Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve
Whether you bring your own snorkeling gear or rent it there, Hanauma Bay is a clean, safe way to view Hawaii's underwater inhabitants up close in this protected nature preserve. Even very young snorkelers can master this shallow snorkeling experience, where you can see brightly-colored fish to sea turtles and live coral. An exciting educational video about the importance of preserving beaches, animals, and coral reefs for future generations gives an air-conditioned start to your day at the bay. If you have small children in your group, then the hike up and down the steep paved path to the bay may be challenging; luckily, a jolly trolly travels up and down the hill every half hour. Free entry with local ID.