A brand new reservation system has just been implemented for Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve in Honolulu on Oahu. This new online reservation system allows visitors to book a specific time of arrival up to 48 hours in advance.Reservations are available in 10-minute increments starting at 7:00 a.m. and running to 1:30 p.m.
At the time of implementation, securing a reservation is free, but it is anticipated that it may eventually become a paid service. Though reservations are free, a parking fee of $3 per non-resident and $1 per resident is required. Additionally, non-residents of Hawaii are required to pay a $25 entry fee for each person ages 13 and up. Hawaii residents are allowed free entry with acceptable identification.
In addition to the reservation system, the park will continue to allow drive-in and walk-in visitors.
Currently the bay is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 6:45 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Entry is not allowed after 1:30 p.m. All visitors must exit by 4:00 p.m.
To review Hanauma Bay’s current policies, see this link. From there you can access the link to book online.
If you’d like a little preview of what this beautiful place is like, check out the Hanauma Bay video we created several years ago:
If you are unable to secure a reservation, another option is to book a guided-tour that usually includes transportation to Hanauma Bay, entrance fees, snorkel equipment, a guide and more. Here are some options that we are aware of:
- Aloha Beach Tour of Hanauma Bay
- Others to be determined