Aloha! I'm Grant Kailikea and Welcome to the
Hawaii Snorkeling Guide!
Being born and raised here in Hawaii, I have been blessed to swim, fish, and dive these waters all my life. As you plan your Hawaii vacation, I thought you’d like the real scoop about snorkeling in Hawaii from someone who lives and breathes it. I'll share with you the best Hawaii snorkeling information so you can make informed travel plans and experience the best Hawaii's ocean has to offer. Browse, enjoy, and I'll see you in the water!
What's on this site:
The best Hawaii snorkeling beaches!
How to see the most tropical fish and sea life possible!
The most exciting times to snorkel!
How to swim with dolphins, bask with turtles, and glide with manta rays!
Critical things to know before you buy snorkeling gear!
All my local knowledge and experience so you can build your vacation memories for a lifetime!
Hawaii snorkeling beaches by island:
Maui - See why Maui is by far the most popular snorkeling island
Oahu - Fantastic snorkeling with all the metropolitan conveniences
The Big Island - Snorkel the healthiest reefs in the Hawaiian Islands
Helpful snorkeling advice:
Snorkeling Gear - Your complete guide to everything you need
Hawaii Snorkeling Tips - Nothing beats insider experience
Only the best Hawaii snorkeling beaches:
Of all the great shoreline in the islands, I chose these top Hawaii snorkeling beaches because they have an abundance of marine life, consistent and safe ocean conditions, visitor accessibility, and ease of water entry. These not only represent the best snorkeling beaches Hawaii has to offer, but are also the beaches I recommend to my close friends.
So go ahead... choose an island and take a deep breath… you're going snorkeling!
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Google Map added to each snorkeling location.
Read about the great time I had snorkeling and sailing aboard the Honi Olani.
New Kahe Point Electric Beach videos added.
Turtle Town Maui has recently been added.
Molokini has recently been updated.
About Grant has recently been added.
Should You Buy or Rent Your Snorkeling Gear? has recently been added.
What you should know about Snorkeling Gear has recently been added.
Kahaluu Beach Park has recently been added.
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