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Address: Maui, HI
Phone Number: +1 808-464-0840
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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson
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West Maui Snorkeling Adventure
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Honolua Kayak and Snorkel Expedition

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Pretty Spot

Honolua Bay is a pretty spot and it's good that there is a look out to view the action down there. Food truck here as well help you enjoy a bit longer at this spot

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 4 days ago
Maple Ridge, Canada
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Maple Ridge, Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Honolua Bay is a pretty spot and it's good that there is a look out to view the action down there. Food truck here as well help you enjoy a bit longer at this spot

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

If it is has been very windy or raining don’t plan on snorkeling at this location. The water will be very cloudy. We went on a windy day and the water within 30+ yards of the shoreline was cloudy. The water along the far right side of the bay was clearer, but the fish was in lower numbers than on... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was probably the favorite place I went. The walk in is pretty cool. It is a short walk through the rain forest. The bay itself is pretty rocky, and the snorkeling is fantastic. There is a lot of good stuff to see there. You don't need a tour, but there was one while we were there. The others with... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It was a mostly cloudy morning with limited visibility and no fish that day. I recommend going only on a sunny day if you want to snorkel. However, the forest trail to get to the bay was beautiful and it has very nice trees with real Tarzan lianas so swinging on these was the highlight of my morning to Honolua... More 

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The bay is beautiful. Several overlooks along the highway. It's calm with good water visibility. There are a lot of locals surfing just north of it. There is a path down to it from several highway parking lots.

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Moreno Valley, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going to Maui every year for 22 years, and snorkeling is one of our priorities. We have snorkeled everywhere, Black Rock, Molokini, Lana'i, Ah'hihi, Maluaka on and on. But this is the place we always come back to and cannot be compared to any other. The bay itself is gorgeous and peaceful. The fish count is amazing,... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2016

Truly great snorkeling in a nice size bay. For intermediate and up snorkelers there is plenty to see. You'd have to be in the water hours to cover it all. Never seen it crowded in the water. Not a place for beginners or young children. Go when there hasn't been rain in at least a few days. Fifty yard walk... More 

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Marietta, Georgia
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

The day that we went for a snorkel trip it had rained overnight in the mountains and the runoff made the water murky and visibility. Entering the water can be difficult due the rocks but the walk to the bay through the rain forest is worth the trip, it looks like you could be on the set of one of... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 27, 2016

We arrived late afternoon. We had no trouble parking and had come prepared with reef shoes (highly recommend this). Unfortunately the water was a little murky so we couldn't see a lot but still worthwhile and still a great experience. Probably not the best with young children or people who are not strong swimmers as it is quiet a way... More 

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Puyallup, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2016

...rocky entrance and a bit of a swim to the best stuff. Nonetheless, a beautiful bay and on the right day, you'll be rewarded with many fish and most often, turtles.

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