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Honolua Bay

Maui, HI
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Ranked #36 of 229 attractions in Maui
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Type: Nature/ Wildlife Areas
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
13 reviews 13 reviews
7 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2014

This is a great spot to snorkel. It was a very fun place and we beat the crowds which started getting there around 10am. It is quite a way out to the coral, but once you're there, it's totally worth it. It was quite and beautiful. The coral was very colorful and the fish were plenty. The hike down to... More

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Fresno, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
8 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

FYI, there isn't a beach here, just big rocks. If you swim in from the left or middle, you won't see anything. There is a stream on the left side and it dumps on into the bay so it's pretty murky there. I got in the middle and swam out to the right. I ended up seeing two tour Catarmans... More

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Edmonton, Canada
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78 reviews 78 reviews
24 attraction reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2014

We went here twice in ten days. The first time we went we entered the water in the middle and it was way too murky to see. The second time we went into the water on the left hand side and sure it was a bit murky for awhile and the water is cold until you pass the stream, but... More

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Vancouver, Canada
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45 reviews 45 reviews
23 attraction reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

This is the first location in Maui that I didn't like. I got there early and was told by a man not to enter the water if I had on any sunscreen. Fair enough, as this is to protect the fish! But the so called beach was covered by debris plus hens and roosters. The water was murky and you... More

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Arvada, Colorado
20 reviews 20 reviews
8 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 20, 2014

If there has been recent rain in the area, the run-off enters at the mouth of the bay and ruins the visibility. Most of the time this is a great place to snorkel or dive. There are coral formations on each side of the bay and lots of colorful fish. Chances of spotting a few turtles is excellent. This is... More

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Senior Contributor
41 reviews 41 reviews
19 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

We found parking and walked the trail to the beach. Beautiful easy trail to a rocky beach. once there though this guy, who appeared to be squatting there possibly?, kept yelling at us and another family that had walked down just ahead of us to stay back from the water. He seemed a bit nutty and we ended up not... More

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Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
14 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

My wife and I tried snorkeling after a rain and the river flowing into the beach had turned the water in the cove too murky for snorkeling. The trail from the small parking lot was muddy so take old shoes. We were disappointed as we had seen the cove from an overlook the day before and the water was so... More

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Prescott, Arizona, United States
2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014 via mobile

The beach was a nice and relatively quiet place to relax with an easy hike down from the highway. Was a little rough for snorkeling by the time we got there, but great to hang out with anyway.

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Vancouver, Canada
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2014

Great spot for snorkeling! it's the best under good weather. Since it's a bay surrounded by hills, water is specially clam. With bright sun light casting into the water, you can see this huge aquarium filled with fishes and corals. Sea turtles show up sometimes if they're not hiding in the corals. condition of this aquarium is well kept as... More

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Kihei, Hawaii
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2014

Feel free to venture far out into the bay far beyond the tour boats twice as far at least . As the reef drops further and further into the ocean the fish become larger and larger. I had the fortune to swim with dozens of very large turtles and floated over a Ray as large as or perhaps larger than... More

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