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Best snorkeling on Maui

We snorkelled in West Maui and in the Kihei area but this is the best spot with so many unique fish. There's a brand-new free parking lot just around the corner and you can... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
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North Vancouver, BC
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North Vancouver, BC
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We snorkelled in West Maui and in the Kihei area but this is the best spot with so many unique fish. There's a brand-new free parking lot just around the corner and you can easily walk down to the bay. Driving here you need to be cautious of some of the roads are narrow. Entrance into the bay is easy... More 

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Washington
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

This is not a well marked location, so make sure that you do your homework on google maps. The parking lot is in a fenced area and just before you drive over the lava fields. You will need shoes or good flip flops/water shoes to get to the shore line. Access into the water we found is best on the... More 

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Naples, Florida, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

A beautiful, quiet beach we happened upon while driving around. The road is very narrow in places where only one car can pass but not a problem as we passed very few cars. Saw some snorkelers and wished we had brought our snorkels along. Views are amazing.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

Thanks to a tip from an awesome bartender (see Cafe Olei Kihei) we ended up with the best part of our trip! This place is out of the way down a small narrow road. The parking lot for the reserve is past a residential area on your right. There is either a volunteer or ranger at the parking lot to... More 

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Cottonwood, California
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 July 2016

Heard this was a "fun" place to go and kids would like it. Unfortunately, it was a waste of our time and money. The "tour" consists of walking up a dirt road a few yards, feeding goats with hay and then walking back to an enclosure with baby goats in it. Then, we walked another few yards around the building... More 

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Des Moines, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 May 2016 via mobile

This is absolutely the best snorkeling on the island. I saw more variety of fish than anywhere we had snorkels before. Beautiful

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Thank Torri K
Benicia, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 April 2016 via mobile

I have been coming here for many years. The abundance and variety of fish is, the best on Maui. Tip: The best entry point is down at the end of the beach. (On the opposite side from where the path from the parking lot comes down) There is sand. Also, try putting your fins on in the water, after you... More 

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Thank csutt
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5 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 April 2016

Everyone raves about the snorkeling at Molokini, but after finally seeing it this year, we felt that Ahihi Bay is much better in terms of the coral, quantity and different types of fish to see.

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Thank FarmerMatt184
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28 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 February 2016 via mobile

Been coming here since 2006. Always a good snorkel for sure. The water is not clear but the fish are abundant. Come early before the waves pick up. Very cool drive to get here. There is a small Parking lot on the right side just as you drive into a old lava flow area. You can park here and take... More 

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Whitehorse, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016 via mobile

Ahihi bay is by far the best place to snorkel in all of Maui! The coral is beautiful and the amount of fish is amazing. We also managed to see a total of 5 sea turtles and 1 stingray. We've entered both at the beach and in the cove and the beach is definitely easier to get into to, but... More 

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