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Stunning!

Absolutely my favorite place in all HI. Easy and amazing snorkeling. You can even see fishes from... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Eleonora N
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Pisa, Italy
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Our Favorite Hawaiian Snorkel Spot

We've snorkeled all over Maui, Oahu, Kauai, and the Big Island, and this is definitely our... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Anthony P
,
Columbus, Ohio
via mobile
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Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago 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
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

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

Thank dennys34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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
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
Reviewed 28 May 2018

We saw two turtles just hanging out in the tide pools and even got to see one renter the ocean. It is not hard to figure out where to enter because everyone going in the same place. Wait for the tide swell to aid entering...More

Thank Judy M
Reviewed 23 May 2018

We stayed at Two Step Beach House (Hale Maka I'O) and it was amazing. 100m from the protected canoe-landing beach which was perfect for our 6 year old daughter to play in, and right beside the best snorkeling we encountered on our trip. My 12...More

Thank Rockprincess
Reviewed 23 May 2018

This is a great place to snorkel and sometimes, if your lucky, snorkel with dolphins. There are turtles here at times and lots of fish. There is no real sand beach just a bunch of lava, not difficult to navigate. Just take two steps and...More

Thank rsk538
Reviewed 17 May 2018

This place was better than I thought it would be. The statues are cool, but the tide pools to me and our family (especially the younger kids) were really great with Green Sea Turtles, little hermit crabs, etc.

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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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