Best Kahekili Beach Park Snorkeling

The 17th most popular snorkel dive spot in Maui.


  April 30, 2018

North of Lahaina on Maui, the snorkeling at Kahekili Beach Park (aka Old Airport Beach) is popular with families due to its usually calm waters and numerous reefs. You may encounter butterflyfish, humuhumunukunukuapua’a (Hawaiian state fish aka rectangular triggerfish), octopus and turtles. The best Kahekili Beach Park snorkeling is straight out from the pavillion where there is good coral and diverse marine life.

To reach the Kahekili Beach Park snorkeling from Lahaina, head north on Highway 30 to just past milepost 30. Turn on Pu'ukolii Road to the large parking area near the water. To reach the snorkeling on Maui by air, you will need to fly into Kahului Airport (OGG) which is located in the middle of the north coast of Maui. It is served by direct flights from the mainland US and also by inter-island flights from several other Hawaiian Islands by regional carriers. When planning a trip to the Hawaiian islands, be aware that the State Of Hawaii has banned all sunscreens that oxybenzone, which has been proven to kill coral reefs.

Overall, Kahekili Beach Park is the 17th most popular snorkel dive spot of all 21 snorkeling dives in Maui.

Local Contacts:  Maui Visitors Bureau (808) 442-8717; Hawaii Visitors (808) 245-3971; Maui Weather (808) 877-5111 or 871-5054.

Best Season:  Any

Average Difficulty:  Easy

Base Camp:  Green Turtle House, Paia

Luxury Loding:  Westin Ka'anapali Ocean Resort; Mauian, Napili Bay (808) 669-6205

Reference Source:  click here

GPS:  20.93632, -156.69332

Date Published:  12/26/2011

Date Updated:  4/30/2018

ID:  23023

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