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Best Snorkeling in Hawaii

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Snorkeling in Hawaii is fun and there’s lots to see – fish, turtles, monk seals, dolphins and more. If you love seeing fish up close and personal while immersing yourself in the deep, then finding the best snorkeling in Hawaii is going to be on your bucket list. Let’s discuss your top options for observing natural and rare inhabitants of these protected areas. 

a body of water with Hanauma Bay in the ocean

Hanauma Bay Snorkel Adventure

Hanauma Bay Snorkeling

This unique and picturesque adventure sits in a protected marine area, which means you’ll really be participating in a special trip to meet unique aquatic animals that are specific to Hawaiian waters. 

Delight your children with a plethora of sea creatures– from angel fish to turtles, and from butterfly fish to the Humuhumunukunukuapuaa (say that three times fast!), which is the state fish of Hawaii. Iridescent parrot fish are also found in Hanauma Bay. This cornucopia of beautiful inhabitants makes Hanauma Bay some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. 

Waterproof cameras are available for photos to help you remember all the residents you met in their coral reef home. 

Dolphin Snorkeling Adventure

Dolphins are intelligent swimmers who are always up for making a new friend. Snorkeling on this delightful adventure brings pods of playful dolphins next to sea turtles swimming in the sparkling water. 

Fun for snorkelers of all ages, transportation is included to Pokai Bay in the sunrise tour, as well as snorkeling gear. Be prepared with your swimsuit and your appetite for connection to the reptiles, mammals, and fish you will meet on this tour: some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii that you will find!

Snorkeling in Hawaii
Snorkeling in Hawaii

Swim with the Rays

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to watch sting rays glide by you in the water? Are you prepared to actually climb in with white tip sharks? If so, this is the tour for you! Not only will guests be able to feed reef fish, but they will have the opportunity to touch the rays as they swim past.

This tour occurs in a special lagoon within Sea Life Park, and provides some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. 

Snorkel in Nature 

This trip has something for everyone, offering tours on a variety of reefs. In the winter months, you may even encounter humpback whales on the tour!

See bright fish dart around colored coral, and watch sharks glide past on the hunt for their lunch. Check out this tour for some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. 

Scuba Diving Oahu

You want to go even deeper? Try Scuba Diving in Hawaii. You can try a scuba dive or become licensed in Hawaii. Explore the ocean wildlife under the sea – bring your underwater camera for epic pictures and videos.

Underwater Flora and Fauna 

Whatever your favorite ocean animal, you’ll find a tour that matches your tastes. Check out the best snorkeling in Hawaii and make memories that will last a lifetime.