Visit Oahu's top attractions in one day! Snorkel at Hanauma Bay and get a ride for a self-guided hike to Diamond Head, Makapuu Lighthouse or Manoa Falls.
Prepare to be shuttled on a day of hiking at Diamond Head Crater, Makapuu Lighthouse or Manoa Falls and then snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. The iconic Diamond Head Crater, the focal point of Waikiki offers stunning views from its summit, and Makapuu Lighthouse is one of the best locations to see the sights of East Oahu. You also have the option to hike through the jungle forests of Manoa Falls. After your hike, or hikes, you are off to Hanauma Bay, where beach lovers can experience one of Hawaii's top snorkeling destinations with its large and rich coral reef and diverse population of marine life.
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Price & Options
Infants under 2 years old are free, but will need to be seated on an adult's lap during transportation and will need to be carried during the hike.
Guests with exhaustion are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests with heart and cardiovascular issues are not permitted to participate in this activity.
Guests who are pregnant are not permitted to participate in this activity.
This activity is not wheelchair accessible.
If less than 4 participants are booked, the activity may not operate.
Children of all ages can participate in this activity.
Guests should not have serious fear of heights (acrophobia).
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Closed toe shoes
Admission fee to Hanauma Bay is not included in the price. Guests (13 years and over) are required to pay a fee of $7.50 per person, to be paid by cash or credit card at Hanauma Bay upon check-in. Children 12 years and under are free but must be present at the Admission Window to receive a free ticket.
Participants are required to sign a liability waiver at the time of check-in.
Lockers are available for a fee.
Any lost snorkeling equipment is subject to charge and will be collected by the activity provider in cash.
Hanauma Bay is closed Tuesdays and all State Holidays.
Transportation is not available from Ko Olina Hotels, Turtle Bay Resort, or the Kahala Resort and Spa. If you are staying at one of these locations your pick-up will be scheduled at the nearest Waikiki hotel possible.
Please make sure to bring all necessary items if you book the combo tour package. The driver will not drop-off in Waikiki until the end of the tour.
The driver only has 15 minutes to park at Hanauma Bay, therefore equipment and departure pick up instructions will be briefed during this time.
Drivers may have to return to Waikiki in order to pick up additional guests before going to the second destination. Please allow for delays in the case of a re-route of the tour vehicle.
The activity schedule is subject to change or cancellation due to weather or traffic conditions.
Gratuity is not included in the price.
Drinks and meals are available for purchase
There are no guides on this activity.
Frequently Asked Questions
What should I wear to this activity?
For hiking Diamond Head, wear comfortable clothing suitable for hiking stairs and tennis shoes. Also, wear your bathing suit when you go to Hanauma Bay for snorkeling.
Is this a guided tour?
No, this is a self guided tour and you will not have a guide with you.
Can I bring my own snacks and drinks?
Yes, but water is provided for you.
Is this activity suitable for children?
Yes, definitely, kids love to explore both locations.
Can we schedule our Hanauma Bay and Diamond Head shuttles on different days?
No. The Hanauma Bay and Diamond Head Hike was combined as one package for a discounted rate. If you wish to do the activities on different days, you can do so by booking the tours separately. See Recommended Links for details.
What is the difficulty level of the hike?
The hike is rated Easy to Moderate with a 1.6mi (2.6km) round-trip hike that gains 560 feet of elevation. The hiking trail can be steep and uneven in some areas, and the last 1/10 of a mile is a steep staircase.
Is giving a tip (gratuity) required?
Gratuity is never required, but if you enjoyed your experience a tip is always greatly appreciated!
Why isn't the admission price to Hanauma Bay included in the tour cost?
Admission is collected on location by the State of Hawaii and all proceeds go toward the upkeep of Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve.
When is Hanauma Bay closed?
Hanauma Bay is closed for all Tuesdays, as well state and federal holidays. Please click here for the Hawaii State Holiday Schedule.
