Snorkeling is perhaps the most popular – and quintessential – Hawaiian activity. With warm water and islands surrounded by magnificent reef ecosystems, Hawaii is a snorkeler’s paradise, and these 14 destinations are among the state’s best.

Please remember that you are a visitor in the vast Pacific Ocean; you should never disrupt the living coral, or bother the sea life. Disturbing endangered animals like the Hawaiian monk seal and the honu is illegal, and may result in massive fines. As always, we suggest you check out surf conditions before you make any decisions, and head warnings posted at these popular spots.

How many of these destinations have you been to? Where is your favorite place to go snorkeling in Hawaii?

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