Snorkel Honolua Marine Preserve
The Beauty Of Honolua Bay in West Maui
Meaning ‘two harbors,’ Honolua Bay is one of the most culturally important areas of Northwest Maui. It has a rich plantation history and one of environmental importance too. It currently hosts one of the most popular surfing and snorkeling locales as part of the Honolua Mokule’ia Bay Marine Life Conservation District. Visit this area on tour to learn more about it.
The area we explored was incredible– lots of reefs, sea turtles, and other marine life. There’s really not a lot I can say to properly translate how fantastic the adventure was! The whole experience is well worth every penny and every wrong turn (your driving or your paddling). Thanks for a most memorable experience.
I booked a private Kayak Tour for my 2 daughters to kayak to Honolua Bay and the Marine Preserve…they had a fantastic time! They saw beautiful sea turtles and all kinds of amazing fish! We were staying in Napili and this particular tour left from Kapalua on the beach near the Ritz Carlton, so it was very close to us! Their guide was Clayton and he was FANTASTIC…
My wife and I had an absolutely fantastic time with Curtis at Maui Kayak Adventures. We always felt safe and never rushed. Curtis took his time with us, explaining about some history, landmarks, and, of course, the sea life. He made sure we saw the turtles, some great reefs, and colorful fish. He is also a photographer and took some awesome pictures of our trip…
After a strong head wind paddle the bay provides protection from strong winds. It’s a calm and peaceful setting for incredible and clear snorkeling amongst the thriving marine life.
You’ll get to see the rugged beauty of the bay highlighted by excellent views of Maui’s neighbor island of Moloka’i as well as the Pailolo Channel.
Most companies charge an additional $40-$60 for photos. With us, you’ll get digital web photos from our tour guides for FREE after the tour! We’ll get all the special moments, from start to finish so you can just relax and enjoy the tour.
Guests will be delighted to see a diversity of aquatic life – sea turtles, coral formations, endemic tropical fish and even a chance of Hawaiian spinner dolphins.
Explore, connect, respect
Honolua Marine Preserve is the home of surf competitions in the winter and a snorkeler’s delight in the summer. Enjoy an abundance of fish, turtles and sometimes even manta rays.
Only available in summer months due to surf conditions.