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Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve switching to summer hours this Saturday

Summer hours include extended closure time

Hanauma Bay -- Beginning this Saturday, May 26, Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve will be operating on its summer schedule.

During this time, the nature preserve will be open from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily, except for Tuesdays when it is closed to the public. This summer schedule is effective from the Memorial Day Weekend through the Labor Day Weekend.

Winter hours are from 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. and will recommence for 2018 on Wednesday, September 5.

The seasonal hour shift is mandated per the "Amended Rules and Regulations Relating to Visitor Use Levels and Controls at Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve".

The Hanauma Bay Lecture Series will continue to be held on Thursday evening beginning at 6:30 p.m.

For additional questions or information about the nature preserve, please call (808) 395-2211 or visit the official Hanauma Bay website,, operated by the Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation.

The importance of the Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve extends far beyond its popularity as a picturesque tourist attraction and renowned snorkeling destination. Having recently celebrated its 50th Anniversary as the State's first Marine Life Conservation District, the bay continues to be beacon of collaboration as numerous organizations work together to preserve the site's biological, historical, cultural, and spiritual significance. Mahalo to all of those who help to maintain the bay as a thriving part of our island community.


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