Snorkeling Hawaii the reefs off Kailua and Lanikai Beach is a unique experience not to be missed.

Snorkeling Kailua Beach Hawaii

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Snorkeling in KailuaSnorkeling the reefs off Kailua and Lanikai Beach is a unique experience not to be missed. Lanikai Beach is exceptional for beginners due to the proximity of the living coral reef to the soft white sand beach lapped by shallow, calmer water. Kailua Bay is a protected Ocean Recreation Management Area and a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle, or Honu, feeding grounds. Honu are endangered and protected animals that spend their days swimming around the shallow reefs and eating Limu, or seaweed, off the rocks. These creatures should not be touched and care should be given not to disturb their natural routine. While they are feeding and active, sea turtles must come up to breathe every couple of minutes and can often be spotted by the keen and quiet observer. Calmer days, with less wind, allow for better visibility and therefore a better chance at spotting turtles and tropical fish. Hawaii is home to hundreds of endemic fish species including the Humuhumunukunukuapua’a, Hawaii’s State fish. Kailua also has healthier coral, in more of its natural state, than places like Hanauma Bay that see over 1 million visitors per year. Kailua and Lanikai Beaches are considered to be two of the most beautiful beaches in the world, graced with the softest white sand and vibrant turquoise water.


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Snorkel Rentals Kailua
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Rent a snorkel set for a half day or keep it for the week, including mask, snorkel and fins! We provide a variety of Sea Sport snorkel equipment including dry snorkels, silicon masks and floating fins. Sizes range from a Child’s 1 to adult 15. We now offer corrective lenses for those who wear eye glasses! Come try them on to find your prescription.


New! H20 Ninja Masks (Includes Fins)

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The H2O Ninja Mask’s are now available to purchase and rent in our pro-shop! Masks are equipped with a built in snorkel and include fins. The full-face design has many advantages over a traditional snorkeling mask. You can now breath easy, using both your nose and your mouth under water. This is what our bodies are acclimatized to do on land. The design eliminates the need to put the mouthpiece directly in your mouth, making it clean and user friendly.

Other Benefits include:
Increases the view angle up to 180 degrees.
Drastically reduced fogging (compared to a normal snorkeling mask).
Dry Top technology stops water from entering into the mask through the snorkel.
Built in safety valves, in case of water seeping into the mask.


The Kailua Beach Experience: Snorkeling / Body Boarding Package

Enjoy a full day of self guided beach activities in Kailua Bay!

Includes: snorkeling, boogie boarding, beach mats, a hot lunch, locker rental and hotel pick-up.

Itinerary:  We’ll pick you up from your hotel between 7:30 and 8:30 in the morning and bring you to our beach center shop in Kailua (located within a 2 minute walk of the beach). Our staff will brief you on the best locations for snorkeling, body boarding and exploring the beaches and make recommendations based on your group and the days conditions. Walking distances to the best snorkel spots on the East Coast are within a 20 minute walk.  Wristbands give you all access to our lockers for valuables, beach equipment and receive a discount on our retail shop for any last minute items or souvenirs. Enjoy four hours for your activities on Kailua Beach at your own pace and use our showers and changing room facilities when you’re done. You’ll be back to your hotel by 3:30 pm, well before dinner reservations or evening plans. Catch waves, enjoy the sun and go for a snorkel, all in one day. *we also offer later pick-up options by request.  **vehicle drop offs directly at the beach are prohibited so prepare for short to medium walks.

Adult (13 and Up) –  $79    Child (3-12) – $70   

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Snorkel Gear For Sale Our Kailua Beach Shop is a US Divers Swim Center, featuring the latest snorkel sets, swim goggles, swim fins, masks and anti-fog.

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