Disney Aulani’s Rainbow Reef
Rainbow reef is Disney Aulani’s saltwater lagoon that allows you to swim up close with a variety of tropical fish, or watch them through a viewing window.
Disney Aulani’s saltwater lagoon is a magical place where you can swim with thousands of tropical fish, from Butterflyfish, angelfish, surgeonfish. Protected from the wind, waves and weather, it’s a great high visibility place to snorkel. Whether you snorkel regularly or want to learn how to snorkel it’s the perfect place to learn.
Rainbow reef is set at 77 degrees Fahrenheit to reflect the cool waters that the fish are used to, which is a nice relief in the hot Hawaiian sun.
There is nothing more fulfilling than finding the hidden Menehune statues and hidden mickey’s hiding deep within the reef.
There is a viewing window where you can watch your friends, family snorkelling. or just watch the fish swim past. There is a cost to snorkel but it’s free to watch others.
One Day Access – Adult $20 Children 9 and under $15
Length of stay – Adult $35 Children 9 and under $29
Life vest, mask and snorkel set
Supplied Air Snorkelling
If you are over 8 years old you can spend $40 to do Supplied Air Snorkelling, where you have a regulator and special gear to float. You need to register in advance and it’s only available about 3 times a week.
Fish are friends.
Another great opportunity for children aged 3 – 12 years old is the Fish are friends program a 3-hour premium experience offered through Disney Aulani’s Children’s program Aunty’s Beach House. Children love learning about how the people train, feed and care for the marine life. They take home a DVD, a cinch bag and a laminated sheet with information about different fish. It comes with lunch as well.
Find out more about Disney Aulani
Check out our Disney Aulani Food Guide, with a guide to the Character Dining, Take away, Buffet and table service options at the Aulani.
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