Fun at Hanauma Bay

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Hanauma Bay in East Oahu.  Parking in the lot costs $1.00.

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Ticket Office.  Hawaii residents and stationed military and children 12 years and younger are admitted for FREE.  All others pay $7.50.

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Theater where we watched a 15 minute video about the bay.  If you plan to visit again within the year, you have to write your name on a tablet in the theater, and you will then be permitted to skip the video on your return trip.

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Tram. We paid $2.00 for unlimited round trips to and from the beach during the day.  This was convenient for those who wanted to buy food and drinks from the snack bar up on the hill and bring them down to the beach to eat.

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Some people preferred to walk for free.

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End of the tram ride to the beach.

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Mask:  $5.00

Snorkel:  $5.00

Fins:  $2.00

Locker:  $7.00

You can save money by bringing your own gear and taking turns watching your valuables on the beach.

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Snorkelers.  We saw lots of beautiful, colorful fish!

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David washes off the sand and then goes to the restroom to change into dry clothing.

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I was so glad we caught the tram going up the hill.  Hiking would have been too difficult for me.

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Snack Bar on top of the hill:  Rainbow shave ice!  Refreshing!

What a fun day we spent at Hanauma Bay!  Where will we be next Sunday?

12 Responses to “Fun at Hanauma Bay”

  1. DrumMajor Says:

    I always wondered how folks got down to the bay. Sounds like a trip to WalMart to buy gear or a cheap underwater camera would save some pennies. Mahalo for sharing. DrumMajor

  2. Suzanne Says:

    Hanauma Bay looks beautiful. What a great Sunday.

  3. Henry Hank Chapin Says:

    I love the way there is so much to see UNDERWATER at Hanauma Bay. Because fishing is not allowed, the fish have discovered this and they are everywhere. These fish are akamai (smart). The bay is a bit shallow in close and, supposedly, one is supposed to avoid standing on the coral, but I never saw how that’s possible unless one swims out farther. It’s all dead coral in close anyway. Hanauma Bay is a world class destination, and I haven’t been there in years since they made it harder to negotiate the place.

  4. Christine Says:

    how wonderful and right in your backyard so to speak, North Americans pay thousands of dollars to do this on vacation! Good for you both!

  5. SchmidleysScribbling Says:

    A beautiful place. We walked up and down the hill to our camp site. Still have photos of my kids all damp from three days of camping. Looks like you guys went on a beautiful day. Dianne

  6. palolo Says:

    I wish you had an underwater camera to take pictures of the fish. Looked like a real fun day.

  7. Linda Reeder Says:

    Well now, that’s a contrast to our environment and activities over here on the mainland in the PNW!

  8. NRIGirl Says:

    Fun indeed! What was the temperature like?

  9. Arti Says:

    Such fun!! I would love to have that rainbow icecream 🙂 Looks delicious!!
    Hope your sundays are spent like this!
    Have a lovely week Gigi 🙂

  10. Kay's Musings Says:

    I haven’t been there in such a long time. I thought the parking was supposed to be really crowded. Love all the photos.

  11. Grannymar Says:

    great photos and fun to look at on a dark wet and miserable day in my neck of the woods today!

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