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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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snorkeling to see turtle and ray

Right at the tip area we saw huge green turtle and 3-4 eagle ray. We tried snorkeling many other places, and local point us back to black rock.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

Right at the tip area we saw huge green turtle and 3-4 eagle ray. We tried snorkeling many other places, and local point us back to black rock.

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Watsonville
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

This is one of the most family friendly places to snorkel. Easy access to parking. Go early in the morning or later in the afternoon when it's not quite so crowded. The variety of fish is amazing and you're sure to see a turtle or two!

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Beautiful beach and wonderful snorkeling. Surrounded by hotels. Cliff jumping for the adventurous. Be careful of shorebreak and currents when surf is up.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I've been snorkeling at Black Rock for many years but something was different this time. Yes, it was crowded and there were the rock jumpers as usual, but this time the fish seemed more abundant and vibrant. Yes, the sun was shining but it just seemed better than usual. Maybe it was the entire family of turtles that made it... More 

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Really nice beach in Maui. It is surrounded by resorts so if you aren't staying at a resort nearby leave early, it can be difficult to find parking. Most resorts have designated parking for non hotel guests who can use it for the day, but those spots fill up fast. Once on the beach, its a great swimming spot, no... More 

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Bow, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

Cliff jumping was at the top of the list for my kids! I was a bit hesitant as the only cliffs I saw on TV were very high! Black Rock was perfect! High enough to give them a thrill but not so high as to give me a heart attack! I even jumped! Wear water shoes or Teva type sandals.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

Just went from my hotel in kaanapali to black rock 2 (minutes walk).in order to jump from the cliff. Its easy to climb and it isnt that dangerous... Its a must do. I dive into the water and found a turtle right next to me.. Thank god i had a gopro with me.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

Best Snorkeling and boogie boarding in the area. Went early morning for snorkeling and fishes and turtles seen abound. Afternoon was perfect for boogie boarding at beaches by Sheraton. This seemed to be the best area in kaanapali for these two activities...we walked all the way to beaches by Hyatt at the other end.and no other place felt calm for... More 

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Lawrence, Kansas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

This is a beach on the Sheraton Rwaort but all beaches on Maui are public. We parked in whalers village parking and bought something there which validated our parking. We all jumped off black rock which seemed safe as long as you were smart about what you were doing. Saw sea turtles and the water was very clear. Beautiful beach... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Swimming out to black rock, climbing up the rock and jumping off into the crystal clear water was amazing. My 11 year old son couldn't get enough of it. He probably jumped 20 times the day we were there. My husband and I mostly swam around in the water below enjoying the fish and coral.

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