Snorkeling enthusiasts all over the world recognize Hawaii as an ideal place to visit. The conditions are perfect, the water is welcoming, and the weather is nearly always pleasant. Some parts of Maui, in particular, are especially worth a trip if you’re interested in making some special underwater memories. Here’s where to go if you’re ready to make some plans.
Where to Go Snorkeling on Maui
1. Turtle Town
Situated on the coastline between Black Sand Beach and Nahuna Point, Turtle Town is renowned for its calm waters and abundance of marine life. By virtue of its name, it’s also rich in Hawaiian green sea turtles. You can also expect to find everything from squirrel and parrotfish to eels and octopi.
2. Black Rock
At the end of Ka’anapali Beach is Black Rock, known as a popular leaping point for those who enjoy adventurous dives. It offers excellent snorkeling conditions, particularly for experienced swimmers who can handle deeper waters and stronger currents. The area is also a tourist attraction, as many ancient Hawaiians believed it was the spot where their spirits would be reunited with their ancestors.
3. Coral Gardens
On the west part of Maui is Coral Gardens, a natural reef that is home to hundreds of fish and turtles. Because it’s largely surrounded by cliffs, it’s relatively obscured from punishing winds. And since it’s only accessible by boat, it’s a particularly great choice for water lovers interested in sailing.
4. Mala Wharf
Just 10 minutes from Lahaina Harbor is Mala Wharf, an artificial reef that is ideal for a snorkeling trip if you’re interested in observing Hawaiian green sea turtles, goatfish, parrotfish, and white tip reef sharks, among hundreds of other marine travelers.
If you’re ready to enjoy Maui from a different vantage point, consider a snorkeling trip with Sea Maui. Based in Lahaina, the company takes underwater adventures to the next level with a choice of three outstanding trips designed for everyone from beginners to experts. There’s even an express option if you prefer to get a late start. You’ll enjoy glimpses of stunning undersea life, along with extras, like breakfast, lunch, and a premium bar. Visit the website to find out more about snorkeling and sailing with them, or call (808) 732-6284 to book your visit.