Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in Honolulu

100 Hanauma Bay Drive ueber Kalanianaole Highway

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve

Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve is a nature lover's paradise. Located on the coast of Honolulu, the bay is home to over 400 species of fish, making it one of the best spots for snorkeling in the world. The bay was formed by a volcanic eruption over 32,000 years ago and has since become a natural preserve, protected by the state of Hawaii.

In the late 1800s, Hanauma Bay was known as a popular destination for picnicking, fishing, and even target practice for the military during World War II. Today, it is a popular location for tourists of all ages to explore the natural wonder of Hawaii. Visitors often spend hours snorkeling through the bay's clear, warm waters, taking in the vibrant marine life. In addition to snorkeling, visitors can also enjoy educational exhibits about local marine life, as well as guided tours that delve deeper into the area's ecology and history.