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Address: Maui, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840
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Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail
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If you love the scenery from sea cliffs then this is the spot for you. When the surf is breaking there are tons of surfers to watch. Very beautiful but no facilities. However... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 days ago
Brad B
Godfrey, Illinois
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Godfrey, Illinois
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

If you love the scenery from sea cliffs then this is the spot for you. When the surf is breaking there are tons of surfers to watch. Very beautiful but no facilities. However, there are facilities at beaches nearby.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This bay is a popular spot for the snorkel boat tours. They are in the morning around 9-11 and then again at about noon to 2. We snorkeled here two consecutive days and had two different results. The parking was no problem in the early morning, a little tricky later in the day, but wait for it, people are coming... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we went to Honolua, the weather was sunny but the bay was quite stirred up. This meant the visibility was quite poor (until we got quite far offshore), but we still saw plenty of colourful fish. As others have mentioned, the bay is rocky which makes it hard to enter the water comfortably/gracefully. The jungle walk from the carpark... More 

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Lexington, Ohio
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I believe this is hit or miss depending on the most recent weather. When we went the water was very murky so we didn't stay for more than 10 minutes. It's also not a sandy beach so wear water shoes when walking out or your feet will really hurt! I can't provide a review for when it's beautiful out, it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a gorgeous bay. But the entrance is extremely rocky and the visibility was awful the day we were there. An experience none the less. Parking can be a bit trying.

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place is a fantastic destination to go snorkeling! Huge reef! Just make sure to go on days when the water is clear. You don't have to pay for the snorkel tour to get here. You can drive up and walk back to the rocky beach and swim out to where the boats are! Saves you $120. The walk through... More 

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Chehalis, Washington
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love the jungle walk down to the bay. That alone is worth the trip. Because of the boulders it is difficult to get in and out of the water, The water here can be the best in the world or a total miss. The water gets murky and on another day there was no swimming because of high bacteria... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this outing. A short, incredible walk through beautiful rainforest to get to the beach. There are wild chickens at the beach which was pretty cool. The water was very, very murky at the shore and not what we expected. We had to swim quite far out before we could see anything, so be prepared for that. We swam... More 

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Kansas City, Missouri
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I recently visited Maui and during our stay we took the opportunity to snorkel at Honolua Bay. Access to the water is over a rough terrain of large rocks. The water is relatively calm compared to other shoreline and beach locations in the area. Thee is an abundance of coral and marine life with good visibility beginning... More 

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Chicago, IL
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

You start by parking on the side of the road, then walking through a jungle that reminds you of Jurassic Park or Avatar. The beach is all boulders and rocks, which can be a little tricky when entering the water. We managed just fine. You will need to swim out at least 100+ yards (90 meters) along the north side... More 

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