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Honokeana Bay

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Snorkel multiple Maui sights with a guide, including Maui’s Molokini Crater, which has 180 feet (55 meters) of underwater visibility. Your guide takes you by boat to this extinct, partially submerged volcanic crater to swim with tropical fish and rays. You also visit Turtle Town, a popular snorkel destination for floating alongside Hawaiian green sea turtles. Equipment and breakfast and lunch are included with this tour for added comfort.
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Kurt H wrote a review Jan 2020
Salt Lake City, Utah309 contributions92 helpful votes
Wonderful small cove with a lot of fish and has turtles. Saw an octopus, but only because a fish pecked at it, making it flinch(!), otherwise too well camouflaged for my eyes ;) Access is a significant challenge, as there is no beach, you have to get in/out off sharp and slippery rocks with wave action, had to help someone out of the water, security told us people do get cut up on the rocks ("deep gashes per the guard"). Absolutely not for kids, or anyone with any sort of debility, obesity, age etc. The only way you can get reasonably good access is if you stay at Honokeana Cove condos, as they have a private stairway down to the narrow/rocky beach making access significant easier. i found it easier to wear beach shoes instead of flippers, as then could more easily get in/out and the cove isn't that big for swimming around the would make flippers mandatory. Regardless of all that, if you can get in/out, it is very nice.
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Date of experience: January 2020
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lkgeo wrote a review May 2019
Park City, Utah34 contributions39 helpful votes
Last week we snorkeled at Honokeana Bay several times. I'm usually pretty comfortable climbing around on rocks, so I was surprised how much of a challenge it was to get into and out of the water. As others have mentioned, there's a narrow dirt trail for public access between the Honokeana Cove condos and Napili Point condos. The trail leads to a rocky shore with short but somewhat steep sides, plus a flatter area with an enticing-looking small cove facing away from the ocean. The challenges (imo) are: water surges when getting into or out of the water; it's hard to tell how close the underwater rocks are when entering the water (especially when the water surges!); the rocks, when wet, can be very slippery--making the enticing flat part of the area less enticing; there are turtles feeding along the edges so it's possible to be swirled around with them in a small area--not good for them or us; and we saw eels in crevices along the underwater rocks. Our group enjoyed the snorkeling once we were in the water, but we all tried several ways of getting in and out of the water. I ended up swapping fins and boogie board for water shoes, to make it as easy as possible to get in & out of the water without tripping over fins or having the board float out & away. And, I liked the steeper part of the rocks for getting in & out of the water; I found a decent channel through the underwater rocks. If someone isn't a strong swimmer or comfortable climbing around on rocks to get into a bay, I'd recommend Kahekili Beach in the middle of Ka'anapali (https://www.tripadvisor.com/Attraction_Review-g60634-d1603950-Reviews-Kahekili_Beach_Park-Lahaina_Maui_Hawaii.html). Parking and restrooms are nearby. We also snorkeled at Honolua, which was in between the two in terms of getting in and out of the water--a somewhat rocky entrance, but shallower/easier than Honokeana.
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Date of experience: May 2019
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Lenore S wrote a review Apr 2019
Burlington6 contributions1 helpful vote
Great snorkeling for turtles! Very pretty! Lots of turtles climb out of water to sun themselves. That is fun to view even for non snorkel folks
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Date of experience: April 2019
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NancyinDerby wrote a review Feb 2019
Derby, Kansas643 contributions166 helpful votes
We were lucky enough to be staying at Napili Point right on Honokeana Bay. The view of the bay was beautiful morning, noon and night. The sound of the waves was wonderful! Loved watching the huge turtles. Sunset was the best across the bay with Lanai in the distance.
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Date of experience: February 2019
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Terralee P wrote a review Oct 2018
Long Beach, California402 contributions43 helpful votes
If you are not staying at Honokeana Bay, you won’t have easy access to their bay - it’s blocked off - HOWEVER, between that property and next door Napili Point there is a public access trail that borders the Napili Point property - starts behind the large rock. Walk down the trail, and when your u have to, a small detour around a block in it and you will come to an open area with rocks that you can climb down to the bay. When I was there in mid-October, the current & waves were very strong - so getting into the bay risks being carried back to the rocks - but nothing prevents you from looking for turtles swimming out there - I saw some every time. So great!
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Date of experience: October 2018
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