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Black Rock

Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
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Ranked #47 of 170 Attractions in Maui
Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Owner description: Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
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Type: Beaches, Outdoors
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Owner description: Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.

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El Dorado Hills, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 attraction reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014 via mobile

I stayed in Kaanapali at the Marriott a couple years ago and walked over to Black Rock to snorkel because of all the recommendations. Barely okay from the beach out to the point. I figured it must be better once you get around the point, but too much chop and waves so I gave up. This time I went over... More 

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Paia, Hawaii
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Aloha, tourists should be advised that Black Rock is a "point" along our coastline and as such there will be currents flowing around it that could be a problem for some swimmers. Know your physical limitations and be aware that however far out you swim, you will have to swim back. If you find yourself in a rip current don't... More 

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Elmira, Canada
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5 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

Black Rock Beach had awesome snorkeling right at the shore, but it was very busy in November. Had to make sure you didn’t snorkel into another person. Snorkel equipment could be rented right at the beach. $8 per hour for a snorkel set. We saw a variety of fish and sea turtles!

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Beaverton, Oregon
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The snorkeling at Black Rock was simply the best. The rock provided a wind buffer and we were able to take in a vast array of fish, as well as a couple of sea turtles when we snorkeled. We came back two other times, as this was our favorite location!!

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Sacramento, California
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

We preferred the regular fish snorkeling here better then on the monokini tour. Abundant fish to see, careful around the end of the rock cause theres often a rip current thats hard to get out of. My husband even saw a turtle when he went out by himself.

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Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014 via mobile

This is a great snorkeling spot in walking distance from most of the resorts in Kaanapali Beach. There is a good number and variety of fish to see, and you might even see some sea turtles. You can also climb to the top of the rock and jump off. The only downside is that it does get crowded, but that... More 

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United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We loved snorkeling at Black Rock when we were in Maui. Since we're beginner snorkelers we did not go past the turning point, since it's obvious that there are strong currents there. Likewise, we steered clear of the cliff point where people like to jump off to make sure they didn't accidentally land on us. Just use common sense and... More 

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Saskatoon
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35 reviews 35 reviews
10 attraction reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

Like everyone says....go early and claim a spot on the sand where it's dry. Once the waves come in, you may find yourself scrambling to get away from the water! A nice spot for snorkelling, body surfing and almost guaranteed you will see a turtle.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In another review I see mention that an Adam and Caroline work at the Black Rock Watersports right on the beach by Black Rock. I wonder if this is the Adam who saved your life. So glad you did not get hurt, how scary for you. My husband and I have been enjoying our stay at The Whaler which is... More 

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Indianapolis, Indiana
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

Staying at Maui Eldorado this year, but previously stayed at Sheraton at Black Rock so thought snorkeling from the cabana over to black rock in front of Sheraton where the jumpers & divers enter was no big deal until heading back - swimming against a pretty strong current & no fins quickly got me in trouble! I couldn't understand why... More 

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