General information about Hanauma Bay State Park
Getting out to Hanauma Bay State Park
You can drive out on your own it’s $1.00 to park, there are only 300 parking stalls – arrive EARLY.
The parking lot fills up early, around 7:00 or 7:30 am, and guarded by security for your protection.
If you drive out on your own you can rent snorkel gear at the bottom, beach level, for $20
A taxi will run about $40 one way & the #22 Bus cost $2.50 one way and take about 50 minutes.
Do I need to make a reservations??
Reservations are required for pick you up at your Waikiki hotel for our shuttle service.
If you plan to get to the bay on your own No reservations are needed – arrive early.
We have 3 round-trip Waikiki shuttle services that run daily:
Our $25 Shuttle times are 7:15am till 11:45 • 8:45am till 1:15 • 10:15am till 2:45am
Shuttle service includes round trip transportation and equipment (Fins, mask & snorkel)
When is Hanauma Bay Closed and what time does it open?
Hanauma Bay is closed every TUESDAY so that the fish and bay have 1 day of undisturbed rest.
The gates at the Hanauma Bay entrance Open at 6am and Close at 7pm daily.
The park is also closed on Christmas Day (25th) and New Years Day (1st)
What are the fees and cost at Hanauma Bay?
Everyone pays $7.50 per person to enter the Hanauma Bay. (Kids 12 & under are FREE)
Active Oahu military and local residents with proper state ID are also FREE.
Lockers are available on the beach level to secure your valuables – $8.00 small / $10 large.
Life jackets, vests and floaties are NOT available from the vendor at the bay due to liability reasons, please bring you own. However, if you book the shuttle service the vans have life vests, Umbrellas, chairs and cameras for rent or purchase, just ask the driver when he arrives.
Prescription mask/snorkel set, for nearsighted, available for $15 at the bay (-200 to -800)
There is a snack bar located at the upper level area of the park, right across from cashiers window.
Tram service between the upper level and the lower level ($1.00 down / $1.25 up)
Beach wheel chairs are available for free, see the volunteers at Hanauma Bay.
What do I need to bring with me?
Each person should bring a towel, swimsuit, sunscreen, and the park entrance fee of $7.50.
You may bring a small personal cooler with snacks or non alcoholic beverages – NO large coolers.
A little extra cash for the snack bar or the gift shop on the upper level for souvenirs.
A small gratuity for the drivers would be appreciated but not mandatory.