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Great day snorkeling

Went snorkeling at the reefs in Olowalu today. Had an awesome time. You need to find an open area... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
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Calm waters, great snorkeling

Was told by a local dive shop to snorkel here. The water was shallow and calm so easy to snorkel... read more

Reviewed 18 February 2018
Mukwonago, Wisconsin
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Went snorkeling at the reefs in Olowalu today. Had an awesome time. You need to find an open area to swim out a bit, maybe 100 ft, but then the fish are more plentiful and the reefs are like underwater statues. There are passages through...More

Date of experience: January 2019
Thank Brewpub222
Reviewed 15 November 2018

Found this with the help of Gypsy guide app which I highly recommend but it was just so so the day that we were there. There are plenty of locations around the island that are equally as good if you are not on this side...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank Daryl H
Reviewed 4 October 2018

Not as good as in the past. It could be because there was a storm that I didnt' see any ocean life here.

Date of experience: August 2018
Thank kfs1919
Reviewed 6 August 2018

It is so sad, here you can see what humans can do! The reef is approximatly to 99.9 percent dead! Only the dead skeletons are still there sometimes with very small pieces of living polyps.

Date of experience: August 2018
3  Thank herrmanndus
Reviewed 23 April 2018 via mobile

Great for family. Easy snorkel access. Swim through reef to deeper water. Start right at mile marker 14. Been there 5 times, great everytime.

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank khege
Reviewed 28 February 2018

I was told by a local spear fisherman to go to this beach and look for the Umamaulea fish. We were out for 2 1/2 hours and had a blast. First time spear fishing so we treated the outing more like a snorkeling trip with...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Matt M
Reviewed 18 February 2018 via mobile

Was told by a local dive shop to snorkel here. The water was shallow and calm so easy to snorkel around the many reefs. Some of the reefs are close to shore so check before you start to swim. Lots of fish to see, no...More

Date of experience: February 2018
3  Thank Breanna0312
Reviewed 31 January 2018

It can be the most breath taking snorkelspot. BUT-you have to swim thru murky water to get out far enough to see the beauty of the expansive reef. And it can be far to swim. I am not always comfortable in murky water especially because...More

Date of experience: January 2018
1  Thank justgo64
Reviewed 27 October 2017 via mobile

Limited shade here. Bring your beach chairs & snorkel gear. Ok beach to spend a few hours. *Watch out for sharp thorns on beach from trees-(wear sandals or water shoes). Parking is right by beach, convenient. Beach is right by highway marker 14.

Date of experience: October 2017
Thank SeattleBoraBora
Reviewed 19 September 2017

Due to swells, snorkeling wasn't good anywhere on the north side. Also the sand here is really black and ugly. Tried snorkeling but quickly left.

Date of experience: September 2017
Thank Jim L
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Don F
21 August 2017|
Response from Karen5056 | Reviewed this property |
Hi yes it is sometimes called turtle town but there is also a turtle town in Wailea! so I think there are a few places called turtle town. If you are willing to swim out fairly far you will see turtles at Olowalu. You will... More