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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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TURTLES!

After reading reviews about the small parking space for black rock, my boyfriend and I decided to walk the 1.5 miles from our place to black rock. We went through the ka'anapali... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
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Seattle, Washington
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Omaha, Nebraska
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46 reviews 46 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2015 NEW

Take the plunge. The short climb is not difficult. Summoning the courage to jump is the hardest part. Great snorkeling.

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Houston, Texas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Great place to snorkel, even for beginners. The beach walkway between the hotels is great. Very pretty area.

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Seattle, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

After reading reviews about the small parking space for black rock, my boyfriend and I decided to walk the 1.5 miles from our place to black rock. We went through the ka'anapali boardwalk; it was a beautiful walk. Snorkeled for a few hours; saw some fishes and turtles!! Didn't have the guts to cliff dive but watched people do it.... More 

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Burnaby, Canada
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

Black rock is suuuuuper busy with mediocre snorkelling. You can watch kids jump off the rock. All of Kaanapali has pretty good snorkelling, but turtles are easily found at Napili bay.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
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13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A must-do. Be careful, the climb out to the leaping off place is harder than the jump. Water is deep enough, and the leap is exhilarating! A bucket list thing! Feet first!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2015

Had a fun afternoon snorkelling around this area and also jumping off the diving rock. The rock is about 7m high and the water is plenty deep enough.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

The beach is very cool. It is pretty small and gets crowded early. Parking is free but only like 15 spots and it fills up very fast. The snorkeling was pretty good. Saw some sea turtles, lots of fish, but not a ton of coral. I only gave it four stars because the whole parking situation. A little plus is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

We snorkeled and the water was very clear, turtles and fish were abundant. We also took turns holding each others snorkel gear and climbed the black rock to take the leap off the cliff. Totally exhilarating!

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Mission Viejo, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We went first thing in the morning to Black Rock before catching our flight home. There has been a southern swell so the surges were kind of big which impacts visibility. The coral is starting to die, but there were plenty of fish to see - all varieties. I floated near a big school of fish and just swayed with... More 

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Detroit, Michigan
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

I walked down to black rock in hopes of being able to do some snorkeling since the rest of the beach has absolutely no sea life and had major waves when I visited. While I did see a few stingrays, the water was not super clear. It's calmer down at this end of Ka'anipali beach and not as many people.... More 

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