Maui’s west-facing beaches are some of the most idyllic in all of Hawai‘i. They receive plenty of sun with very little rain (especially in the summer) and are protected from major swells by other islands, including Kaho‘olawe, Lāna‘i, and Moloka‘i.
Our guide to Maui snorkeling spots begins with recommendations for the best snorkeling spots for families, beginners, and experienced adventurers. We provide a map of the island’s top snorkeling sites, in-depth descriptions of each, some good-to-know local snorkeling tips, and what you need to know about snorkeling tours on Maui.
Table of contents
Table of Contents
- Best snorkeling spots for families, for beginners, and to see turtles, fish and corals.
- Map of snorkeling spots
- Snorkel Tours / sailing cruises
- Complete list of snorkeling spots
- Snorkeling essentials (tips, safety and rentals)
Most days, snorkeling in west Maui is a very calm, serene experience, with clear water and a wide variety of fish and wildlife.
Best snorkeling spots on Maui for families and for beginners, and where to see to see turtles, fish, and corals.
What’s the best snorkeling spot on Maui? The answer depends on who you are and what you’re looking for.
A boat trip out of Molokini is a great, half-day experience for families.