Enjoy Snorkeling Tours In Hawaii

Posted by BestofHawaii on February 26th, 2019

Benefits of Snorkeling in Big Island

Majority of the snorkel spots in Big Island are found on the drier western side of Hawaii. Some of the snorkeling locations are accessible from shores and the better ones are from rocky shores. Big Island has the healthiest coral formation which seems to growing from the past 10 years. From shallow 5 to 25ft to deep 50 to 100ft, you can explore the treasures of the water in Hawaii.

The best time to snorkel

Though Hawaii is suitable for snorkelingyear-round due to its tropical climate, summer is the best time. During winter, temperature is up till 82' F and snorkeling can be difficult when the water is cold. Whereas the summers record a temperature of at least 74'F offering you warm waters. In winter north swells bring in the biggest waves proving the best time to go surfing - not snorkeling. Summer is when the sea is calmer and you can enjoy Snorkeling Tours Hawaii without any disturbances. Another major factor affecting snorkeling is rain. Rain reduces visibility and no sun leads to colder water. It mostly rains from October to April. Morning is the best time to go snorkeling as when day gets warmer the tides increases.

The perfect time to go Oahu Snorkeling Toursis from May to September though the rest of year still has some very good options.

Highlights of Big Island

The best snorkeling in Hawaii Big Island can be found in Kahalu'u Beach, Kealakekua Bay and the Honaunau Bay.

Kahalu'u Beach

Just 5 miles drive from Kona will get you to Kahalu'uBeach. The easily accessible shelter shallow bay, large concentration of fishes and calm waters makes it an ideal spot for first time snorkelers. On the shores you can easily spot the famous Honu or sea turtles. Try to get there as early as possible as it’s a very crowded place. Also, don't try to stand in the water as the waters are too shallow and you might damage the delicate corals.

Kealakekua Bay

Otherwise known as Captain Cook snorkeling is famous for its calm shores and amazing marine life.The Sea starts shallow but suddenly goes up to 100 feet deep where you can find spinner dolphins. The best snorkeling is found near the Captain Cook monument. Due to its popularity, there has been some major damage to the local ecosystem. Make sure you get a permit while you go kayaking on your own.

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