Do I need to know how to swim to participate?
While it is not required, it is highly recommended to know how to swim. Flotation devices are not provided, so please use caution if you are a non-swimmer.
Would use them again! Knowledgeable, courteous, on time.
Was a great experience. Really enjoyed both the walk up Diamond Head and snorkeling at Hanauma Bay. Plenty of time allowed for bot...h activities. Saw several turtles and lots of pretty fish. The 2 drivers we had were both very friendly, helpful and informative. The driver even stopped and recommended we buy a Portuguese donut which was really tasty. Fantastic day and well worth doing with no hassle of trying to drive/park yourself more
This was the best service as we had transportation to and from each site and enough time to enjoy both. Hiking Diamond Head was a... cool event to see the site and read about the history. Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay was awesome got to swim right next to huge parrot fish and other and plenty of time to sun bathe on the beach. All in all it was worth the money and I would do it again. Thanks more
The drivers were so informative and kind! I felt secure knowing when pick ups and drop offs were and that they were always there o...n time, also having the freedom of my activities was great! No guides or groups, just able to go at my own snorkeling and hiking. Would highly recommend! more
A whole days worth of fun for a bargain! Highly recommended
We did the Diamondhead hike and Hanauma bay snorkel. Transportation to Diamondhead , from diamond head to the bay and from the ba...y to the hotel were all prompt. Diamond head was a nice walk, wear sneakers and need good mobility for unlevel surfaces and stairs.The view was great. I saw a huge assortment fish at Hanauma Bay. The information on the excursion did not include there is a 7.50 per person charge for Hanauma Bay. It is on their confirmation letter but should also be on the website. more
I have a very good time doing this combo activity. I really enjoy the hikes to Diamond Head Crater and Makapuu Lighthouse, the vie...ws were breathtaking, amazing and gorgeous views from the top. I was really delighted with everything. The driver was very nice and he keep us all the time very well informed about everything we pass while we were on the van and he explained everything very well.Hanauma Bay is one of the more incredible beaches I visited in the past very beautiful, clean and I cant wait to came back there again. more
Perfect! for a low price you'll get to see two major attractions on Oahu. Mainly it is just transportation, so dont expect a ...tour with narration. But it is ok, places speak for themselves. Hanauma bay is beyond expectations. Take 8.30 tour, it is less crowded at that time. Enjoy snorkelling. Equipment is provided, just pay the admission fee of 7.5 more
The drivers were super nice and seemed genuinely friendly. Both destinations were must sees. There was a traffic jam coming out of... the crater that delayed us so they gave us extra time snorkelling at hanauma and a free camera! The delay gave us the opportunity to watch a humpback whale mother and calf playing in the mouth of the bay. We had a spectacular day. more
We really enjoyed our hikes and hanauma bay. I would highly recommend this activity.
