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Kailua Pier

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Address: 75-5660 Palani Road, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
Phone Number: 808 329 2911
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Lots of shops, bars and restaurants

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$137*
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Snorkel Dolphin Adventure aboard Luxury Catamaran
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$105*
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Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
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$243*
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Kona Submarine Adventure and Snorkel Dolphin Cruise

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A Bee Hive of Activity

A morning visit allowed us access to a "Paddle-Canoe" meet with High School teams from throughout the Island. Tourists boats, restaurants, Singing birds populating Banyan trees... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 weeks ago
bill s
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San Francisco, California

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Babbitt, Minnesota
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131 reviews
45 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

You could spend hours just watching the activity coming and going on this historic pier. From tour boats to cruise ship boats, there's a lot going on here!

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Thank debinbabbitt
Reston, Virginia
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17 reviews
6 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Nothing really special other than being close to the water and going for a good stroll. Lot's of people around.

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Thank Caleb Y
San Francisco, California
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205 reviews
40 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A morning visit allowed us access to a "Paddle-Canoe" meet with High School teams from throughout the Island. Tourists boats, restaurants, Singing birds populating Banyan trees, much to do and see at this harbor. Parking available on the street and in pay-lots. Locals and tourists mingle together. Good times.

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Thank bill s
Columbia, South Carolina
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49 reviews
25 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The view from the end of the pier is good to see the town of Kailua Kona and the mountain Mauna Loa.

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Thank Charles R
Winnipeg, Canada
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123 reviews
37 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Nice place to walk & just watch all the activity on the water. Always boats coming & going as well as people. Not sure if any whales can be spotted from there but no harm in looking anyway.

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Thank Denis2727
Anchorage, Alaska
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414 reviews
122 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 168 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 28, 2015

The Kailua Pier can be quite busy during the daylight hours -- but a visit at night can reward you with much more quiet experience, as you stroll alongside the water beneath the lights. There are schools of fish (ballyhoo?) attracted to the illumination, and the sounds of the waves washing against the seawall are complimented by the town lights... More 

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Thank G C
Bolckow, Missouri
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11 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2015

We visited the pier several times during our 10 day visit. Three of our tour departed from the pier. Other visits we enjoyed the view & swimming areas. There's so much close by!

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Thank mjpmouse
Kailua, Hawaii
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15 reviews
10 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

Perfect sandy entry to the ocean with very little to no wave action. Kailua Bay offer an array of sea life for the snorkeler and swim buoys up to a 2.4 mile round trip for the swimmer. Beautiful waters usually clear and often a visit from the local spinner Dolphins. This is where the World Championship Ironman Triathalon Starts and... More 

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Thank Derinda T
Bremerton, Washington
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38 reviews
11 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2015

Trips of all kinds are available here on the pier. You can either rent in advance, look up things to do in Kona on Trip Advisor, or go directly to the ticket counters. Friendly folks everywhere.

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Thank Kittykatpat
Sacramento, California
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21 reviews
5 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2015

This is a small pier that people fish from, cruise ships tender passengers to and from and many boating excursions leave from. There are no shops and places to eat like many others but Ali'i Dr is right out front with all that. There is also a nice swimming beach next to it.

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