Kahana is smack dab in the middle of Kaanapali and Kapalua. Because of this most Snorkeling in Kahana is done in these places. Both Kaanapali and Kapalua are famous for their underwater beauty. The waters around West Maui and the neighboring islands are warm. The average temperature of the water here is around 78 degrees Fahrenheit, which makes it perfect for swimming. Visibility is also top notch in the waters around West Maui. Some places even have visibility in crystal clear waters for more than 100 feet. The snorkeling locations are also full of beautiful coral reef formations and unique wildlife. Some of the famous spots for Snorkeling in Kahana are the following. The Coral Gardens is one of the best snorkeling spots in Maui. The Coral Gardens is not accessible by land. You will need to take a boat to get there. There are plenty of tour operators that are offering tours to this awe-inspiring spot. There is plenty of marine life found here. You can see angelfishes, triggerfishes, butterflyfishes, Eels, Crabs, Octopi, Green Sea Turtles, and Pufferfishes. The Molokini Crater is also a popular spot for Snorkeling. It is a crescent-shaped partially submerged crater that houses around 250 species in its safe embrace. Because of the shape of the islet, the waters in the crater is calm and protected from strong winds. Since the islet is made up of rock, the visibility of the waters here is excellent for snorkeling. Visibility here can exceed 150 feet. There are plenty more spots that you can go to.
No matter where you choose to go, you are sure to have a blast exploring the underwater world of Maui. However, like all activities in Maui, caution should always be exercised. The time of the day can also affect how your snorkeling trips can go. The early morning waves are generally calmer than the ones in the afternoon.