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Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
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Kaanapali, Maui, HI
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Really tough to get to, have to pay for parking in order to go. I'm a pretty good swimmer but getting to the cliff to jump off was tough, probably 30-35 feet high. Was pretty cool and a must do though. I didn't snorkel here,...More

Thank Ryne O
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The snorkeling here is good and the beach is really nice unfortunately when we went snorkeling there were to many ignorant people and they just doesn't care, not about other people or the fish and turtles...

Thank Anne1617
Reviewed 1 week ago

My wife and I have been coming to Hawaii and Maui for 35 years. Snorkeling is what we like to do most - least expensive activity for the biggest bang! If you snorkel a lot you MUST spend time learning the fish as it makes...More

Thank Steven S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Located on the Kaanapali Beach in Maui, this beautiful large sandy beach, featured the best snorkeling on my trip to Maui. If you swim over to the black volcanic rocks, you are rewarded with clear water and a large number of colorful fish and the...More

Thank Mark H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great location to snorkel right off the beach. We saw lots of fish and a large turtle. A heavy storm came in which caused larger waves, cloudy water, & lots of debris making it harder to see for a few days after.

Thank MamaLeopard
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

If you're staying at Kaanapali resort area this is one of the best beginner snorkelling areas. I'm an experienced snorkeler and scuba diver. So I'll be very specific with advice. Stay as close to the rocks as possible. That's where the cool stuff is. I've...More

1  Thank 2Calgarytravlers
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The beach was beautiful; soft sand made the entry into the water very easy. The coral reef is very close to the rocks. Our concierge recommended that we outline the rocks completely to reach the other side of the beach (also accessible if you walk...More

2  Thank Vanessa L
Reviewed 10 October 2017

Stayed at the Royal Lahaina, close to Black Rock, and the beach was GORGEOUS! Saw so many honu, peacefully passing by, everyday. If you visit, please do not chase/swim after the honu (sea turtles). Giving 60 feet distance will help to protect these endangered species;...More

Thank Laurie S
Reviewed 8 October 2017

Great snorkeling spot, saw lots of turtles and was never too crowded. Come at nigh to see a cliff jumper.

Thank smp1290421
Reviewed 3 October 2017 via mobile

My sister stayed in Kaanapali a few years ago & said the snorkeling at black rock was very good, seeing many turtles. I had to try it. Pretty disappointing, some fish, no turtles, lots of people. I went around the outer point to get away...More

Thank Jim D
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7 August 2017|
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Response from Jake T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is the rock is very rough getting there you can swim to it also. I seen little kids jumping off the rock with no problem
18 March 2017|
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Response from isabeltmccusker | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I'm guessing the Snorkel Store has life vests, noodles, etc They'd probably throw those in free of charge with a snorkel gear rental. Worth asking
17 September 2016|
Response from traveler4700 | Reviewed this property |
Andre, so sorry I just saw your question!! Yes you can bring your own gear! Hope you had a great trip!