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Reviewed July 3, 2019

Our ship captain recommend this beach for some local snorkeling. You pull off the road to snorkel so need your own equipment; there are no facilities here. Be careful when you park not to get stuck in the sand - we had a jeep and...More

Date of experience: June 2019
1  Thank rochelleforster
Reviewed May 6, 2019

This spot was recommended to us by The Snorkel Store and it did not disappoint. We snorkeled here three times and each time was fantastic. LOTS of fish to see, turtles present, really cool reefs to explore and there are not that many people here....More

Date of experience: February 2019
1  Thank supergreen7
Reviewed March 2, 2019

Our Gypsy Guide said to stop here and some reviews said it was good snorkeling so we decided to stop here after having some pie at Leoda's. There really isn't any official parking spots except off the road on the sand and there are no...More

Date of experience: October 2018
1  Thank Eldon-Vancouver
Reviewed February 13, 2019

Lots of people here snorkeling and quite a few SCUBA divers entering the water here. Families with kids. Seems like quite a few overnight campers. Not sure that's supposed to happen here. NOTE: There are no facilities at this stretch of beech. I am a...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank 93KenL
Reviewed January 9, 2019 via mobile

Went snorkeling at the reefs in Olowalu today. Had an awesome time. You need to find an open area to swim out a bit, maybe 100 ft, but then the fish are more plentiful and the reefs are like underwater statues. There are passages through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
1  Thank Brewpub222
Reviewed November 15, 2018

Found this with the help of Gypsy guide app which I highly recommend but it was just so so the day that we were there. There are plenty of locations around the island that are equally as good if you are not on this side...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Daryl H
Reviewed October 3, 2018

Not as good as in the past. It could be because there was a storm that I didnt' see any ocean life here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kfs1919
Reviewed August 5, 2018

It is so sad, here you can see what humans can do! The reef is approximatly to 99.9 percent dead! Only the dead skeletons are still there sometimes with very small pieces of living polyps.

Date of experience: August 2018
4  Thank herrmanndus
Reviewed April 22, 2018 via mobile

Great for family. Easy snorkel access. Swim through reef to deeper water. Start right at mile marker 14. Been there 5 times, great everytime.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank khege
Reviewed February 27, 2018

I was told by a local spear fisherman to go to this beach and look for the Umamaulea fish. We were out for 2 1/2 hours and had a blast. First time spear fishing so we treated the outing more like a snorkeling trip with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Matt M
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Don F
August 20, 2017|
Response from Karen5056 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes it is sometimes called turtle town but there is also a turtle town in Wailea! so I think there are a few places called turtle town. If you are willing to swim out fairly far you will see turtles at Olowalu. You will... More