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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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Clif Diving was Fun!!

Addition to enjoy snorkeling, my daughter and I got to do the cliff diving there. It was soooo much fun!! Saw lots of fish there!

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
LikoA
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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Pearl City, Hawaii
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59 reviews 59 reviews
12 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 NEW

Addition to enjoy snorkeling, my daughter and I got to do the cliff diving there. It was soooo much fun!! Saw lots of fish there!

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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 attraction reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015 NEW

Black Rock is a great beach/snorkelling spot along Kaanapali beach by the Sheraton. It is an easy walk from many hotels and condos with lots of places to rent surfboards, snorkel gear, paddle boards, kayaks etc. You can even try snuba in the Sheraton's pool or get surf lessons further south down the beach past Whaler's Village (great food and... More 

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Green Island, New York
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23 reviews 23 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

Fresh fruit, made to order omelettes, bacon, sausage, cereal, etc. This is like eating on a cruise. Why go anywhere else?

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Central California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
8 attraction reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

If you want to be disappointed, go to this spot. First of all, there are only a few free parking spots, and the Sheraton will charge you a ton to park here. Second, the spot is usually very crowded with very novice snorkelers and cliff divers. Also, there is almost no coral and there are some fish, but not a... More 

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Tacoma
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12 reviews 12 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

According to my friends, who have visited this beach ever year or so for the past 20 years, it has gotten more and more crowded. Parking is $20 at the Sheraton parking lot, which is very convenient, but there are plenty of less crowded, similarly beautiful beaches with free parking. People like to walk to black rock, slightly painful without... More 

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Huntington Beach, California
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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

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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CA
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34 reviews 34 reviews
14 attraction reviews
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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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
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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13 reviews 13 reviews
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9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
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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