The diamond head was a great 2 mile hike. You can see the fantastic view of Honolulu. My boyfriend proposed to me at the top of th...e crater. Hanauma Bay was a great trip as well, be sure to bring plenty of sunscreen though! more
I was my first time to hike for 2 mountains in 1 day. it worth you experience. the view on top of the mountains "Stunning&quo...t;. At the end of the day we were snorkeled under beautiful clear water, I saw amazing fishy that I ever see before in my life. I don't have to scuba driving to see that fish at all. more
We visited Oahu for a vacation and paid for many different activities. While many of those events were very very overpriced with h...orrible customer service, this was definitely the opposite kind of experience. The driver was very nice and knowledgeable of Diamond Head & Hanauma Bay so we didn't need to worry about anything, even though this is just a shuttle service. We accidentally had another event scheduled right after this event, but the driver did his best to accommodate our schedule. Visiting Diamond Head and cooling the heat at Hanauma Bay was the best experience we had with the lowest price of all! more
You can't beat this experience! The price was great, especially with the shuttle service included. Amazing! Plus they include... the snorkeling gear. BOOK NOW! You don't know what you are missing! more
Our drivers were great.. They were be ry knowledgable and friendly. The view from Diamond Head is gorgeous and the snorkeling at H...anauma Bay was so much fun!! more
the tour is well organized> i enjoyed every minute of it, especially Hanauma bay part
Diamond head had awesome, breathtaking views! For those who love views and scenery it's a must do. Go early to beat the heat.... Snorkeling was also great for being a first timer. The time spent there was too long and could potentially be shortened to have time for other things to do. Overall glad I did the combo as it was worth the money. They do provide fins and life vest. Take the shuttle to go down to the bay and back as hot, especially when carrying all your stuff. It's only $2 round trip. more
The hike was a bit dry and boring but beautiful views. Probably not too bad, but im lazy. Lol. The transportation was timely and t...he driver was really friendly. The snorkeling was amazing. The water is so clear and we spotted many different kinds of fish. MUCH BETTER THAN ANY OF THE OTHER PLACES WE SNORKELED! :) more
Everything was good and right on time. We made a mistake and were late by 15 minutes to arrive at our pick up point after snorkell...ing. We got told off by the driver but appreciated the fact that he waited for us with a full mini van. Thank You so much. You guys are great! I highly recommend this experience to everybody :) The crater walk is beautiful and the Hanauma Bay is stunning! The driver even let us keep the bags with our swimming gear in his mini van while we did the crater walk. Thank You! more
Amazing time and totally worth it!!!!!!! Took my girlfriend for her birthday and she loved it.
Wonderful experience. The hike is wonderful with a good view, not too hard on anyone who is in even a bit of shape. Snorkeling i...s fun as well, the bay looks amazing from above. I think 4 hours is too long to be here if unless you have your family, but plenty of fish and some turtles to see! more
Everything was great! Had so much fun even though it was pouring rain on the day we went.
Beginning the day with a sunrise hike to the top of Diamond Head - so worth the early morning rise! Plenty of time allowed before ...pick up to Hanauma Bay. Snorkelling was amazing. Plenty to see, equipment supplied was in excellent condition and guide was so much fun. more
Had an amazing time on the Makapuu Lighthouse hike and snorkelling at Hanauma Bay! The views on the hike are beautiful, never seen... water so blue. Definitely recommend it and it's a very manageable walk. Hanauma Bay was a lot of fun as well, and the guides were very helpful in making sure everyone knew about good areas to snorkel and how to use the gear. Thanks to Romero and our other lovely driver, who were both very friendly and entertaining! more
Hanauma Bay was good, a bit crowded but not too bad and the fish were a bit sparse. The hike up to Makapuu Lighthouse is more of a... walk than a hike, uphill all the way to the top and worth the walk. Beautiful views and very windy, just fantastic. more
Awesome adventure! The shuttle bus picked us up on time, was friendly and professional. Both drivers we had were great. They gave ...us plenty of time to explore the area and then picked us up on time to go to the next one. They were also very knowledgable about each place. Would definately recommend this combo tour! more
Me and my boyfriend did the Diamond Head and Hanouma bay snorkeling and it was such a good day out. You got the flexibility to do ...your own thing and walk around at your own pace but also got a guide to drive you to the places and the guide was great. Gave you lots of information about the areas too which was good. Advice for going on this trip just make sure you take plenty of water and food as the hike is, not hard but you will need to drink lots. There also isnt a lot of places to get drinks and food along the way (due to visiting national parks and beaches) Great day out. Would highly recommend and do again! more
Was an awesome day , can go at own pace and then spend afternoon swimming good gear provided , cheers :)
Had a great experience. Homey our drive was very informative and gave us a great tour of the area. Showed us a good time.
