A Guide to Maui: Mokuleiʽa Bay (Slaughterhouse)



Also Known As: “Slaughterhouse”

Location: Three miles north of Kapalua next to Honolua Bay

Depth: 10-25 ft.

Good for seeing: Parrotfish, octopus, large schools of reef fish, Hawaiian green sea turtles, eagle rays, goat fish, and spinner dolphins

Best time of year to snorkel at Mokuleiʽa: Summer months offer consistently calm conditions at Mokuleiʽa and are the best time to visit.

Reasons we might not snorkel here: While Mokuleiʽa can occasionally offer calm conditions during the winter months, here is a video of what Mokuleiʽa can look like during a large winter swell: