Honolua Bay

Lahaina, HI 96761
6:00am - 8:00pm
6:00am - 8:00pm
6:00am - 8:00pm
6:00am - 8:00pm
6:00am - 8:00pm
6:00am - 8:00pm
6:00am - 8:00pm



  • Snorkeling here is a little tricky due to the entrance on private property. Having a guided kayak tour is a better idea. Don't trespass and take care of the natural habitat as well as local privacy.
  • Snorkel here (but make sure you respect the natural habitat)
  • The North side has some of the best reef, but really either side is good. Tricky getting into/out of the water due to slick rocks but worth the effort.
  • Move further out for better snorkeling and be careful of slippery rocks when you first go in.
  • Great place for snorkeling but mostly for advanced snorkelers. Go in butt-first. Slowly. The rocks by the water are super slick. And bring flippers!
  • Don't snorkel if there are big waves. If surfing, no your limits and respect the locals. Beware the goat path down. There's a better way to get to the water if you watch the others.
  • Honolua Bay is a famous surf spot for advanced surfers. If you don't surf, head up to one of the lookouts for the perfect vantage point to watch the pros. During the summer - enjoy great snorkeling.
  • No sunscreen... Cover up with a rash guard or wet suit.
  • Don't use sunscreen while in the water! Preserve the beauty!
  • A great place to snorkel.
  • Look for signs at trail heads that map out where the underwater reefs are located. It will make for more interesting snorkeling. Don't forget to tread lightly!
  • Honolua is for advanced surfers only. Watch from the cliff and enjoy watching the locals rip it up.
  • Honolua Bay is a winter-time destination for Big Wave surfers. A powerful, hollow wave famous for long rides, this break also offers pristine surrounding cliffs for spectators to take in the views.
  • gorgeous views from the different lookouts. the water was super clear today. wish we had time to snorkel...will definitely next time!
  • Kimo owns the land that leads to the "bay". It's actually an old fishing village. Anyway, awesome snorkeling. They will start selling BBQ food next year. Good times!
  • Great snorkelling ! Follow the shoreline on the right about 100-150 feet from the landing . You'll come up to a coral forest with lots of wild life , lookout for turtle and eels !
  • Come early to find parking - there isn't much. Sick to the north end of the bay - more sealife and better reefs. Watch for green sea turtles!
  • Honu like the left side of the bay and into Slaughterhouse Beach. Prettiest coral and lots of fish just past the sandy bottom just past the half way point on the right side of the bay!
  • Incredible snorkeling in the summer; one of the best surfing spots in the winter
  • Afternoon session...

Nearby places

4405 Honoapiilani Hwy (at Kahana Gateway Center)