Maui: Snorkel with the Turtles

Turtle Town

Getting up close (but not personal) with sea turtles. Family friendly beach with restrooms and showers. Duration: A couple hours.

Turtle Town technically spans the area between Nahuna Beach and Black Sand Beach, but because Maluaka Beach has some of the best snorkeling on the island, many consider it the epicenter of Turtle Town. Beacause this beach is protected from trade winds by Haleakala, the water is calm, making it a great place to snorkel and an easy spot where kids can swim. If you're looking for sea life, head to the south end of the beach, near the rocks; this is where the reef begins. Keep in mind that turtles aren't afraid to come into shallow water, so if you're not comfortable in deep water, you may still get to see a few.

Pack List

  • Snorkel
  • Mask
  • Fins
  • Swimsuit
  • Sunscreen
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Activities Diving
Skill Level Beginner
Season Year Round
Features
Bathrooms
Beach
Easy Parking
Family Friendly
Food Nearby
Groups
Wildlife

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Woah

Didn't see any turtles but got to swim with the fishes...

Guaranteed To See Turtles!

We stopped by here at least 3 times during our trip. Afternoon winds can make it tough to snorkel try to get in the water early to explore the most amount of space!

Tons of turtles!


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