Kihei has been gifted with beautiful beaches and sea life. The view from above the water in Kihei is only surpassed by the view underwater. If you want to see these views then you should go Snorkeling in Kihei. One of the reasons people love Maui is that the snorkeling here is one of the best in the world. Being so remote, a percentage of the marine life here is endemic and cannot be found elsewhere. That is why snorkeling in Maui is a one of a kind experience.
There are multiple places in Kihei that are famous for snorkeling. Kamaole Beach Park II and III are perfect for snorkeling. You can start at the Kamaole Beach Park III and swim to the point around several lava and coral fingers. The water here is about 16-20 feet deep. There are multiple schools of fishes here. You might be able to see goatfishes, surgeonfishes, wrasses, and puffers. After this, you can swim to Kamaole Beach Park II and see beautiful collections of sea urchins and maybe even some sea turtles. Another place for snorkeling is Molokini. This crescent-shaped partially submerged crater 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.
Here is a list of the different options for Snorkeling in Kihei.
- Kanaio Coast – Blue Water Rafting
- Whale Watch and Snorkel Molokini – from mid-December to April – Blue Water Rafting
- Kanaio / Molokini – Blue Water Rafting
- Molokini Express – Blue Water Rafting
- Private Charters – Wailea Boating Company
- Forbidden Coast and Molokini – Redline Rafting
- Molokini and Turtles 3 Hours – Seafire Charters/The Dive Shop
Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.
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