Affordable transportation and equipment rentals. No complaints at all
We all had a great time on our self-guided tour; no guide needed! We had ample time to complete everything before being picked up... for the next adventure. more
The hike was Beautiful. The hike wasn't all that hard and I'm not in the best of shape. Plenty of places to stop and tak...e in the views of a lifetime. more
I did the Makapuu lighthouse and Hanauma Bay. I wonder how many people do the Makapuu lighthouse hike for the light house? I was d...isappointed to hear that we were not allowed in the lighthouse, but that didn't matter. Where you go on the hike takes you higher than the lighthouse, therefore a much better view. I probably won't do this again only because I already did it, not that I didn't enjoy it. Hanauma bay however, i went back Wednesday, not be restricted with the time on snorkeling and being picked up. Not only was I educated on the bay, how it became a bay and preserving it too. It was awesome to swim a long the fishes where they are not afraid of human beings, but will swim away when you are close. That's just natural instinct. I have video of the fishes I caught, but did take pics of the surrounding area. I did grab some snapshots from my video too. more
The Manoa Falls hike is highly recommended, our driver was very friendly and helpful and the falls are spectacular...use a walking... stick!!! Hanauma Bay is always a trip favorite...not to be missed. Our driver was awesome, and very patient!!! more
Excellent excursion! All the activities are done on your own but you are provided the transportation to each activity and given to...uristy information during the ride. Super friendly service and each activity was just enough time! Definitely a must see activity on your vacation. Make sure to bring food because you will be starving. There is food available at the bay but very expensive. more
This was a fantastic trip, the early pick up for hiking up Diamond Head was needed as it was getting very hot when we were coming ...back down. It wasn't that arduous and the views were fantastic. Although Hanauma Bay was very crowded the snorkelling was great, the fish just behave like you are not there and are beautiful. The snorkelling kit provided was fine and although I hadn't snorkelled before the instructions by the driver were ample. All in all it was a great trip! more
We took the Diamond Head Hike & Hanauma Bay Snorkel. This was a great combination tour: the pickup was on-time, plenty of tim...e to scale Diamond Head and enjoy the views, and an ample time at Hanauma Bay to snorkel and relax. more
We had such a great experience with booking through Veltra. Pick up was on time, easy to find, and driver for this tour was very c...ourteous! Will definitely book again!! more
Plenty of time for diamond head hike and bay snorkel seen heeps of colourful fish excellent day and tour company on time Every...thing supplied and driver kept our swimmers ect in van whilst we did the hike would highly recommend this tour more
The snorkel quality was not good. We had four snorkels and only two worked. Because they drop you off, we didn't have a cha...nce to correct the problem. My husband and I let our kids use the good snorkels so they could enjoy the bay. Otherwise, we enjoyed the hike and the bay. more
The climb to Diamond Head wasn't as tough as I expected. There were beautiful views of the ocean and of Waikiki at the top. T...he climb was well worth it. We went to Haunauma Bay next and spent about 3 hours there. It was really windy the day we went though so the high waves made it somewhat hard to snorkel through. I heard it's better to go earlier in the day before 10am, but we still had fun there. It's a very beautiful bay and not nearly as crowded as Waikiki. I would recommend it even for people who aren't snorkeling. more
This was a fun event we planned last minute with my family. Hiking at Diamond Head Crater was okay, but I would have liked to foll...ow along more natural trails. There was a lot of concrete and added stairways that ruined the whole hiking experience for me. I would have been fine climbing over dirt and rocks! Snorkeling at Hanauma Bay was amazing. The amount of fish and sea life we saw was great, especially since it was a first time snorkeling adventure for some of us. All I wanted to see was a sea turtle, and I did! The shuttle service got a little tricky for us, but I guess it wasn't so bad knowing that we were a party of 19 and the shuttle company really did their best to keep us together. I would do it again if I had the chance. more
pick up for hiking was nice. hiked with the group I went with. path is clearly marked and no guides are necessary. snorkeling adve...nture was fun but pickup took awhile bc I bought the combo but since I was the only one we didn't drive straight to hanauma bay after diamond head. instead had to drive back to Waikiki and drop off and pick up everyone so that was a hr wasted. hanauma bay was crowded but you'll see fish guaranteed. easy for all first timers. just need to know how to swim and tread water more
Good way to get to sites if you don't have your own vehicle though city bus would have been a cheap quick trip to Diamond Hea...d. Nice to be picked up and dropped off at hotel door. Hanauma Bay was gorgeous and we felt we were given adequate time at both sites to enjoy them. more
We had good lunch time in Diamond Head, and the head to the Hanauma Bay, the driver keep introducing where can see different fishe...s or turtles when you snokeling!! more
Awesome way to get to Diamond Head and Hanauma Bay. Drivers were informative and timing went well. We would do it again!
