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Kapoho Tide Pools

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Address: Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI
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We went every day

Saw all sorts of fish and turtles every day we went and we snorkeled all over the island and still came back here each day for at least an hour. It's magical

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
drjonesmvb
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Midlothian, Virginia
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Midlothian, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Saw all sorts of fish and turtles every day we went and we snorkeled all over the island and still came back here each day for at least an hour. It's magical

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Santa Cruz, CA
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

FIRST: Bring good quality water shoes. The lava will cut you. Now, this place was simply amazing. I'm a complete beginner and there was a lot of area to explore. We bought a $9 mask and snorkel at Wal-Mart and basically that's all we needed to have a wonderful experience. Saw about 10-15 types of different reef fish. You have... More 

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Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Hubby (67) and myself (62) snorkeled here after reading about the tide pools online and in a guidebook. As far as snorkeling goes, it was fantastic. VERY large pools (bigger than multiple swimming pools put together). I'm not a strong swimmer <always wear my snorkel vest> but I felt perfectly safe and comfortable in the water here. We were there... More 

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Cashmere, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

When my husband and I first started snorkeling in the Kapoho Tide Pools over 7 years ago, we were amazed by the coral, variety of fish and turtles. The marine sanctuary is well preserved and even though the pools themselves have become very, very popular over the last several years, the lure and beauty of the pools remain the same.... More 

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Easton. MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We were staying in rain forest. The tide pools are 10 minutes away from Pahoa. Snorkeled here 4 times enjoying the swim and many fish. We are staying at house fronting tide pools for 2 weeks in February 2017.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

In traveling the Big Island for the first time, I learned how to snorkel. Outfitted with water shoes, and a full-face snorkel mask which allowed me to breathe normall, and see clearly without fogging up, I slipped into y The water at the Kapoho tide pools. It was amazing--especially when the tide is coming in, hundreds of beautiful, colorful fish... More 

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Bogota, Colombia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Natural tide pools filled with life! many sorts of amazing marine life, clean and secure. Easily accessible. Highly recommended especially if not expereinced or with children

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Savannah, Georgia
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Spent a glorious couple of hours snorkelling in this unspoilt spot! An abundance of colorful tropical fish and not many people :)

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Auckland, New Zealand
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easily accessible (with a walk) series of connected tide pools that offer easy-snorkelling (some, when we were there, a bit distorted by fresh-water), just bring your reef shoes!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Wonderful variety of fish just feet from the shore. These are deep tide pools and you definitely need your gear and beach shoes to take advantage. It's rather difficult to get to. Follow the signs written on the roadway.

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