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Kapoho Tide Pools

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Wonderful Hike! Be Careful!

We thoroughly enjoyed this day trip. Be conscious of the tides as people have been swept away... read more

Reviewed 20 November 2018
Louisville, Colorado
Sad to hear it's gone...

Went during our honeymoon a few years back. It was magical! We went twice! It was easily the best... read more

Reviewed 8 October 2018
Toronto, Canada
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Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed 20 November 2018

We thoroughly enjoyed this day trip. Be conscious of the tides as people have been swept away. Wear the right footwear.

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank TinaandVinnieO621
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Went during our honeymoon a few years back. It was magical! We went twice! It was easily the best snorkeling experience we have ever had and it was free! Beautiful corals and fish. Each tidal pool had a magical world in of itself.

Date of experience: November 2017
2  Thank laujust2017
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This was our favorite place for snorkeling. We lived 10 minutes away for 15 years. Unfortunately the Kilauea Lava Flow that began on May 3rd 2018 has destroyed this wonder. Hoping something new develops in time. It may be possible to hike in a some...More

Date of experience: May 2018
4  Thank 269jasperr
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

What a loss. This was one of the better places to snorkel on the south end of the Big Island. My heart goes out to the people who used to live there.

Date of experience: August 2018
5  Thank CountVernon
Reviewed 27 August 2018

The tide pools are gone under about 70 ft of lava. it is gone gone gone and will never return. so do not visit here

Date of experience: April 2018
4  Thank Paul W
Reviewed 7 August 2018 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

Date of experience: August 2018
2  Thank twinfallspuddle
Reviewed 7 August 2018

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

Date of experience: July 2018
2  Thank Cydebus
Reviewed 27 July 2018 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.

Date of experience: May 2017
1  Thank jamesoW4590MH
Reviewed 24 July 2018

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.

Date of experience: July 2018
4  Thank Lani K
Reviewed 23 July 2018 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

Date of experience: July 2018
6  Thank Ruthmar1e
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7 December 2018|
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Response from Cydebus | Reviewed this property |
No But we do have a new black sand beach in the same area. Enjoy it!
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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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