FAQ|Hawaii Oahu Adventure Tours, Hanauma Bay tour by HOP


Frequently Asked Questions(FAQ)

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How can you find our vehicles?


 All of our vehicles will have a logo (HOP) on the side of the vehicles. We have a variety of vehicles ranging from a 28 passenger white mini bus and well as 14 passenger vans. Our driver call you out by your last name at your specfic meeting point.


Hanauma Bay

Are there restrooms and changing rooms at Hanauma Bay?

Yes there are a total of 4 restrooms at Hanauma Bay. There is two on the upper level and two on the beach area. The main restroom on the beach has a outside shower and a changing room.



Can I still snorkel even though I can not swim?

Yes you can snorkel even though you can not swim. There are many swallow areas to snorkel in which you can stand. We provide life jackets in which can help you float in the water. Although we recommend that you be cautious and stay in the shallow end at all times. 



Do you have prescription masks available for people who have vision problems?

We have corrective vision mask available for rent at our shop for $6.00. We have a variety of corrective vision masks available.



What time is best to go to Hanauma Bay?

The earlier the better. Hanauma Bay can get crowded during peak seasons(summer and winter),the earlier pick up time (7am) is recommended to avoid the long line to enter the bay. The wait time can be as long as 60 minutes when it is crowded. Hanauma Bay usually starts to get busy around 9:00am and around 11:00am the beach gets pretty crowded. 


What are the return times for Hanauma Bay ?

The pick up times from Hanauma Bay are 11:45am, 1:15pm, and 2:45pm. You will get back to your hotel around 12:45pm, 2:00pm, and 3:30pm. You may choose any of these times on the day of the tour. 


How much is the entrance fee?

The entrance fee is $7.50 for adults, and free for those 12 and younger. 


What else can I rent before I get to Hanauma Bay?

Our tour includes a dry snorkel, fins, life jacket and a beach mat. We also provide optional upgrade rental items as: Beach Chairs, Corrective-Vision Mask, Cooler Box for $6.00, and Wet Suits and Beach Umbrella for $10.00


Are there lockers at Hanauma bay?

Yes there are lockers at Hanauma Bay but it cost $8.00 for a small locker and $10 for a bigger one. We have lockers in our snorkel shop in which you may use if available.


Is there a clock on the beach?

No there is no clock down on the beach. You will have to provide your own means to tell the time. We recommend bring a waterproof watch with you or you can ask around what time is it. There are two lifeguards and as well as staff of Hanauma Bay.


Can I buy food at Hanauma Bay?

Yes. There is a snack shop next to the entrance of Hanauma Bay. I would recommend to buy food at the snack shop before you enter the bay because there is a long walk from the beach to the snack shop.


What temperature is the water? Do I need a wetsuit?

The summer water temperature averages 80 F and the winter water temperature averages 75 F. Depending on the wind and rain, a wetsuit could greatly increase snorkel enjoyment. Rentals can be decided at the shop on the day of your reservation.


Are there any dangerous animals at the bay?

Sharks do not come inside the inner reef of the bay. While they may be in the outer reef, sightings are extremely rare.

Jellyfish occasionally are present at the bay. Please be cautious when swimming in the ocean with jellyfish. When jellyfish are in the bay the lifeguards will have signs posted as a warning.

Eels are frequently seen in the bay. While bites are uncommon, they become aggressive when they feel threatened. Please respect them and observe from a safe distance.



Hawaii East Oahu Adventure Tours, Hanauma Bay tour by HOP