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Honolua Bay

Address: Maui, HI
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Ranked #37 of 169 Attractions in Maui
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas, Outdoors
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Sacramento
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Always beautiful when the sun is out. Rocky beach, wild chickens, and a popular worthwhile snorkeling spot. Bring a sun shirt and lots of sunscreen. Also recommended to cut a pool noodle in half for mid-body floatation support.

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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

The water was crystal clear when my husband and I visited. Great snorkeling. Take your camera! It is such a pretty place to visit even if you aren't going swimming.

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Moreno Valley, California
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74 reviews 74 reviews
25 attraction reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We are snorkeling junkies, and our favorite spot on Maui is Honolua Bay. When staying in West Maui our favorite way to see Honolua is to take one of the catamarans from Kaanapali(our favorites are Hula Girl and Queens Treasure). On this trip we went to Honolua twice, one time was a calm, clear beautiful day and the fish count... More

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Boise, Idaho
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33 reviews 33 reviews
18 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Superb snorkeling! It is a protected area so there are many corals and fish. Unfortunately we did not see any turtles, although they are suppose to come through. It is not a serviced area so there are no facilities and there are locals living in tent camps right next to it. A little creepy. There is also no beach, just... More

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Sunnyvale, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited the bay several years ago and remember seeing a number of cool fish. This time, the visibility was poor and even after I swam out about as far as I could before the water got too rough (and I am a strong swimmer), I barely saw any fish. The coral I did see wasn't that impressive because the... More

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Lk Stevens Wa
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154 reviews 154 reviews
30 attraction reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2014

Ya can't beat Mother Nature sometimes. After snorkeling and diving multiple sites for 2 weeks all over Maui we made our way to one of the best sites on the island, Honolua Bay. There is no other way to say it...terrible. I'm sure it was currents or wind direction that made it so poor...but that is what it was. Visibility... More

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Sparks NV
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13 reviews 13 reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

The walk from the Road, is a MUST DO.. THEN AT THE END, there is some Super snorkeling. About a 5 or so Minute walk. If you could just walk straight through. It is a Realty beautiful, walk through a little rain Forest. You could spend just as much time exploring it, as snorkeling. Shoes, wear good water shoes. Very... More

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DC
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29 reviews 29 reviews
8 attraction reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

Took the short hike down it was very nice. Did not go snorkeling because it was murky and it was close to dusk - wanted to avoid sharks.

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Tallahassee, Florida
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83 reviews 83 reviews
15 attraction reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

The wildlife here is amazing. Turtles, fish, birds, everything. The best way to come in is to be brought in by boat. They drop you in the middle of the bay and the views are amazing. You can drive here and walk down, but it can be treacherous as there is no true beach. You have to walk down through... More

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Oregon City
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29 reviews 29 reviews
5 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

You should avoid swimming here when it looks brown (normally a brilliant blue). What happens is it may rain at a higher elevation and mini flash flood occurs from the stream that flows in... and that increases the bacterial account. Going into the water can be tricky because of the moss growing on the rocks... it's very slippery. Like some... More

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