The tour was very good! Especially the snokeling experience. I definitely recommend getting the attachment for the snorkel to ke...ep the water from running back down the snorkel. Made it a lot easier to dive and enjoy the trip in general. Very pleased. more
Since we didn't have a car, we did this tour as a way to get around to each destination easily. The drivers were extremely fr...iendly and knowledgable. They were accommodating and transported our stuff among different vans since we had heavy backpacks from traveling. I would book a tour with this company again. The only thing is that I felt that the Hanauma Bay Snorkeling was a bit rushed. more
This activity is primarily just transport, but it was pretty awesome. We had enough time to do the hike and the snorkelling at Ha...nauma Bay. The driver was excellent and knowledgeable about the area and provided a high level of service. Would do it again more
The driver is pretty kind and friendly, and helps us a lot during the journey. The view of diamond head is spectacular and the bea...uty of hanauma bay is out of description. There're two suggestions to improve this combo journey: 1.Let the visitors leave the baggage on the vehicle while attending diamond head. 2.The schedule listed on website is 5-hour in the hanuama bay, but we left there early at 3:00pm (we expected 4:00pm originally) All in all, it's still a pleasant journey. more
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This tour was ontime and very good. My only complaint is we were expected to take our beach bags to Diamond Head with us which wo...uld seem very inconvenient considering there are no lockers at the site. After explaining this to the tour guide, he finally allowed us to leave our beach bags in the front seat of the van while he picked up another tour group. more
The hike was shorter than expected and it's definitely better to do in the morning, but then again it's already a pre-se...t schedule. The views were beautiful and it was more than enough time to hike up the trail, take pictures, and enough time to wait for pickup to the next activity. Snorkeling was scary at first. Should definitely go with someone who can swim. I can't swim and took me about 15-20 minutes or so to get comfortable in the water. The waves were a bit strong so be careful. The package we purchased included a goggle, snorkel, and flipper. Life vests and the snorkel stopper were also available for $8 ($5 for the vest, $3 for the stopper). Bring sunblock!! more
The shuttle driver was horrible he was not friendly at all and did not present the company well. Kevin the shuttle driver didn...9;t get tipped by my family nor the family that rode with us. The activities themselves were great!! Beautiful and epic sceneries :) more
Highly recommend this combo! Couldn't think of a better way to end a hike up Diamond Head than to snorkel in beautiful Hanaum...a Bay waters! Our tour guide was fantastic and even took us on a little cruise past Dog the Bounty Hunters house as per request! more
we enjoyed the walk around the crater diamond a spectacular view and eventually to walk, after the visit Hanauma bay we saw beaut...iful colorful fish and amazing ways thanks more
Diamond head hike was a great quick hike up and down. When we arrived to Hanauma Bay, it was 10 and only had about 3 hours for sno...rkeling and hanging at the beach. We wanted more time at Hanauma Bay, but still very fun! more
Good day, enjoyed the hike and the snorkeling. Felt like plenty of time was allowed at each activity. Driver was a bit unorganized.... Had to stop twice for gear, etc. Overall recommended for the price. more
The trip as a whole was fun and the shuttle drivers were exceptional. The waterfall hike was amazing and the snorkeling was ok.
