Snorkeling is a great way to get a glimpse of the incredible underwater world surrounding the islands without having to go through training or cash out. To snorkel, all you need is a mask, snorkel and fi ns; however, tours also off er lessons, gear, transportation to snorkeling hot spots and sometimes, even lunch.
If HANAUMA BAY has been checked off your list, try KAILUA BEACH PARK or TURTLE CANYON off Waikīkī Beach (which will require a boat tour to access).
The NORTH SHORE also off ers great snorkeling spots. One such reef abode is MĀLAEKAHANA BEACH PARK; another is SHARK’S COVE . Located just past Waimea Bay, this spot off ers a small parking lot that fi lls up quickly and tide pools for those who prefer wading. However, only visit this spot during calm waves.