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Address: Ka'anapali, Maui, HI, Maui, HI
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Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get...

Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.

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We saw Sea Turtles

A great place to snorkel. We saw a large sea turtle it was amazing to see up close. You have to stay close to the rocks in order to see other fish. Unfortunately there is no... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
majones0510
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San Antonio, Texas
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San Antonio, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

A great place to snorkel. We saw a large sea turtle it was amazing to see up close. You have to stay close to the rocks in order to see other fish. Unfortunately there is no public access for the Black Rock so you have to park at one of the hotels and pay for parking through their valet, making... More 

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La Mirada California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I went there at sunset and it was great seeing the Hawaiian guy dive into the water from there. Along the rock it is good for snorkling.

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Thank Mauithegreat
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Absolutely gorgeous. Very beautiful beach and water, the black rock helps protect from wind and aggressive surf, the snorkeling is good here but not great, renting a beach cabana is worth the money especially in the heat of the day. When putting together a list of must see beaches, this should be at the top

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Thank Michael L
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We love this beach. We always see turtles. And, my husband always gives in and jumps the rock with me- so fun! We have rented paddle boards before and taken them around the rocks- good time.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Lots of sea turtles, etc. here. Maybe 40 feet of visibility but the sea life is close to the shore and between 10 and 20 feet below the surface. Worth a quick dive or snorkel.

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Chicago, Illinois
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

My teenage daughter really enjoyed cliff diving/jumping at Black Rock while we both enjoyed the beach and snorkeling around the pretty coral reef with turtles!

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Sun City West, Arizona
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach with easy water access. This area is well protected from the surf thanks to the protection from the Black Rock. Not too much shade. You need to be a " sunning bird " to resist more than one hour on this beach. Fantastic snorkeling close to the Black Rock. Also very good restaurants all along the beach and... More 

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Marshall, Texas
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to go snorkeling and you don't have to pay. You can rent snorkeling equipment right on the beach there. I paid $8.00 for a hour rental. I stayed at the Westin and it is a short walk from there. They prefer you to pay with a credit card. I had cash and she just held my cash and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We love this beach for snorkeling. The pluses are that the beach is big and the water is calm and not too deep. There are plenty of pretty fish to see fairly close to the shore and if you want more you can easily venture into deeper water. We saw sea turtles very close to shore and they hung around... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This spot is amazing ! There were turtles everyday and lots of fish ! Was perfect for my 10 year old and 3 year . Some say it's a dangerous spot but just know your limit . Not a good swimmer ? Stay out or use a life jacket . Common sense

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