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What Makes Kauai Such a Great Snorkeling Destination?

A Group of people on a Na Pali Coast Snorkel Tour looking at Hanakapiai Beach

If you’re looking for some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii, look no further than Kauai. This beautiful place nicknamed “the garden island” is home to some of the best snorkeling in Hawaii. In this article, we break down why Kauai is a great snorkeling destination and what makes it special. Read on to learn more!

Kauai’s Best Snorkeling Beaches

To start off, Kauai has a ton of beautiful beaches that all offer great snorkeling. With a variety of beaches to choose from that all offer good snorkeling, we’ll showcase a few of the spots that we think put Kauai on the map as a great snorkeling destination.

Ke’e Beach

Ke’e Beach is now a reservation-only beach that is well protected from the wake. It has a relaxing lagoon that is well protected from the surf, and just outside of that has amazing snorkeling.

Haena Beach Park & Tunnels

This is a popular beach that is worth getting up early for. The parking will fill up quickly because of how good the snorkeling is. The best snorkeling, like most of Kauai, is in the summer.

Anini Beach

This is the best beach for year round snorkeling. Because of the increase in waves during winter, it can be hard to find a great beach to relax. It is well protected, but you should still be cautious of rougher conditions on the island.

Plenty of Snorkeling Tours

There are a ton of different businesses that offer great snorkeling tours.

They can take you to the best snorkeling spots around the island, and even get to some inaccessible spots. If you visit us at Na Pali Riders, we can take you to some of the most pristine snorkeling off of the Na Pali Coast. The Na Pali coast is a mostly untouched and preserved part of the island which makes for some amazing snorkeling. Check out our snorkeling tours page to learn more.

Lots of Wildlife 

Because Kauai is less populated than other major Hawaiian islands, the coral reefs are well-preserved when compared to others. You’ll have a higher chance of seeing wildlife and colorful reefs.

The Na Pali coast being so remote and inaccessible makes for great snorkeling as well. Overall it makes Kauai one of the worlds best snorkeling destinations.

If you visit the island of Kauai soon, be sure to learn how to spot the Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle.

Snorkel Kauai with Na Pali Riders

Now that you know why Kauai is such a great snorkeling destination, it’s time to start planning! If you have any questions about snorkeling on Kauai, feel free to reach out to us at Na Pali Riders. We are more than happy to assist you.

Thank you for reading, and we look forward to seeing you!

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