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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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Beautiful but a bit rough

Beautiful snorkel get spot but waters are a little rough for starters (as our children were) and a bit challenging to get in and out. Read other reviews for tips on that. Once in... read more

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Beautiful snorkel get spot but waters are a little rough for starters (as our children were) and a bit challenging to get in and out. Read other reviews for tips on that. Once in it is very nice though Be prepared with snacks and lots of water. No facilities on site at all. Kids enjoyed the tide pools also and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Clear waters abound here. Good chance to see dolphins, turtles, eels, octopus and lots of fish. If you are new to area here are some tips. This is not a beach but a lava out cropping. Watch where others get in (aka two steps). Walk over in flip flops and leave them upside down to keep them cooker. Sit on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great little beach and great snorkeling. Sadly, tourists with little class or respect for the local history and culture swim over to the Place of Refuge. Bad karma and just plain ignorant. Enjoy the beach and fish but stay the hell away from the ancient sites. A few ruin it for the many.

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Kelowna, Canada
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We have snorkeled in many spots around the world and this is one of the best. Walk out to the furthest part of the rocks and enter by sitting on the step, then timing your entrance with the surge of the wave. Exit by swimming up to the step, timing your entrance with the surge, and flipping around to put... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Made the hour drive to this beach 3 times while staying in Kailua-Kona. Totally worth the drive - this place is a must for snorkeling, it feels like you're in a gigantic swimming pool with a coral bottom. The reef offers some protection so you can swim out quite a ways. Saw dozens of different tropical fish, moray eel, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed our day at this spot. There is a picnic area on a lava rock beach. You can't snorkel in the park but near it you can. Look for the BIG eel!

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San Francisco, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A MUST DO! Yes it is rocky but totally accessible for anybody. Two steps is relaxing and peaceful. We had a lots of fun! Diversity of marine life (turtles, fishes corals...) There are 2 parking lots: One at the church and one at the National park, both $5. Get there early if you want to avoid the crowd ;) There... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

So if it's your first time in Kona and you want to see some fish and maybe a Honu (Hawaiian for turtle) then definitely go here because it is much easier of a trip then to Captain Cook which is the best in terms of snorkeling on this side of the island. But I have been to Kauai and to... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Beautiful water. Great snorkeling. Horrible rocks. Hard to enter. Hard to exit. Had to get help to get out. Could see some exotics from tide pools. I wouldn't go back. Very disappointed. Hurt many body parts.

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

Very interesting cultural place. Learn about the local people and their culture. Beautiful views of ocean.

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