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Honaunau Bay

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Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Favourite of 5 snorkel spots on the big island during one week stay

I'm a former diver and an experienced snorkeler who has snorkeled just about all over the world... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
laluna31
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ontario
Beautiful bay

We enjoyed the view and watching the swimmers, snorkelers and sunbathers enjoy the beach. We... read more

Reviewed 4 weeks ago
Sharon S
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  • Excellent77%
  • Very good19%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“two step” (118 reviews)
“national park” (60 reviews)
“boat ramp” (28 reviews)
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Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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"two step"
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"national park"
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"boat ramp"
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"lava rock"
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"sea urchins"
in 22 reviews
"the big island"
in 57 reviews
"entry point"
in 9 reviews
"great snorkeling"
in 22 reviews
"tide pools"
in 20 reviews
"yellow tangs"
in 7 reviews
"porta potties"
in 10 reviews
"best snorkeling on the island"
in 7 reviews
"deeper water"
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"easy entry"
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"colorful fish"
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"snorkeling site"
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"spinner dolphins"
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I'm a former diver and an experienced snorkeler who has snorkeled just about all over the world. It's hard to impress me. This place does. The numbers and variety of fish is outstanding. Beyond your typical fish we saw a moray eel and a turtle....More

4  Thank laluna31
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We enjoyed the view and watching the swimmers, snorkelers and sunbathers enjoy the beach. We enjoyed the historical park next door.

Thank Sharon S
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We love this place going back next week my two teenage girls loved it they saw a lot of fish even had a sea turtle go between them. Lots of pictures but I don’t have on phone they did a water camera get there before...More

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were told that this area was a must do for snorkeling. After a quick trip to purchase snorkeling masks and noodles, we were Ready to go. The area is lava rocks and there is not a walk in area to enter the water. There...More

1  Thank Robin M
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Reviewed 6 July 2018 via mobile

Absolutely my favorite place in all HI. Easy and amazing snorkeling. You can even see fishes from the shore, before diving in. Many corals and various fishes, event a yellow trumpet fish and, most of all, turtles. You can observe them very often swimming in...More

Thank Eleonora N
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

We've snorkeled all over Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island, and this is definitely our favorite. Fish and turtles everywhere. Even saw a few reef sharks and swam with about 50 spinner dolphins. Looking at the water, swim towards the left and follow the...More

Thank Anthony P
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Reviewed 5 July 2018 via mobile

Lots of fish to snorkel for - 2 steps into the water are convenient - entrance fee to the ancient part

Thank dennys34
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Reviewed 28 June 2018 via mobile

This popular site has both live and dead coral that provides abundant fish and color for snorkeling. It is quite expansive for those who dare to swim out and dive down. I saw lots of yellow tang, Threadfin butterfly fish, Picasso Triggerfish, and Moorish Idol...More

1  Thank Laurie B
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Reviewed 15 June 2018

While in Kona there are a number of places that you can snorkel, Honaunau Bay (Two Step) rates very highly, as it should. It is a short drive (30 min) from the Kona area and the parking is free (if you can find a spot...More

Thank Bob D
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Reviewed 30 May 2018

This was one of our favorite places to snorkel at. They day we went was cloudy on our drive over but as soon as we got to the beach it was sunny, so bring sunblock. We were able to see all kinds of fishes and...More

Thank Nico C
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B0607
24 July 2016|
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Response from Donna M | Reviewed this property |
I have lived 3 miles away for over 3 years and I go for a snorkel almost every day. The ocean can get angry any time of year but November is not yet winter and should be fine. I have never found the need to wear a wetsuit... More
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roytsatx
8 February 2015|
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Response from Donna M | Reviewed this property |
No vendors at Honaunau Bay for anything except directions to an ice vendor.
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roytsatx
8 February 2015|
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Response from Daniel K | Reviewed this property |
Not that I am aware of- best pick up your gear in Kailua-Kona
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