Despite my first two ill fated attempts at snorkeling, I was willing to try again. I figured if there was anywhere in the world where I might have a good snorkeling experience, it was Hawaii.
Just FYI: if you’re searching for snorkeling in Hawaii, there are a plethora of options. We chose one that included more than just a boat ride to the snorkeling spot and back. Instead, it included a boat trip up to the Nā Pali Coast. April wasn’t interested in the snorkeling–just the boat ride, but promised to take lots of pictures of any shark attacks us snorkeling.
This extended tour was definitely the right decision!
The snorkeling was fun. I saw lots of fish, I didn’t have a panic attack, and I missed seeing the shark Christi saw. YAY me!
After snorkeling, we continued north up along the western coast. Along the way, we were joined by a curious tortoise and later by a pod of dolphins, who swam along with and played around the boat for quite awhile.
As the boat sped along, we were treated with some of the most spectacular coastline views of the famed Nā Pali Coast. As I mentioned before, some of the cliffs are over 2500ft high!
All too soon, it was time to turn around and head back–giving us one last good look at the coast on one side and the expanse of nothingness on the other.
It was a great excursion and I highly recommend that if you’re going to take a snorkeling tour, opt for one that includes a bit of sightseeing around the island–it does take up a bigger chunk of your day, but trust me, you won’t regret it.