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Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-8775
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Activities: Snorkeling
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definitely snorkel here

most memorable time of our lives to see this beautiful place. highly recommend, we come back every year. perfect day coming here the clarity is unreal

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
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Keaau
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015 NEW

Loved this beautiful bay, saw the spinner dolphins, but saw more tourists than fish. The tour boats were loud, some blasting out music. Unlikely to go back. Prefer the reefs near Keahou bay. Rent kayaks from Kona Boys, or you can head down to the boat launch & rent locally.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

most memorable time of our lives to see this beautiful place. highly recommend, we come back every year. perfect day coming here the clarity is unreal

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Phoenix, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

We've kayaked out there twice now and have seen spinner dolphins both times. It is just a truly amazing experience. The locals at the bottom of the bay are helpful with the kayak rentals. I do recommend getting down there relatively early (we were down there at around 9:00) to make sure you get a kayak. This is a must... More 

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

This was the best snorkeling site we tried on the island. It was so clear in comparison to other places we have been. Saw many variety of fish and turtles. Liked it so much we went twice.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

Recommend renting a kayak from locals (ask for Rodger) at the car park (what we did) if you don't want to hike. That way you can paddle to the dolphins (which can be far out) and swim with them. My boyfriend and I arrived at Kealakekua Bay around lunch time and attempted to walk along the rocky shoreline to reach... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Great day swimming and looking at all the beautiful fish. We had a great time. Bring a lunch or provisions. No services nearby.

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Emirate of Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This is an out of the way beach that is VERY rocky and has crashing waves when the tide is coming in. There is a park beside the beach. We didn't stay to swim the rocks were a bit rough. Nice to see the monument that a kayak would be fun to use to visit. You could miss this beach!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

The view from the small park is "picture-worthy". The coffee shop on the way down is always worth a stop. On the upper road -79-7411 Mamalahoa Hwy-is a store called "Donkey Balls" - yes a few good laughs - BUT delicious chocolate - well worth a stop for more than a laugh!

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Racine, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We hiked the trail down to the monument. Thought it would be a fun adventure...well, we can now check it off our list. We started out by 7am and we were to the monument and in the water by 8:15am. We and a group of kayakers were the only ones at the spot at that time. Snorkeling is the best... More 

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Burlington, Connecticut
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Excellent snorkeling location. So many different fish to see. Worth the trip by boat, kayak or on foot (wear sneakers).

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Address: Honaunau-Napoopoo, Captain Cook, Island of Hawaii, HI 96704
Phone Number: 808-328-8775
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Captain Cook

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