Is Napili Bay good for snorkeling?

Is Napili Bay good for snorkeling?

One of the most prized West Maui beaches is the world famous Napili Bay. If you’re looking for a great snorkeling experience then definitely head here. If you drive to Napili Bay, there is a carpark off the highway, but you’ll want to get there early for a spot.

What part of Maui has the best snorkeling?

The 5 Best Snorkeling Spots on Maui

  1. Black Rock Beach. Photo: Thinkstock.
  2. Molokini Islet. Photo: Getty Images.
  3. Honolua Bay. Photo: Getty Images.
  4. Kapalua Bay. Photo: Getty Images.
  5. Maluaka Beach. Photo: Getty Images.

Where are the shark snorkeling in Maui?

Mala Wharf
Fortunately Maui does have a shark dive site where you can encounter White Tip Reef Sharks at Mala Wharf. This is by far the best place to see sharks in Maui due to the frequency we see sharks and the amazing topography & sea life. It is also called Mala Pier.

How do you get to the Cliff House on Maui?

Cliff House is Located in Kapalua Infront of Montage Hotel, Great for Cliff Jumping and Snorkeling, has ladders getting in/out. Parking there is at the beach access point, Drive past the Montage Hotel, park, get out and walk toward the ocean, follow the dirt trail back towards Kapalua it will lead you to cliff house.

Are there sharks in Napili Bay?

Yes, there are several resident sharks in the area. There are also some that like Slaughterhouse (also known as Mokule’ia) and Napili Point. Another good spot is down by Mala Wharf, out at the end of the old pier.

What is the best time of day to snorkel in Maui?

Scuba diving and snorkeling in Maui or anywhere around the world is typically the best between 10 am in the morning and 2 pm in the afternoon. This is due to the sun being higher in the sky. The sun angle being more above the surface of the earth allows more light to penetrate the water.

Where can you snorkel in Maui without a tour?

All of the spots listed below are free.

  • Honolua Bay. Honolua – Mokuleia marine life conservation district, West Maui.
  • Slaughterhouse Beach (Mokuleia Bay)
  • Ahihi Cove.
  • Kanahena Beach aka the dumps.
  • Maluaka Beach aka Turtle Town.
  • Black Rock at Kaanapali Beach.
  • Ulua Beach.
  • Makena Landing.

Do you see sharks while snorkeling in Maui?

Snorkeling from Shore or from a boat in Maui it is extremely unlikely you will see a shark or get bit etc. (In the Hawaiian Islands, since 1828, there have been 116 confirmed shark attacks and only 8 confirmed shark attack fatalities.

Should I be scared of sharks in Maui?

From a statistical standpoint, being attacked by a shark is one of the last things you should worry about when playing in the ocean in Maui. So are dogs, deer, bathtubs, and ants—all of which, according to this list, annually kill more people than sharks.

How do you avoid sharks in Maui?

10 Tips to Fend Off a Shark Attack

  1. Don’t swim at night or twilight hours.
  2. Stay away from Rivermouths and stream outlets.
  3. Stay out of the water after it rains.
  4. Don’t swim in heavily fished areas or anywhere near active fisherman.
  5. Stay away from murky waters.
  6. Swim with a buddy.