Kawakiu Beach Snorkeling

The MOST popular snorkel dive spot in Molokai.

On the western shore of Molokai, the Kawakiu Beach is known for is small cove with good snorkeling.

To reach the snorkeling on Molokai, you can either use an inter-island flight or the ferry boat. Mokulele Airlines provides non-stop interisland flights from Hoolehua airport on Molokai to both Maui and Honolulu. Alternately, there is inter-island ferry service provided by Hawaii Ocean Project Molokai Ferry (877) 500-6284 from Lahaina Harbor on Maui into Kaunakakai Harbor on Molokai (2 hr). There is a good early morning option from Maui to Molokai, and an afternoon option from Molokai to Maui. If you do take the ferry, keep in mind that there not typically rental car offices at the dock. If reserve a car at the airport office of Alamo Rental Car (808-567-6381), they will pick you up from the dock and bring you to the airport. Also, the locally-owned Molokai Car Rental will drop a car at the dock if you request.

Overall, Kawakiu Beach is the 1st most popular snorkel dive spot of all 4 snorkeling dives in Molokai.

Kawakiu Beach Snorkeling Map



Local Contact(s):  Moloka'I Visitors (808) 553-3876; Molokai Fish And Dive (808) 553-5926; Molokai Fish And Dive shop/boat tours (808) 553-5926.

Recommended Book:  "Snorkel Molokai" from Judy Malinowski

Recommended Map:  "Molokai Dive Map" from Franko Maps

Best Season:  May - Sep

Average Difficulty:  Moderate

Base Camp:  Pala au State Park Campground; Dunbar Beachfront Cottages (808) 558-8362

Luxury Loding:  Hotel Molokai (808) 660-3408

Date Published:  

Date Updated:  8/7/2016

ID:  23016

Kawakiu Beach Snorkeling Map


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