Located between Lahaina and Ma’alaea Harbor, directly off the Pali Highway is home to some of Maui’s unique reefs. Accessible by land and boat, this is often a popular spot (better viewed from a boat because of the water clarity off shore). Here you can view 100-year-old coral heads ribboned through sand channels and a vast array of fish and marine life as well as the mountain backdrop.
Snorkeling with Turtles
Maui Magic has several different spots along the West Maui Coastline to snorkel depending upon the wind and wave conditions that particular day. Because Molokini is often not accessible due to trade winds, Olowalu Reef and the west coastline can get very crowded in the afternoons. Maui Magic Adventure Snorkel reaches these locations in the mornings and generally have the whole area to ourselves!
The icing on the cake is that Maui Magic’s second snorkel spot is one that gives you the amazing opportunity to see turtles.
In ancient times, Olowalu town was quite well populated with Hawaiians and known for growing taro and breadfruit. Other crops such as sweet potato and plants that produced materials for clothing, shelter and transport were also raised. Once the Europeans settled here, sugar cane was grown and a sugar mill operated in the area.
The Maui Magic (operated by Maui Classic Charters) is proud to assist in conservation and protection of the coral reefs surrounding Maui. We strive to help educate everyone we take snorkeling. We encourage guests to use Reef Safe Sunscreen (also offered onboard all our vessels) and ask you to not touch marine life as it can be damaging to the fragile coral and ecosystem.