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Kapoho Tide Pools

Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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A treasure on the east side of the big island

We were fortunate to spend a month in Kapoho Estates and these tide pools were daily visits... read more

Reviewed yesterday
Stephen C
We loved this place.

Even though you have to walk a few blocks away in order to park, We enjoyed this tide pool area... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
rnjoyful
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Anchorage, Alaska
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Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed yesterday

We were fortunate to spend a month in Kapoho Estates and these tide pools were daily visits whenever we were not traveling elsewhere on the island. Important to time it right for when the tide was in, otherwise too shallow for good snorkeling. The fish...More

Thank Stephen C
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Even though you have to walk a few blocks away in order to park, We enjoyed this tide pool area. Lots and Lots of pools deep enough to snorkel in with amazing, bright colored fish everywhere.

Thank rnjoyful
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Beautiful location! Lots of Fish to see, easy access, safe for first time snorkelers and children. Wear Rash guard rocks can be sharp..

Thank Jackie W
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Reviewed 5 days ago

With great sadness we witnessed the new lava flow cover our favorite snorkeling spot. Watching the aerial video of the lava flowing into the ocean I'm certain new and amazing tide pools will be created. As of June 2018 access to the area is totally...More

Thank Troy P
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Reviewed 1 week ago

My family have been regular visitors to the Kapoho Tide Pools for the last 10 years. The best snorkelling, and the most quietly relaxing and special place I've ever known. It was devastating to see it destroyed by the lava flow. Hawaii and her visitors...More

3  Thank V80M
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never got to visit this place and sadly will never be able to ..RIP tide pools and all the fish ........ And wildlife ....

Thank Stacey R
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The tide pools were beautiful and full of fish and coral during our visit. It’s hard to imagine that only 2 months after our visit they are gone. Hopefully at least some of the tide pools survived the lava flow. Houses can be rebuilt, but...More

4  Thank Brendan J
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were just in the Kapoho Tide Pools area in Nov 2017 and stayed at the most lovely vacation home in the neighborhood adjacent. We loved the coquis, the geckos, the little fish in the thermal pond out back, the coconut trees, everything. And, of...More

7  Thank Jenny W
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the most amazing family holiday a year ago, staying in Vacationland, and spending many hours in these pools. Devastated at the loss of this area, blessed to have enjoyed the beauty, humbled by Pele and Mother Nature. Thoughts to all in the area...More

8  Thank Lyndsay F
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to see the Kapoho Tide Pools last month and now it appears that they are completely gone. We can only hope that nature will replace them with something equally as lovely.

16  Thank Jim K
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Dianna O
21 May 2018|
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Response from andrewoldtiger |
Yes I have been there several times so know the geography well. Do not even dream of going there now. Ali access and exit roads have been destroyed. People already evacuated, except idiots who are now trapped.The biggest... More
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Reneezy B
19 April 2018|
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Response from Becky U | Reviewed this property |
Both Champagne Pond and Kapoho Tidepools are in gated communities. At Champagne Pond, you just need to take the walkway around the gate. Once inside, there aren't good markings on how to get there though. At Kapoho... More
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Debbie S
19 January 2018|
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Response from Robertinalaska | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. But just up the road, 6K, there is a park with outdoor showers.....
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