, Jurassic Park, The Lost World, George of the Jungle, Pirates of the Caribbean III, Lost and more. In fact, Blue Hawaiian flew aerial photography for all of these blockbuster productions, and for many more film and television projects across the Hawaiian Islands.So get ready, because a succession of stunning sights, like a string of glittering pearls, awaits you: Honolulu Harbor, graced by picturesque Aloha Tower, heart-tugging Punchbowl, the National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific, and the splendid crescent of Hanauma Bay. Gliding eastward, it's like you've gone to another world: a world that truly can be appreciated only from the panoramic cockpit of an Eco-Star helicopter. Appreciate this spectacular coastline, the Makapuu Point and lighthouse, Mount Olomana, legendary "Chinaman's Hat" (proper name, Mokoli'i), and the soaring Nuuani Pali where Blue Hawaiian helped capture some of the most powerful images in the film Pearl Harbor and the lust and dense Nuuanu Valley Rainforest. Then it's time to see the breathtaking coastline of Sacred Falls and the expansive Dole Pineapple Plantations. Finally, no tour of Oahu would be complete without the inspirational nostalgia of Pearl Harbor. Here is the emotions epicenter of American pride in our nation's endurance and ultimate victory in World War II, with its haunting Arizona Memorial - a symbol of the beginning of the way - and the mighty U.S.S. Missouri, where the surrender was signed. Every year, millions of people make a timeless pilgrimage of gratitude and homage to this hallowed place, yet now you can see it all with the perspective you can only get from the air. Unforgettable.

$114.80 Tours & Sightseeing

Majestic Circle Island from Ko Olina

ItineraryThis is a typical itinerary for this productPass By: E Noa Tours, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiHome basePass By: Diamond Head State Monument, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiSoon the eastern shores of Oahu will appear as you circle Diamond Head Crater.Pass By: Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Honolulu, Oahu, HawaiiAs we continue our tour, you’ll witness one of the most photographed places on Oahu. You’ve arrived at beautiful Hanauma Bay. This coral reef and marine sanctuary protects a wide array of sea creaturesStop At: Halona Blowhole, Oahu, HawaiiOther natural wonders include molten lava tubes. They shoot ocean sprays 30 feet in the air as waves crash against the shoreline.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Nu’uanu Pali, Oahu, HawaiiThis is where King Kamehameha battled to unite the Hawaiian Islands.Duration: 1 hourStop At: Byodo-In Temple, Kaneohe, Oahu, HawaiiYou’ll find yourself in a mountain cleft gazing at the Byodo-In Temple. This remarkable structure commemorates the 100-year anniversary of the first Japanese immigrants.Duration: 1 hourPass By: North Shore, Oahu, HawaiiView some of the worlds best surfing spots.Stop At: Waimea Valley, Haleiwa, Oahu, HawaiiMoving on, we’ll visit Waimea Valley. Led by your E Noa guide you will explore an ancient Hawaiian ahupua`a filled with tropical flowers, trees and birds. See historic sites along the way up to Waimea Valley’s 45’ waterfall, where you can swim. *Please bring swimwear and towel if planning on swimming, signed waiver required if swimming.Duration: 2 hoursStop At: Dole Plantation, Wahiawa, Oahu, HawaiiNext, we’ll journey to Dole Plantation with its rows of pineapple and sugarcane. Your E Noa guide will share the rich agricultural history of Oahu. And you’ll learn how the sweet and prickly pineapple became Hawaii’s symbol of hospitality.Duration: 2 hours

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