Most of the visitors in Maui stay in Wailea. Not just because it is the hub for the resort region of Maui. One other reason they stay here is that the waters in Wailea have incredible marine life and excellent clarity. That’s why people love Snorkeling in Wailea. With crystal clear clarity and an abundant supply of marine life, it’s no wonder why people are jumping in the water in Wailea. It’s possible to see dolphins, colorful tropical fishes, vibrant corals and sea turtles.

There are many prime snorkeling spots near Wailea. The Molokini Crater is very close by. It’s just a 20-minute boat ride from Wailea. 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. Maluaka Beach is also nearby. This beach is more commonly known as Turtle Town. It got its name from the Hawaii Sea Turtles that call this place home. This place is frequented by snorkeling excursions organized by the tour operators. However, you can also come here by yourself.

The Snorkeling Tours in Wailea uses different vehicles. There are the bigger catamarans that offer a more stable ride and offer food. If you want to get wet only during snorkeling then this is a perfect option for you. If you want to try a wetter and smaller boat then you can join the kayak tours here.

Here is a list of the different options for Snorkeling in Wailea.


Jeremy Stice is the Author of the Maui Real Estate Guidebook.

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