Snorkeling Kapalua Bay West Maui Snorkel Guide - maps, photos and information

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Directions: Head northeast on HI-30 E, Turn left onto Napilihau St., Turn right onto Lower Honoapiilani Rd., Turn left at sign for beach parking.

Parking: This place fills up fast. Get there early as there is no other parking available. We got here at 7:30am and there were 2 cars. When we left at 10:00am, the lot was full and cars were lined up to enter!

Where to snorkel: Entry is pretty easy with lots of sand (look out for rocks). Snorkeling is best at both ends of the bay (north the best). I swam from one end to the other and found plenty of fish throughout the whole bay. The further out the clearer the water, but be careful of currents outside the break.

What to look for: We saw many varieties of large tropical fish. wrasse, sailfish, Moorish idol, convict, eels, and many others. This is one of the best spots in Maui for fish.

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Other Info: Another great beach for families. This is a well protected reef with calm water and plenty of sand to play in or lay out and soak up the sun. There are showers and bathrooms as you enter from the parking lot.

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