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Kaua‘i Snorkeling

Just the name “Kaua‘i” conjures up idyllic images of paradise. Swaying palm trees, miles of velvety white sand beaches, neon sunsets, the fragrance of tropical flowers and sweet strains of Hawaiian melodies carried on the island breeze. And that’s just on the land! Pull on your mask and fins for an otherworldly experience exploring Kaua‘i’s spectacular reefs, teeming with abundant sea life for a Kaua’i snorkeling adventure you will never forget.

Kaua‘i’s Snorkeling Hot Spots

The best snorkeling in Kaua‘i are on the south shore around Po‘ipu; Hanalei and Nā Pali Coast have some of the most spectacular Kaua’i snorkeling spots; however, due to heavy currents, they are not safe to snorkel during the winter months. On the south side, be sure to check out Pō‘ipu Beach Park, Kōloa Landing, and Lāwa‘i Beach. On the north shore, Tunnels (Makua Beach) and Hideaway Beach are excellent during the summer months.

Kauai Snorkel Gear Rental

Most any dive shop on Kaua‘i rents snorkel gear; however we’ve chosen the most reputable for you. Snorkel Bob’s, with two locations in Kapa‘a and Kōloa, has a great reputation and everything you need for your Kaua’i snorkeling adventure. Also in Kapa‘a is Kaua‘i Snorkel Rentals. You can also check out Kaua‘i Bound Snorkel and Golf Gear Rental in Līhu‘e.

Kaua‘i Snorkel Charter Boats

Kaua‘i is a mountainous island, and many of the best north and east shore shore snorkeling spots also involve hiking down steep and slippery cliffs to the ocean. You donʻt have to be concerned with that on the south side, as most south shore beach entry spots are easily accessible. For the best of the best, a snorkel charter boat is the way to go. Capt. Andyʻs takes you to some of the best Kaua’i snorkeling spots on the Nā Pali Coast. Blue Dolphin Charters can offer you a snorkel adventure like no other off the shores of the forbidden island of Ni‘ihau, which has the best reefs and visibility in the inhabited Hawaiian islands. Holoholo Charters in ‘Ele‘ele also has excellent Kaua’i snorkeling trips, including Ni‘ihau.

Ready to Take the Plunge?

You want to get the most out of your vacation, so why just limit it to land? Explore the magnificent underwater world of Kaua‘i by contacting our Kaua’i snorkeling specialists today at ILoveHawaii.com.