Top Five Snorkeling Spots on Oahu

One of the best ways to explore Oahu’s ocean paradise is by putting on a snorkel mask and dipping your head underwater! From shimmering blue waters to an abundance of coral and creatures, Hawaii’s underwater world is diverse, dazzling and best experienced first-hand. Kick-start your aquatic adventure today with a visit to one of our favorite snorkel destinations below:

5. Kuilima Cove
For a first-time snorkeler, there’s no better place to explore Hawaii’s depths than Kuilima Cove. Located on Oahu’s northernmost tip, Kuilima Cove is well cared for and popular with visitors and locals alike. Its smooth white sand and calm waters make it a great place for families to spend the day exploring its ocean depths. Keep your eyes peeled for Humuhumunukunukuapuaa, our beloved state fish!

4. Shark’s Cove
Situated on Oahu’s beautiful North Shore, Shark’s Cove is one of the most popular diving and snorkeling destinations in the world. Despite its relatively rocky shore, Shark’s Cove is nonetheless adored for its blue waters teeming with schools of fish. Keep in mind that the currents here are strong, and may not be suitable for children or beginners.

3. Electric Beach
Electric Beach in one word? Visibility! Electric Beach is a local favorite for scuba diving, swimming and, of course, snorkeling. While its official name is Kahe Point Beach, this west side snorkel spot gets its nickname from the nearby electric power plant that works to warm the surrounding waters and thereby attract a wide array of underwater creatures.

2. Hanauma Bay
Of course, no snorkel adventure on Oahu is complete without a stop at Hanauma Bay. This east side bay is a gorgeous and tame snorkel spot perfect for visitors, families and all lovers of the ocean. Its clear visibility and large fish population are just some of the selling points that make Hanauma Bay one of the most popular ocean destinations in Hawaii. As a protected marine life conservation area, Hanauma Bay is closed to visitors every Tuesday to allow the fish one day of rest.

1. Shhhh…
Our top snorkeling spot? Well, that’s a secret. You’ll need to join us on our Wild Dolphin Watch, BBQ & Snorkel cruise to find out! Following a leisurely afternoon cruise and delicious BBQ lunch, you’ll be treated to a snorkeling experience you’ll never forget. We provide you with the equipment and instructions you need to spot Hawaiian reef fish, coral beds and more. We offer this cruise daily from noon to 3PM.

To book your Wild Dolphin Watch, BBQ & Snorkel cruise today, call (888) 373-2556 or visit

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