Here is a selection of the most recent reviews of the Hanauma Bay Snorkeling Adventure Half-Day Tour submitted by actual travelers. Read what travelers liked, what they loved, and what they thought could be improved.
Great Place to snorkel!!!!!Reviewed by: mela, May 2013
AMAZING. Should not be missed.Reviewed by: Jill S, May 2013
Great relaxing day! We want to visit the wonderful paradise again. :)Reviewed by: Henry L, April 2013
Hanauma Bay itself was AWESOME!!! Most definitely a must if you are in Honolulu. But I would not buy this package. Too much driving involved: they don't drive you directly to and from the Bay, first they take you to their office and outfit you with gear and try to upsell you the extras (life vests, floatation belts, no water snorkels, etc). Then they take you to the bay in another vehicle and drop you off at the bus/taxi area. The entrance fee to the park is NOT included, $7.50, neither is the trolley ticket down and up the hillside, $2.00. It would be more cost effective to take the bus for $2.00, rent the equipment in the park, pay the $7.50 and buy your trolley tickets.Reviewed by: Devton E, April 2013
As far as the company who did the pick up and drop offs, they were very nice. My disappointment was the bay itself. It is beautiful from the top looking down over it. Everyone should see it at least once. I went to snorkel of course. So, I guess I went when it was on a cloudy windy day and it was low tide. Because the water was so shallow when I was there I was not able to see much of the reef life, every time I got close to going over a reef I knew I was going to rub against it and that is a BIG NO NO! For good reason, to protect the reef and its marine ecosystem. Because of the wind the life guards were on alert and telling people not to go out past the buoys for safety reasons. I feel the experience would have been better over all if I had gone on a less windy day and on a higher tide. I would like to note on here that I felt that even though they stressed not touching the reefs that people were disrespectful and did so anyway. If people want to continue for there to be a reef there to see maybe they should have more respect for the ecosystem and obey the rules that are put there for a reason.Reviewed by: Lindsay T, April 2013