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Address: Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
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Got to Swim with the Green Sea Turtles

Best place to snorkel on the Kailua-Kona side of the island. On our third day of snorkeling we had the honor of swimming with some green sea turtles. Those little yellow tangs... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 1, 2015
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Lafayette, Indiana

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Lafayette, Indiana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015 NEW

Best place to snorkel on the Kailua-Kona side of the island. On our third day of snorkeling we had the honor of swimming with some green sea turtles. Those little yellow tangs kept picking at the flower print of my swim trucks. Great all around experience - a must do.

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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

We've been to many snorkelling sites and this would compare at the top. Next I would say would be akumal. The main difference here is the visibility is amazing next to no silt. Many species of fish. No need for boat tours with this readily accessible!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

this place is great for an inexperienced snorkeler or anyone new to the island. There are people there that will tell you what's around, What you could see and how to be safe in the water. The also have diagrams of specific fish and coral and stuff so that was kind of cool. Because of all the rocks, I don't... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Our family has expert snorkelers and first timers. Everyone was impressed with the variety and abundance of tropical fish. The bay is partially protected, so the currents are not a factor. Lovely place to float and watch wildlife! The coral is a little beat up as one would expect in a bay with lots of snorkeling traffic. However - it... More 

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Andover, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

This is a great beach park for snorkeling. There are a fair number of slippery rocks, so I would not go here to swim, especially with little kids, but the snorkeling is really very good. I went one day with goggles and water shoes, and on another day with mask and snorkel. You can swim along the reef pretty close... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We enjoyed this little spot rigth in Kona. Go early in the morning for some great snorkeling! The tide is low then and you can get pretty far out in the water. It's a great spot for beginners. We saw so many fish, turtles, and a few eels and dolphins. The parking lot is great and easy to find a... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

This is a fantastic place to snorkel for all ages. You'll see a ton of colorful fish and the turtles swim right under you, they are definitely used to people. We came around 10 a.m. on a weekday and it was a little crowded but there was still plenty of parking available. Enjoy swimming in a tropical aquarium and then... More 

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Upstate New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

We loved snorkeling at this beach in spite of the crowds. The fish were incredibly numerous and diverse, and there was a sea turtle swimming with us completely unfazed by its human company. The trick is to get to this beach early enough to get a parking space and avoid the crowds. Since entry into the water is easy here,... More 

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Waikoloa, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

This is an awesome beach for beginners. It has a breaker wall to stop waves, and a lot of coral, fish, and turtles. The only suggestion is, check when it's high tide. That is the best time to see the most fish. It's also the easiest time to get in and out. Have fun

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Spokane, Washington
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Great public beach in Kona. Much of the shallow part of the bay, which probably averages 4 ft deep over largely coral bottom, is protected by a breakwater . Crystal clear warm water with plentiful fish, leaving you feeling like you are intruding in a salt water aquarium. Would be ideal for kids. Downsides~coarse granular sand mixed with rock, crowded... More 

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Address: Ali'i Drive, Keauhou, Island of Hawaii, HI 96739
Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Island of Hawaii  >  Keauhou

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