See lots of turtles and schools of colorful tropical fish on our guided snorkel tour in Hanauma Bay,Hawaii
Hanauma Bay is a Marine Nature Preserve with over 350 species of tropical fish and lots of green sea turtles.
Small snorkel groups with 5 people to one instuctor maximum on our tours.
Great marine life photos opportunites.
Our PADI scuba
instructors will take you to the best coral reef areas in Hanauma Bay, Oahu Hawaii to see turtles and schools of Hawaii tropical fish.
This tour travels along the scenic west coast, where you have the opportunity to passively observe spinner dolphins, Hawaiian sea turtles, and tropical fish.
Hanauma Bay Guided Snorkel Tour
Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is the most popular snorkel destination in Hawaii. The Hanauma Bay crater was formed by volcanic eruption 32, 000 years ago. There are over 350 speices of tropical fish living in Hanauma Bay and many Hawaii geen sea turtles. Hanauma Bay has an average of 3, 000 visitors a day. There is a nine minute educational video that all visitors must see before entering Hanauma Bay. The video covers the creation of Hanauma Bay and how to protect the reef and Hawaii eco system. The video also covers some safety features about snorkeling and some potential dangerous areas of the bay.
Our Hanauma Bay Dive Tours scuba instructors are well aware of all the possible dangerous ares of the bay and take our customers to the safest most interesting areas in the bay on our guided snorkel tours or scuba dives. Every day ocean conditions are different and there are many factors that we use to decide where to take our customers for the best Hanauma Bay snorkel or scuba diving experience.
There are many snorkel tours that are not guided. These tours provide a mask, snorkel and fins and drop you off at the bay and pick you up a couple of hours later. These tours are much cheaper than ours and are offered six days a week. Hanauma Bay is closed on Tuesday. Hanauma Bay Dive Tours obtain permits from the State Department of Parks and Recreation which allows us to bring in five people with one instructor on Mondays, Wednesdays, Thursdays and Fridays. We are not allowed to work on week ends and Hawaii State Holidays. We do not have to wait in line to get into the park because we have these permits. The wait in line can be very long during peak seasons. We also are allowed into Hanauma Bay when the parking lot is full.
If you would like a small personalized tour of Hanauma Bay, Hanauma Bay Dive Tours snorkel tour is for you. Our average tour size is 4 people with one instructor. If we have a group larger than 5 people we use two instructors. Ten people is the largest group we will do with two instructors in the group. We usually see turtles and schools of many tropical fish on our tours. Please look at our Face Book page or Trip Advisor to see photos, videos and comments on our tour. Hanauma Bay Dive Tours has been in business since 2003 and a member of the Hawaii Visitors Convention Bureau. We hope you can join us in the future. Aloha
Hanauma Bay is currently unavailable for commercial activities due to government COVID closures. Please check out our boat snorkeling tours and scuba dives that are departing daily.
As of October 28, 2021 it is illegal to swim with wild dolphins.
Turtle Canyons Snorkel Excursions
Enjoy a trip along the Waikiki Coast to Turtle Canyons snorkeling site. This spot is known for the large numbers of sea turtles that float above the reef while the reef fish swim around them and clean their shells. When the turtles come up to breath they can even be seen by spectators relaxing on the boat! After you have gotten your fill of snorkeling climb back onboard and relax in the sun with complimentary snack and beverages. Kick back and watch out for spinner dolphins and humpback whales (whales sighted in winter months December to April) while you cruise back to the harbor. Driving Directions will be included in your confirmation email to the boat at Kewalo Basin, 1125 Ala Moana Blvd, Slip B1, Honolulu, HI 96814.