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“Amazing Snorkeling”
Review of Black Rock

Black Rock
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Owner description: Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
Reviewed January 3, 2014 via mobile

We loved our morning of snorkeling at Black Rock. We really lucked out and got free parking in a tiny garage next to the hotel garage. Good thing because the Sheraton garage was EXPENSIVE. The water was crystal clear and the sun light was shining through the water. The coral along the wall was beautiful and there were so many colorful fish. My favorite is the state fish, humuhumunukunukuapuaa, and they were plentiful there. Out at the end of the point the current was a bit strong but manageable with fins. One woman was out there without fins and was getting tired and had to ask a man for help.

We can't wait to go back to Maui and snorkel at Black Rock again.

Thank CRTHuntsville
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Reviewed January 2, 2014

Our family of 4 spent a day here right in front of the Sheraton. Luckily our hotel offered a shuttle since I gather from other reviewers parking is an issue. We were styling just north of here and the beach was way more crowded at this area. The snorkelling was excellent and there was an abundance of fish, also two turtles. But very crowded, I got separated twice from my nine year old in the crowds in the water which was frightening until I could find her again. Also several times we were jostled or accidentally kicked by other snorkellers. It is less crowded the further out your go, but also a much stronger current there, so only for very strong swimmers. I was able to see a turtle very close at the far tip of the rock, but not suitable for children to swim out that far, fortunately the turtles came around closer to shore too. I have heard since of many near misses swimming out to the end of the rock and people getting caught in currents and getting into trouble, I probably wouldn't do it again to be on the safe side.

Thank Tracie W
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Reviewed December 22, 2013 via mobile

This was out second stop for recommended beaches to snorkel. Parking was difficult so we walked all the way up the beach from the south entry. The beach is beautiful.

Once we got to black rock we began snorkeling but didn't see a great deal. Not sure if it was just an off day or what.

The snorkeling itself was easy so a good place for beginners.

Thank busymomma72
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Reviewed December 12, 2013 via mobile

Black rock is located in the middle of one of the worlds best beach. It is fun to watch the divers. We haven't snorkeled here, but want to.

2  Thank John W
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Reviewed December 12, 2013

Whales put on a wonderful that we could easily see from shore, locals were great they gave us advice to best snorkeling spots, flowers grew like weeds on the highway, stop into Lahanana old town and eat at Cheese Burger in Paradise.

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