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Honolua Bay

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Maui, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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  • Very good24%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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“rocky beach” (45 reviews)
“snorkeling spot” (27 reviews)
“tour boats” (22 reviews)
Maui, HI
+1 808-464-0840
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stroll down the jungle path and arrive at a rocky cove. Snorkel into the water and fish are around you immediately. Get out to depths of 30 feet and it becomes some of the greatest snorkeling. Turtles, pairs of fishes, beautiful coral. Spectacular. It is...More

Thank dposalski
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

....make sure to check conditions before you go. If choppy, you won't see a thing. The sign in the front of the bike to the bay says as much. If clear, the best snorkelling on the Island. If water is brown, won't be good. The...More

2  Thank Sam V
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with my husband for our first time snorkeling. And as a whole we enjoyed our time with a few exceptions: 1. There is not direct entrance to the bay. You must park and walk through a woodsy area about half a mile or...More

1  Thank misalhalabi93
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Honolua Bay is a Marine Life Conservation District and my favorite snorkeling spot in Maui. I liked that you have to hike downhill to get to the ocean through the trees. Super cool. What a beautiful place. Tons of marine life, large schools of fish...More

2  Thank Rhezy D
Reviewed 19 November 2017

We snorkeled in three areas on Maui and I saw the most varieties of fish here at Honolulu Bay. Getting into the water is not very easy, since it is a very rocky beach, but once you get in the water, you are good. There...More

1  Thank Tamera B
Reviewed 13 November 2017

It's one of the best snorkeling spots on Maui, no doubt. Clear water, lots of coral, many different types of fish and turtles (at least in early Nov when we were there). Go EARLY. Best time to see the fish, less crowded, less sunburn risk,...More

3  Thank sheila m
Reviewed 12 November 2017 via mobile

This is not a sandy beach to sit and relax. But for snorkeling it is really good, both sites left and right.

Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 12 November 2017

This treasure is somewhat hard to find and parking is limited. The trail into the beach is a lovely walk through tropical forest. The beach itself is rocky. I suggest wearing beach shoes all the way into the water.. put your fins on once you...More

1  Thank LaurettaYoung
Reviewed 30 October 2017

Just to let you know, I am a scuba diver and am used to the ocean and what is beneath it, my wife is very nervous about going into deep water and has never been scuba diving or snorkeling. While we were in Maui this...More

3  Thank Dennis0002
Reviewed 18 October 2017 via mobile

It was a fairly good hit today but not perfect. We tried last week and was treated to a torrential down pour that we tried to wait out but gave up. Today we made the drive arriving before the crowds. We understood from guides that...More

2  Thank Mari Anne H
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Response from 585RalphK | Reviewed this property |
Well it's deeper than a person can stand so,,it could be a problem,but usually when you snorkel you aren't actually swimming as such you kind of float face down,a life jacket is designed to keep your head out of the... More
3 April 2016|
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Response from 585RalphK | Reviewed this property |
No......go to a reputable shop such as snorkel bobs on your first day or so and rent for the day or the week,if you wear glasses they can set you up with different lense on for each side if that's what you need,but remember... More