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Address: Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour With Optional Honaunau Bay
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This place was awesome! As a person who lives in the islands, take it from me..this is one of the best! There are no restrooms, no rentals and no food here so you have to come... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

This place was awesome! As a person who lives in the islands, take it from me..this is one of the best! There are no restrooms, no rentals and no food here so you have to come prepared. Check the tide calendar too before you go. It may be too choppy if you go when the tide is too high.

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Honaunau or "two step" as it is locally called is a great snorkel location off of highway 11. There's no beat but people set their things on the lava and then gear up to go snorkeling. There are two lava steps down into the water, but sometimes the waves can make entering and exiting dangerous. Wear protective booties on your... More 

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Maple Ridge, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

It is a one way lane in/out. The church has a parking lot across from 2 step for only $5. There are washrooms there also. Take the time to see where the 2 step entry is. You could get hurt going into the water at the wrong spot. One of the best snorkelling spots I visited. Saw many turtles here... More 

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Grovetown, Georgia
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We noticed people snorkling at this spot while we were at the historic site next door so, instead of paying $100 to take a snorkeling excursion, we just rented snorkel gear and swam it on our own. The array of fish at the reef was amazing. We went around 8:00 AM, parked at the historic site ($5 but entry is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I am so glad we saved $ on a snorkel tour! We just had to pay for our rented snorkel gear from our resort (don't think you can rent at the bay) and parking at Place of Refuge National Park ($5 and also an amazing stop in and of itself). Definitely get there early, before 10 to avoid the crowds.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Take snorkel gear with you as they do not have a rental place on the bay. Swim with honu (green sea turtles) and all the colorful fish of the islands. 100 yards off shore there is a drop off place and sometimes there will be dolphins.

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

We just had to snorkel here twice. One trip just wasn't enough. This is like an aquarium that you can swim in. The two step entry was awesome (hence the aka of two step). We saw tons of fish of every species as well as turtles in the deeper parts. It is a bit crowded so if you can,get there... More 

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San Francisco, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Probably my favorite snorkeling spot on the Kona-Volcano-Hilo Southern Route. The water was quite calm and the visibility was great. There’s plenty to see right near the shore. In addition, I was also super lucky to have seen a pod of about 30-40 dolphins swimming and playing around. There were a few juveniles too that looked only about 3 feet... More 

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Martinez, California, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This review title has all the upside, recapping what most reviewers report. However, I can understand why some people had poor experiences. This place can be crowded, and if there is a significant swell then you could get thrashed getting out of the water. Planning is the key to minimizing the downside. Get there EARLY - before 9 is best.... More 

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Victoria British Columbia Canada
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

This is also called 2 Step. I am 65,years old & find it very easy to get in and out. This has good snorkeling and is worth doing.you can park at Place of Refuge for $5 if there is no other parking. There are portable toilets at the site. Get there at 8 or 9 for better vis and less... More 

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