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Great Snorkeling, all things considered

This is a fairly shallow, sheltered bay, so the snorkeling is not as challenging as it might be off some of the beaches. The clarity here is not ideal because water enters from a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 4, 2015
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Austin, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2015 NEW

This is a fairly shallow, sheltered bay, so the snorkeling is not as challenging as it might be off some of the beaches. The clarity here is not ideal because water enters from a picturesque stream, but the stream brings nutrients, feeding the diverse aquatic residents of the bay. You are likely to see a variety of fish, some corals... More 

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monterey park, ca
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015 NEW

A great place to snorkel. The coral is very beautiful and close to the top of the water. You need to swim our about half way in the bay to get to the coral. Go when it is sunny to see the fish and coral better. Also, fins to swim out there and back. The shore is very rocky and... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015 NEW

Visited the bay today. We found the water murky which was due to recent rains in the mountains above. The water was calm and smooth though. There was plenty of wild life to see but not good picture taking because of the murky water. There is a sign at the entrance that clearly states if the water is rough or... More 

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St. Albert, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015

Lots of good things have been written about the snorkeling here, all of which are true. It can be very crowded and parking can be difficult to find, so the earlier you get there the better! We did see people without shoes for navigating the distance over the boulder beach to the water. Some boulders are big, sharp, and slippery... More 

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Orange County, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Excellent snorkel spot. A few boats do a trip here and it was better snorkeling than Molakini by 1000. The parking & entry was not to bad, but a 8" mucky creak crossing and difficult rocky entry made me cringe. Amazing coral, several turtles & Tons of fish. I saw little kids snorkeling, but most had difficulty getting out to... More 

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Thornton, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

beautiful bay with stunning views and nice snorkeling. We had a picnic on the rocky beach. I would recommend bringing chairs!

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Lake Orion, Michigan
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

This was amazing. We went after golf so didn't expect such an amazing snorkeling experience in the afternoon. I felt like I was in an aquarium. The walk down was beautiful with really cool trees and chickens all around. It's hard to get in the water if your not experienced with fins but so worth it. Swim to the right... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Honolua Bay is an outstanding West Maui site for snorkeling located just north of Kapalua. The only challenge is that the uneven, rocky beach requires careful navigation getting in and out of the water. Most people use an old cement boat ramp at about the beach's center for this purpose. On the day of our visit & swim (late July... More 

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Long Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

This is where the tour boats go, so don't pay for the snorkel tour unless you are going out to Molikini Crater. This was an unassuming stop where people were parking along a narrow highway because there is a small parking lot, Everyone says not to leave any valuables in the car. Lots of break-ins here. There is a beautiful... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Driving along highway 30 you stumble across a bunch of cars pulled over on the side of the road. Take a walk down into a crazy tropical jungle of banyan trees with hanging vines, a truly amazing view. Then you stumble upon a very rocky beach that has difficult access. However once your on the water is beautiful it is... More 

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