How long is the Hanauma Bay video?
Visitors who arrive at Hanauma Bay will have to watch a mandatory 9-minute safety video that educates about reef safety, proper snorkeling technique, and how visitors can avoid damaging the corals. Then, it’s a short but steep 10-minute walk from the Visitor Center on the upper cliffs down to the beach.
Why was Hanauma Bay closed?
City and County of Honolulu officials today have closed Hanauma Bay and posted warning signs at beaches in Waikiki and at Nanakuli Beach Park due to an influx of box jellyfish in those areas.
Has there ever been a shark in Hanauma Bay?
There are some sharks in the bay, even though it is a popular tourist attraction. However, the sharks in Hanauma Bay are reef sharks and are only about 4 feet long. They don’t feed on humans and there has never been any shark attack in the bay.
Is there a time limit at Hanauma Bay?
The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve (HBAY) is open to the public Wednesdays through Sundays, with entry allowed from 6:45 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. All HBAY visitors must leave the nature preserve by 4 p.m., with the beach being cleared at 3:30 p.m. This schedule is subject to change at any time.
When did Hanauma Bay reopen?
The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve reopened to the public on Dec. 9. The Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, a popular snorkeling and swimming destination on Oahu, reopened on Dec. 9 with new protocols that include limiting the number of visitors.
How do you pronounce Hanauma?
Hanauma Bay The correct pronunciation, since the Hawaiian word does not contain an okina, is actually “Ha-now-mah.”
How fast does Hanauma Bay sell out?
Online reservations can be made two days in advance starting at 7:00am (HST) – that’s Hawaii Standard Time – and will sell out in minutes. Once the reservations have been made, no changes are allowed and you’ll need to make sure to bring your ID with you on the day for confirmation upon entry.
What part of Oahu has the most shark attacks?
Shark attacks on Oahu
- Makaha Beach while surfing, 100 years from shore in August.
- Haleiwa (4), most while on a boat tour, a few miles from shore in May and September.
- Kaiwi Channel (3) while swimming, 11-12 miles from shore in March, April, and July.
Can you bring alcohol to Hanauma Bay?
There isn’t much shade at Hanauma Bay, but if you get there earl you might be able to get a spot under one of the palm trees. You are also allowed to bring a small personal cooler with snacks or non-alcoholic beverages. Large coolers are not allowed.
Can I enter Hanauma Bay without reservation?
HONOLULU — Visitors will now be required to make reservations and pay an online fee of $25 per person to visit one of the state’s most popular sites. Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will begin the online fee system for everyone 13 and older except Hawaiʻi residents beginning Wednesday, Dec. 1.
Why is it so hard to get tickets to Hanauma Bay?
The City says it is because the demand has been incredibly high. Hanauma Bay attracted some 3,000 people daily pre-pandemic. “To have a thousand spots disappear or get filled up like that, that’s really possible?” asked KHON2.
Is Hanauma Bay free before 7am?
We went early to catch some good pictures of sunrise and had the unexpected surprise of free admission and parking! Highly recommend an early start!