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Black Rock

Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
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Ranked #228 of 529 Activities in Maui
Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Owner description: Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
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Activities: Snorkeling, Swimming
Owner description: Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.

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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 NEW

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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Broadbeach, Australia
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6 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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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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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Singapore
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12 attraction reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

You don't need to snorkel or get snorkel gear to witness and see the marine life here esp the turtles ! Interesting to watch the people jumping off the cliff even though there were signages to keep out and to warn that it is dangerous

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Anchorage, Alaska
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We parked next to the Sheraton parking structure which has limited but free parking close to the Black Rock. When we were unable to find parking here, we found some at Whaler's Village which had validated parking and was a bit of a longer walk. After spending a week debating whether or not to jump off the rock, I decided... More 

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Gotha, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2015

Since we were not staying at the resorts around here we parked at Whaler's Village and walked over. We didn't come here to snorkel, although we did see many doing that, we came here to jump off Black Rock! With our GoPros in hand we swam to the outcropping of rocks and climbed up. It is about a 30 ft.... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

I don't know what the big deal is with Black Rock. The water was very calm, I'll give it that but the snorkeling wasn't exceptional. There are much better locations.

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newark, delaware
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2014

This spot was recommended by a friend for good snorkeling. We did see some fish, but not nearly as varied or numerous as at Makena Beach. Also you had to be near the rocks of course to see the fish so you had to worry about folks jumping off the rock. There was very limited and not well marked free... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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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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