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Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
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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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Sunset at Black Rock Beach

Located behind the Sheraton hotel in West Maui, this was one of my favorite places to visit for sunset. There is a cliff diving ceremony every evening at sunset, where a "warrior... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Tampa, Florida

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Located behind the Sheraton hotel in West Maui, this was one of my favorite places to visit for sunset. There is a cliff diving ceremony every evening at sunset, where a "warrior" walks up the black rock and leaves a trail of glowing torches as he makes his way to the top. He then makes the dive from Black Rock... More 

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Eagan, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015

Make sure you snorkel past where the cliff jumpers are - we found turtles and many beautiful fish each of the 3 days we snorkeled there - get there early or come late for the best snorkeling

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

We spent the day at Black Rock. Decent snorkeling and nice beach. Rented a cabana for $60/day. Beach is a little crowded but nice. You can see sea turtles, which is great. However please remember the sea turtles are an endangered species. Enjoy their beauty but give them some space! They need to come up for air and if you... More 

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Pasco, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Loved to watch my brother jump off Black Rock as I took pictures of him. The snorkeling was great! We saw three turtles, and even a huge eel. It is very crowded though!

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Roseville, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Great place to snorkel! We saw a beautiful sea turtle. Also we jumped off black rock, which was crazy but super fun (to do once, lol).

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DeForest, Wisconsin
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Black Rock is a little known Hawaiian sacred place. Little known, if you aren't Hawaiian. Locals dive off from it in the evening while relating its history to the tourists.

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Orlando, Florida, United States
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

If you are in Kaanapali, this is the place to snorkel and cliff jump. The reef all the way around the rock is huge and there are plenty of fish to watch, we even found a turtle to swim with for a while. Climbing up and jumping off of Black Rock is worth doing at least once too. When I... More 

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Camarillo, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

We had a lot of fun here. Good snorkeling with lots of fish and a very big turtle. We also jumped off the cliff which was a lot of fun.

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Escondido, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

Located at the Sheraton Maui resort on Kaanapali Beach, Black Rock is a lava flow formation that earns it's well deserved reputation as one of the best snorkeling spots on the island. Don't miss the torch lighting ceremony at dusk.

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Ladera Ranch, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Early before sun you can see Eagle Sea Rays, Turtles tons of fish. Good until about noon then water gets rough and sometimes murky from sand and wind then calms down again late afternoon.

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Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Maui

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