The hike to Manoa Falls was amazing. It's a relatively easy 1 hour hike (round trip) with great scenery. The only warning I w...ould give is that the last part of the hike before the waterfall is very rocky, so you need to be careful as there are no paved steps. The snorkeling at Hanauma Bay was fun, although you are forced to watch a video on your first visit, which cuts into your snorkeling time. more
hike and snorkeling were great experiences terrific pictures could not not have had abetter time at the sites our driver s...eemed less than enthusiastic about taking us around there was not enough snorkeling equipment in the van for our group even though we had made the reservation weeks before we had to stop at the rental supply store to pick up the equipment we needed the on the way home he stopped there again to drop off equipment we were rushed to make our dinner reservations did not ruin the day but all our other experiences with drivers engaging us were so much better more
This was a good self guided tour, a lot of time is given for you to complete both hikes and to snorkelling. Only downfall was the ...weather but it didn’t stop us from having fun. Make sure you pack food because food can be expensive and limited. Snorkelling was really good as well, there were heaps of fishes to see. more
Pay attention to what you are paying for. This tour clearly stated that it was transportation only. We got there and we got back. ...That's the best I can say. more
The service provided by tour company was excellent. However, the hike and the view from the mountain top was below par. We were ...disappointed. more
Nowhere to leave our beach gear during hike and that wasn't fun toting it up diamond head. Also too long for us at the bay wi...th no shade and snack bar insanely slow and expensive. more
I booked this tour before leaving our home. I almost waited and did the tours on our own, but decided last minute to go with this... tour combo. The shuttle picked us up right next to where we were staying. They were late picking us up by about 15 minutes. The driver was an older woman who talked a lot. The hike was great and again we had to wait a bit for our shuttle to pick us up and take us to the snorkeling spot. The day we went snorkeling was a very windy day so snorkeling wasn't much fun and the air was a bit cool. Also, my husband is not an overly large man, but the mask he had was definitely one size fits all. Well, his mask was too small. You need to carry extra large masks. more
Snorkeling at the bay is over-rated. Water is too shallow to snorkel over. Everyone needs to watch a video before going to the oce...an. We only had 1.5 hours in the water before having to leave. Hike to diamond head was wonderful. more
I purchased the Diamond Head/Hanauma Bay shuttle combo, knowing full well that it was not going to be a "tour" but rathe...r a shuttle service. Totally fine with me, except for the following reasons: - The confirmation voucher explicitly stated to call the dispatch office if the shuttle was more than 10 minutes late. I called them 10 mins after the expected time and the operator rather bluntly implied that I was being impatient and that "i was the last on the pick ups" and that the driver was close. 15 minutes later, the driver arrived. Turns out I also was not the last on his list. - This first driver, while friendly, gave conflicting information about the history of Diamond Head to what the official brochure stated. - When we were picked up, the 2nd driver did not get out of the van to indicate that she was here for us. Because of the very poor communication we were unsure if that was our shuttle and waited for longer than we had to - Even though we were picked up from Diamond head, the shuttle went back to waikiki to do some more pick ups. This does not make any sense geographically as we then had to drive back past diamond head to get to Hanauma. It felt like a waste of time for us. - The 2nd driver was TERRIBLE. She was swerving across lanes and I honestly think she fell asleep at the stop light. One of our fellow passengers had to alert to the green light before she moved. - She pulled aside into a car park at a beach and did not tell us what was going on. We all thought she said "This is hanauma bay" and started issuing us with snorkel gear. We were all under the impression that she was implying that the shuttle ends here, but we were CLEARLY not at Hanauma Bay. Someone asked her what was going on after she asked us for shoe sizes and then she explained that she could not issue the gear at the drop off site and was doing it now. Totally fine if that's the case - just communicate so we're not all confused. more
Any cancellations made within 2 business days of your activity (after 17:00:00 local time) will be subject to a charge of 100% of the total amount.