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Address: Maui, HI

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Beware of the rocks

We read in guide books that Honolua Bay was a great place to snorkel, so we went there. We parked near the road and walked about a quarter mile to the bay. The walk takes you... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Wolverine1974
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Phoenix, Arizona

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Tampa, Florida
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015 NEW

We snorkeled Black rock in Maui and Honuma Bay in Oahu and they were both much better. Much of the reef close in is dead from people touching it and stepping on it. When I went out I saw a car tire and further out found an entire car axle! Seriously! Stay in the right side and go farther out... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

We read in guide books that Honolua Bay was a great place to snorkel, so we went there. We parked near the road and walked about a quarter mile to the bay. The walk takes you through a jungle that is just beautiful. There is no beach at this bay. It is all rocks of various sizes from large boulders... More 

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Union, Kentucky
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

The day we were there it was calm which made our tween and young one happy. (Girls also liked that it wasn't particularly deep where he snorkeled.) Got there early so parking was not an issue nor was overcrowding. Even though it seems the reef isn't what it once was we did see a variety of fish, including a HUGE... More 

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Orcutt, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

On our drive to the Nakalele Blowhole, we stopped to see this beautiful location, initially not even knowing what it was. Stopping here to soak in the beauty and glorious colors of the water from above was breathtaking. We even spotted several bright blue fish from our parking lot perch. Worth the stop.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 via mobile

Some man standing around telling you not to put on sunscreen before entering the bay was annoying! Do you think the snorkel boats tell people not to put in sunscreen? He also has a stupid carton for donating money! Total scam, keep walking

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

We visited here, the walk down to the bay is a BEATIFUL walk! Once you get to the bay it is VERY rocky and slippery as the rocks are full of algae. Its difficult to get past that especially if you have kids. The water is very murky you, you have yo swim at least 500ft out for the water... More 

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Alexandria, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2015

This bay is famous for being one of the greatest snorkeling spots on Maui. There must have been three snorkeling boats when we stopped by. If you want to go down to the beach level from the highway, you have to find a spot to park your car, and climb down through a jungle-like vegetation to the beach. Even if... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

Take the short hike to this beach and you will find some awesome snorkeling. Its very rocky at the edge but once you are in the coral is plentiful. Saw several turtles and thousands of fish. It's only 10 minutes from Kaanapali.

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Louisville, Colorado
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015 via mobile

We went here after Black Rock (great by the way, if a little crowded) after hearing that it was the best snorkeling in Maui. We were very disappointed. We knew to expect that it was rocky but entry was very uncomfortable especially given so many sea urchins, waters were unusually cold, and visibility was horrible. I could barely see five... More 

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Newcastle, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Unfortunately we didn't get to snorkel here. We discovered it one day whilst driving around the island and from the lookout we could see crystal clear water and coral in abundance. We decided we would come back in the next day or 2 and snorkel here but due to mother nature and it's windyness the water got stirred up and... More 

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Address: Address: Maui, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui

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