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Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) / Tor Johnson


April 27, 2021

Hours: entry allowed from 6:45 a.m. - 2 p.m. Wednesday - Sunday, visitors must leave by 4 p.m.

Price: parking fees - $3 for nonresidents / $1 for residents (with valid ID);

entry fee - $25 for non residents / free for residents (with valid ID) and children 12 years and younger

For many years, Hawaiian Royalty used Hanauma Bay for fishing and recreation, but in 1967 it was declared a protected marine life conservation area and underwater park. Hanauma Bay is now one of the premier destinations on Oahu if you want to snorkel with hundreds of tropical fish and marine life.


A new online reservation system in now available to help improve the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve visitor experience. Individuals can book an educational viewing showtime up to 48 hours prior to their visit. Reservation time slots are available in 10-minute increments, from 7 a.m. until 1:40 p.m., Wednesdays through Sundays and will remain open until the spaces are filled or until midnight the day before. Reservations can be made for up to 10 people at a time, consisting of no more than five children and/or five adults. Currently, reservations are made free of charge with entry and parking fees collected inside the nature preserve.

To accommodate members of the public without computer and internet access, walk-in or drive-in access without an online reservation will continue to be allowed. Face covering mandates apply at all times within the nature preserve.

For the latest information, call the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve main phone number at (808) 768-6861.

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