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Address: Pupukea, Oahu, HI HI 96712
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Best snorkel north coast

Easy access to this marine sanctuary . On quiet days check this out for the excellent variety of fish, and other marine life such as turtles and eels. Wonderful Rocky tide pools... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Easy access to this marine sanctuary . On quiet days check this out for the excellent variety of fish, and other marine life such as turtles and eels. Wonderful Rocky tide pools to explore . Spectacular scenery for photos.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was ok but the service was horrible. When we ordered the cashier did not seem like he wanted to serve us at all. He was very rude. When we were eating a woman was cleaning up the place. She was throwing chairs around the place and HAD to clean our table while we were eating.

Thank EinarG5
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a frequent snorkel spot for me on the North Shore. Parking is usually available, they have an outdoor shower and bathrooms. It is often busy, but since it is rocky coastline without any sand it's not as busy as a to each. I suggest wearing footware down to the water, and would actually recommend you consider water shoes... More 

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Glendale, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Wow. This is an impressive spot. We were tricked at first because there is a very shallow/rocky area on the east side of the cove that usually has people floating around with snorkels. This is NOT the actual cove for snorkeling. The actual cove is much much deeper and to the right of the shallow spot. Once we figured this... More 

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Bloomington, Indiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

After a friend's recommendation, we visited the Sharks cove. What a beautiful and interesting place! A must see when you are in North beach. Highly recommended !

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San Diego, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We snorkeled inside and outside of the protective area. The rocks are sharp if you get pushed up against them by the waves. Ouch! It was worth it though to see the beautiful fish. Places on the north shore rent snorkel gear or use your own. We thought it was almost as good as Hanauma Bay. It's free here and... More 

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Columbia, South Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We use to go snorkling and swimming ehre all the time when I was stationed in Hawaii. i love this area. It is very private and easy to find. The water was amazing and the area even better. There are rocks to jump from and lots of stuff to do around the water. You can go snorkling here and see... More 

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Garland, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We had fun snorkeling in the cove two days while we were on vacation. The cove is rather shallow, but there are a good number of fish and creatures to see. The area has good parking but can fill up during the day. There are some eating options and a grocery store right across the street.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

It was very shallow water, but the amount of fish in the water was amazing! We climbed over the reef and looked in the tide pools and there were tons of hermit crabs, all shapes and sizes in the pools. I watched them for about 20 minutes, they were really fun to watch! The sunset was awesome too!

Thank Merilee S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Great snorkeling, restrooms available. And great food options across the street. Will definitely return on my next trip to Oahu

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