A Guide to the Nakalele Blowhole in Maui, Hawaii

When you hear the word ‘blowhole’, your initial though may be of a whale spewing water out of the little round hole on its back. Though that is a type of blowhole, it’s not the only kind of blowhole the world has to offer—geological blowholes can be found along rocky coastlines all over the globe. Just like seeing a whale in the sea, these marine geysers are a magical sight to behold. Hawaii has a handful of them to choose from, but one of the most popular is one in Maui called Nakalele Blowhole. Tourists, like ourselves, and natives visit this natural wonder to see the seawater blast up to 100 feet in the air! Seeing it, from a safe distance, is one of the best things to do in Maui.

What is a Blowhole

A blowhole, also known as a marine geyser, is a tube-like hole that expels pressurized water into the air. They usually form along rocky coastlines and fault-lines, often on the windward side of the coast where the waves are stronger. Similar to how littoral caves are…

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