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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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A busy beach but our best snorkelling with Turtles

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 22, 2015
jimnhelen
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Brisbane, Australia
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Brisbane, Australia
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120 reviews 120 reviews
44 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
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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32 reviews 32 reviews
17 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
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
7 helpful votes 7 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 attraction reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Seattle, Washington
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 attraction reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

The snorkeling is good given it's close proximity to crowded hotels in the area. There are lots of fish and turtles to be seen. Plenty of opportunity to rent gear right at the beach, though you will pay a premium for that convenience. If it's winter, you will see whales and probably be able to hear them under the water.... More 

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Washington State
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

Easy shore entry/exit and plenty of fish and the occasional turtle can be seen by snorkelers. Look for beach access parking if you are not staying in one of the nearby hotels to avoid the resort parking fees.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

The snorkeling around the corner from Black Rock was the best on Maui that we found. However, one day it was too rough to snorkel. If it is a calm day, you will love it.

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Clear Island Waters, Australia
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55 reviews 55 reviews
6 attraction reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Difficult to find but the best way is to park at the Sheraton Maui Whilst there enjoy some great drinks whilst enjoying the view We all enjoyed clambering up Black Rock and jumping off into the crystal clear waters. Loved snorkelling there and seeing turtles and Manta Rays. A great day out and went there 4 times during our 10... More 

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Bloomsbury, New Jersey
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9 attraction reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 15, 2015

A very pretty beach to relax and/swim. If you are staying in one of the resorts in the area, the Beach Walk is a great way to get there.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

A great little cove area for snorkelling and a safe place for little kids to swim because of the calm water. My 15 year old had a great time snorkelling and saw a lot of sea life while my 8 year old swam and played on the beach with other kids her age. The highlight for us was seeing the... More 

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