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Kapoho Tide Pools

Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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So sad. Kapoho taken by Pele

So sad. June 2018. Pele covered over the tide pools. All the fishy’s and Honu boiled to death. It... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
twinfallspuddle
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Long Beach, NY
via mobile
They were fun, but now they are gone. Look forward to a new special place in Hawaii new.

Sad to see these wonderful Tide pools go, but we are not in charge of Madame Pele and what she... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
93cd
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Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

So sad. June 2018. Pele covered over the tide pools. All the fishy’s and Honu boiled to death. It was the nicest snorkeling in the state

1  Thank twinfallspuddle
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Sad to see these wonderful Tide pools go, but we are not in charge of Madame Pele and what she wants to do.

1  Thank 93cd
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Reviewed 1 week ago

lava engulfed it...it is no more.....you can't get to it so don't even try to go there..... so sad...... lava has taken it and the surrounding areas.....

1  Thank Roger P
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The Ocean is always warm amd plenty of tropical fish to see while snorkeling along the pools. The walk to the Tide Pools is scenic and full of tropical plantlife.

Thank James O
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

NO longer exists. These ponds were covered by the fresh lava flow, fisture #8 in June 2018. It has many wonderful memories in my heart.

3  Thank Lani K
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The may 2018 eruption has completely destroyed this area it is covered with lava that now extends out more than a 1/2 mile from the former coastline

3  Thank Ruthmar1e
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

These tide pools were some of the most amazing tide pools in the world. Sadly this area was overrun and filled in with lava rock from the Kilauea eruption of 2018. The area is now inaccessible to travelers. A tremendous loss of natural beauty for...More

3  Thank MotownEsq
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Buried by lava. Our thoughts go out to the hundreds of people whose homes were lost in the latest eruption .

4  Thank HawaiiDaveJr
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Reviewed 12 July 2018

This area no longer exists. We tried to go 7/10 and it has been under a lava flow for a couple of weeks now. Sad from what I hear.

2  Thank Hdolphin18
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Reviewed 7 July 2018

An inconvenient walk from where you have to park, however walking through the neighborhood is kind of wonderful and the houses all seem to have their own little water holes and fountains. As you reach the end of the block and enter the road along...More

1  Thank Chris J
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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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