Guided Snorkel Tours
Like snorkel rentals, guided snorkel tours might sound like a great idea. Unfortunately, most of them are just not worth it. You'll be stuck with many other beginner snorkelers flailing their arms and kicking up a storm. Translation: Scaring away all the fish you want to see.
The good news is the islands have some amazing beginner-friendly, fish-filled spots, where you can calmly swim with sea turtles and reef fish for free. On Oahu, check out Shark's Cove — named for its shape, not its residents — and Hanauma Bay, which has a $7.50 park entry fee and a $1 parking fee.
On Maui, try the Ahihi Kinau Reserve, Honolua Bay or the Coral Gardens. On Kauai, try Poipu Beach on the South Shore and Makua Beach on the North Shore. On the Big Island, you can't beat the right side of Mauna Kea Beach.
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