Best Snorkeling

Molokini Crater

Molokini is a designated marine sanctuary located just off Maui’s coast. It is one of only a few partially-submerged volcanic cones of its kind in the world, and features some of the best snorkeling Maui has to offer!

  • Calm waters protected from surges and waves
  • Incredible visibility in the crater
  • Designated Marine Life Sanctuary
  • Hundreds of species of fish like the small tang fish and humuhumunukunukuapua’a
  • One of the best places for viewing coral reefs
  • An extraordinary coral reef snorkeling experience

About Molokini Crater

Molokini CraterSNUBA and Snorkeling at Molokini Crater
Sea turtle

Swim with Turtles

Turtle Town

Turtle Town is home to a variety of brilliant tropical fish and an abundance of Hawaiian green sea turtles. Dive into the crystal blue water and swim among unique lava formations for some of the most unforgettable snorkeling Maui has to offer. You might even see turtles slapping each other! This is often part of their courting ritual, so don’t worry.

  • Hawaiian green sea turtles
  • Incredible photo opportunities
  • Breathtaking location along the coast
  • Swim among underwater lava formations
  • Plethora of Hawaiian tropical fish and other marine animals
  • Remarkable snorkeling experience

About Turtle Town

Amazing Reef

Olowalu (Turtle Reef)

Olowalu beach offers some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. There are 100-plus acres of some of the oldest reef structures in the Hawaiian Islands, extending hundreds of yards offshore and teeming with all types of reef fish. Olowalu’s calm and clear waters make it one of Maui’s best beginner snorkeling spots.

  • Hawaiian green sea turtles
  • A profusion of tropical marine life
  • Hundreds of types of reef fish
  • Large ancient coral heads
  • A rare manta ray cleaning station
  • Thriving black tip reef shark nursery

About Olowalu

Snorkeling at Coral GardensCoral Gardens


Coral Gardens

Coral Gardens is a protected area along the Pali Coast, where its high cliffs provide calm waters with some of the best coral reef viewing. This site is known as one of the best places to snorkel on Maui as it is teeming with marine life and fascinating coral formations.

  • See colorful Hawaiian tropical fish
  • View Hawaiian green sea turtles, octopi, crabs, and Hawaii eels
  • Swim among reef formations full of secret coral caves
  • Calm and clear water
  • A snorkeling boat tour perfect for beginners
  • Unforgettable snorkeling experience

About Coral Gardens

A woman exploring a coral reef on a Maui snorkeling cruise