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Honolua Bay

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Address: Maui, HI
Phone Number: 8084640840
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$129.71*
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Maui Scuba Diving Introductory Lesson
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$137.96*
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Honolua Bay Snorkel Sail
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Honolua Kayak and Snorkel Expedition

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Beautiful place

I only viewed it from a rock outcrop and there was a lot of people snorkeling. The place was extremely inviting and I meant to come back to swim and snorkel there but didn't have... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Diana H
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I only viewed it from a rock outcrop and there was a lot of people snorkeling. The place was extremely inviting and I meant to come back to swim and snorkel there but didn't have the time. There was a snorkeling tour boat there as well so I figured that this must be one of the best places.

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Windsor, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Wasn't so sure about where we were headed as you have to park along the main road and cross onto someone's property. However, after you cross a stream, you are greeted by a friendly guy who welcomes you and asks that you not wear sunscreen in the water. Rocky beach for sure but very nice snorkeling. Had a great time... More 

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Bath, United Kingdom
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

This place is a little different to most of Maui, park up and walk for about 10 minutes through rain forest to get to the beach, which is a pebble, rocky beach. Wildlife in the rain forest is mainly chickens which are in the car park, on the trails, in the forest and bizarrely on the beach. We like chickens... More 

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Thank Smully63
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Wow saw numerous turtles, eel, sea urchins, beautiful coral! Great calm place to snorkel especially for a beginner like me! A must do in Maui!

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Thank Jane G
Seattle, WA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

What an amazing place to snorkel! There is just too much to see in 2-3 hours, so you will need to plan on staying longer or come back another day. Be sure to move beyond the first 50 feet which is murky. You won't be disappointed. Snorkel your way along the rocks to the right about halfway out. That's where... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Stopped at Honolua Bay on the recommendation of a former coworker, very happy I did. While not a massive area to explore, the variety of sea life was pretty fantastic... and the reef has SO MANY turtles. Remember not to touch the turtles or the reef!

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New York City, New York
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Go there before 8am to get good parking spot. When we left at 10:30am, there's absolutely no space to squeeze in another car along the street. We saw many large sea turtles. Also several large schools of fishes. The first 50 yards from the shore is boring. But once you reach the reef area (right side of the bay), it's... More 

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Mexico City, Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is by far the best snorkeling I've done in my life. I went to Molokini after this and was really disappointed. Moloniki does not have anything to offer that tops Honolua Bay. Here, you can snorkel freely without anyone guarding you and putting limits of where you can go (but on your own risk ofcourse). I saw amazing fish... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Tons of coral and fish!! Difficult entry as there are many rocks and no sandy spots to enter from. We hiked down from the parking lot and crossed a small creek. Plenty of shade near the rocky beach but watch out for the red millipedes. We had one hitch a ride home with us in our snorkel bags. Apparently they... More 

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Roanoke, VA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

When the water is clear like it was today, you can't beat Honolua for snorkeling. We got in before the tour boats arrived which is always a good thing. There was a kayak tour but they weren't a problem. There were a number of first timers who were using sunscreen in ridiculous amounts, kicking and splashing and standing on coral.... More 

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