La Perouse Bay Tours
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La Perouse Bay is a stretch of coastline bordering the Ahihi-Kinau Natural Area Reserve on Maui’s south shore. It was named for the French explorer Jean-François de La Pérouse, the first European to set foot on Maui in the 18th century. The bay is the site of Maui’s most recent volcanic activity, and the landscape is covered in jagged, black lava rock intermixed with pieces of white coral. Though there isn’t much of a beach visitors can hike this area using the King’s Trail, which winds past several small coves.
As its waters are protected from fishing by state law, aquatic life is abundant and excellent snorkeling spots can be found off its rocky coast. Spinner dolphins sightings are frequent in the bay. When waters are calm, it can be a great spot for swimming and kayaking.
La Perouse Bay is located at the end of Makena Alanui Road, at mile marker 7 just south of Wailea. There is a parking lot at the end of the road, but other facilities are limited. Arrive early for optimal hiking and snorkeling conditions before winds pick up in the afternoon.
Address: Wailea, Hawaii, USA
4 Tours and Activities to Experience La Perouse Bay
Discover the amazing array of marine life that populates Maui’s Molokini Crater during this small-group snorkeling trip. Head by boat to this long-extinct volcanic crater just off Maui, a top-notch snorkeling site where visibility often surpasses 180 feet (55m). Among the many creatures you may spot during your adventure are rays, tropical fish and variety of other wildlife. Finish your trip at ‘Turtle Town,’ another well-known snorkel site where you can glide through the water with Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles. Your snorkel trip also includes, breakfast, lunch, local guide and snorkel equipment.
Visit Maui on your own terms, with your own private guide. You'll see the island through the eyes of a local, learning about the area's history and culture as you go. Best of all, you'll get to see what you want and leave out the rest with this fully customizable experience.
Price varies by group size
Price varies by group size
"Snorkeling! & Best Hidden Beaches!" Tour. Have you ever had a unique tour experience that even long after you can’t exactly describe the multiple feelings of pleasure it brings to your memories? Get ready for such an experience, as each tour experience would leave you with lasting memories for a very long time. HIGHLIGHTS • Snorkeling is a key aspect of this tour as you would enjoy the best of snorkeling experience in the La Perouse bay • There are lots of beautiful beaches to enjoy at the bay. • For those that suffer from boat sickness, you don’t have to worry about all that. You would be taken by car • While on the road trip, you could enjoy the beautiful view of the Maui scenery. • Love some adventure? Then this tour is the perfect one for you! Get ready to be fascinated by the hidden gems that you would discover while on this tour.
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