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Kailua Pier

Address: 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808 329 2911
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Ranked #16 of 34 Attractions in Kailua-Kona
Type: Neighborhoods, Wharfs/ Piers/ Boardwalks, Cultural
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Spokane, Washington
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51 reviews 51 reviews
22 attraction reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014

We love to snorkel, been to all the big stops, but were amazed at how good the snorkeling was here. Go to the public parking above Banyan Court and walk down to the little beach past the pier. There will be a bunch of little kids there. Gear up and swim out through the channel. Stay close to the side... More

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2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

A great place to hang out in. We were there in July 2014. It was our first time in Big Island, Hawaii. My wife & I went with her brother, sister & their spouses.

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Always something going on at the pier. A great place to snorkel, fish, kayak, standup paddle board or just enjoy the beautiful scenery and sun. You will encounter people from all over the world and all walks of life when the cruise ships docks on Wednesdays. in walking distance to shopping and food. Love hanging out at the pier1

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Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 attraction reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014

This is the best place to swim in the mornings. I like to go to the buoys with my friends. Usually we are treated to some dolphins or turtles coming in to see what we are doing out there. Easy to get in to the water and out with calm waters for a great swim.

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Green Bay Wisconsin
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130 reviews 130 reviews
37 attraction reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014

Kailua Pier is used for swimmers, and is the start of the Ironman each year. It is also the place where the cruise ships ferry people in to see beautiful Kailua Kona. There is an ancient Hawaiian site next to it where King Kamehameha actually ruled. It is a fun place to be and just sit to watch the beautiful... More

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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 attraction reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

It is in the heart of down town - this is where life happens - near hotels, restaurants, shopping, boat trips, cruise ships, sunset cruises, curious crowds of tourists, busy locals, galleries, shaved ice shop (delicious), King Kam Luau, different festivities (we just finished Iron Man Triathlon), once a month they block off the road near the pier fill it... More

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii
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43 reviews 43 reviews
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

This pier is right in the heart of Kailua Village. Cruise ships shuttle passengers here. Parasail, fishing, snorkeling, and other boats depart from here. His is also home to many fishing tournaments as well as several outrigger canoe races. Great fun to visit!

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Kailua-Kona, Hawaii, United States
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144 reviews 144 reviews
50 attraction reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

Most Cruise ships dock here when they Visit Kailua-Kona which is often just called Kona. Kona is two districts. North is the airport and resorts plus town. south is Captain Cook and the best of Kona Coffee. both are great to visit and each has their own appeal. Kona has the surf spots which are OK and most of the... More

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Los Angeles, California
14 reviews 14 reviews
4 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2014

This is a commercial pier used by fishing and snorkel boats surrounded by cheesy souvenir stands waiting for the cruise ships to come in. The break wall leading up to the pier does offer an unobstructed sunset view but if you’re on the Big Island there are certainly much better beaches within a short distance to watch it from.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Ran into the pier while walking through Kailua and trying to find anything nice to see. Best sight was a man standing on the stone wall and yelling commands to his dog. The dog was good entertainment as he was instructed to retrieve a flip-flop and a soda bottle from the water, circle the buoy and come up the steps.... More

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