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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
Description: Lots of shops, bars and restaurants

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Took a tour from here.

We took a tour from the Pier. Another day we noticed some people snorkelling on the north side of the pier. They said it was pretty good snorkelling. We stood on the edge of... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 3, 2015
Donnahawker
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Lethbridge, Canada
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Lethbridge, Canada
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81 reviews 81 reviews
40 attraction reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015 NEW

We took a tour from the Pier. Another day we noticed some people snorkelling on the north side of the pier. They said it was pretty good snorkelling. We stood on the edge of the pier and looked down into the clear water. The non-snorkeler in our group was happy to see quite a few fish very clearly without getting... More 

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

During our recent five-night stay in Kona we took two Body Glove cruises that left from Kailua Pier. Kailua Pier has been a hub of local ocean activity since 1918. Although most fishing boats now use Honokohau Harbor, charters and cruises still launch from this facility, and recreational, shopping and dining opportunities abound. One enduring feature of Kailua Pier is... More 

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Erie, Colorado
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21 reviews 21 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Great place to walk to in the morning to see the little village wake up and begin the day with amazing views of downtown and the mountains

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Hawaii
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28 reviews 28 reviews
11 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

This is where the swim portion of the Ironman is held every Oct. I'm giving it 5 stars because I love to swim here, but there is limited parking and steps down to the ocean along an old sea wall that some might not like. Once your down the steps, the beach entry is easy and there are buoys along... More 

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Pagosa Springs, Colorado
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31 reviews 31 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 21, 2015

We spent several days at this beach. Great place to snorkel, we even saw a turtle! Nice sand beach with bathrooms and gear rental.

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Brisbane, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

There is a lovely little beach either side of the pier. The water is crystal clear and great for swimming. However don't expect to be alone as many use it for snorkelling and learning to use paddle board. It is amazing to feel the cool water coming up from the lava tubes as you walk in the water. There is... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 16, 2015

Great place to swim, snorkel and paddle board. Shelving area to store your things while you're in the water, and shower/washroom. Small beach are but lots of people. Good place to catch a taxi if needed.

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UK
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

You can rent canoes, paddle boards and various other things from Kona Boys hut. You can catch the glass bottomed boat (recommended! we saw tons of fish and a whole pod of spinner dolphins), the submarine (more expensive but also recommended if you don't mind paying), join tours, snorkel, have a picnic on the grass or build a sand castle.... More 

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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
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23 reviews 23 reviews
3 attraction reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 10, 2015

Interesting place to watch the swimmers as they swan across the bay each morning, watch the tourists disembark from the cruise ships and watch the locals fishing from the pier.

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Ocean View, Hawaii
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

The pier In Kailua-Kona is a must go to when in Kona. The boats come and go taking visitors to the islands on adventures of snorkeling, scuba diving, whale and dolfin watching, sunset dinner cruises and much more. Some evenings on a stroll to the pier you may even get a glimpse of the luau at the King Kamehameha Kona... More 

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