is home to over 300 species of fish, with 25% of the State’s marine life unique to Hawaii. As one of South Shore Oahu
’s most famous attractions, the bay is shielded from incoming waves and is ideal for snorkeling. From the scenic lookout above the bay, there are views in all directions the Pacific Ocean, beaches and island landscapes. “Hana” means “bay” and “uma” means curved in Hawaiian. “Uma” can also refer to the curved stem of a canoe and hand-wrestling.
is closed Tuesdays.
was declared a protected Marine Life Conservation Area and underwater park in 1967. In the 1980s, about 10,000 people visited Hanauma Bay
every day. That’s a lot of people! Today less than half visit this popular bay. In fact, the City & County of Honolulu introduced an admission fee, prohibited fish feeding and limited the number of visitors per day to enter Hanauma Bay