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Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Description: Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get...
Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
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Best snorkel spot for a quick pit stop

If you only have an hour or 2 and want to be sure to see a turtle before you leave, this is the spot! Kids can partake at this location and there is a fun jump from the cliff for... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 19, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015 via mobile

If you only have an hour or 2 and want to be sure to see a turtle before you leave, this is the spot! Kids can partake at this location and there is a fun jump from the cliff for the brave. It's so clear and often very gentle like a pool. I suggest giving the turtles room because often... More 

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34 reviews 34 reviews
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21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

A trip to Maui & a stay at the Sheraton Spa & Resort was just great. Loved swimming in the ocean and we even took the giant leap off of Black Rock. Swim with the turtles....it is fun! Beware that you should be a strong swimmer as the tide can be strong and a non swimmer or poor swimmer can... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

I LOVE Black Rock. It's a very magical and spiritual spot for the Hawaiian people. It was believed jumping off lead to another world. And you can only imagine the ancient peoples who placed their feet upon the same rock. After jumping off countless times now I haven't yet visited another world, however if you don't land it right or... More 

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Vancouver, BC, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

If you want to venture out and do some snorkeling with easy access to the beach, Black Rock is it. Yes, there are alot of people, but you can still see the wonders of the ocean. March 9th we were at the tip of Black Rock and 100/200 yards out were 4 humpbacks cruising along ..you almost felt like you... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

That was a good place for snorkeling on Ka'anapali beach. It is located right in front of the Sheraton hotel, so when you get tired of being in the water, there are refreshments nearby. You can see interesting coral, various fish, giant turtles (one of them was in the very shallow waters on the beach). On the negative side, this... More 

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oklahoma
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30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2015

Nice spot known by all with decent snorkeling rock jumping and yes turtles! Please don't touch them , it could cause harm to them down the road. If you get here early you can jump off black rock without waiting and perhaps swim with turtles without a million others

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Brisbane, Australia
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119 reviews 119 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

We found this to be the best beach to snorkel with Turtles and other travellers photos attest to this. It is a very busy beach so I suggest you go early to snorkel. Free parking is almost impossible unless you want a long walk however there is paid parking in the Sheraton hotel complex from the road parallel to the... More 

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Pottsville, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

It's just a rock, nothing spectacular, we didn't find much of interest here, except a huge seal on the beach

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Humboldt County, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 attraction reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

The beaches were very criwded, even more so because every day 1-2 turtles would swim into the cove and gets close as they could to the people- which was exciting to EVERYONE on the beach! Even when the waves were higher, my husband enjoyed the snorkeling and found a dozen or so species of fish at Black Rock. We brought... More 

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Fargo, North Dakota
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

My family and I went to the beach at the Black Rock for the day to snorkel, body-board and jump off the cliff. Saw a sea turtle while we were snorkeling! Very friendly creatures! ... My wife, sister, brother, dad and I all jumped off the cliff which was a blast! Pretty intense jump, but definitely worth the climb! The... More 

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