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“Whale & Bird Watching!”

Kilauea Point National Wildlife Refuge
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$233.99*
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Private Tour: Kauai Sightseeing Adventure with Picnic Lunch
Ranked #1 of 28 things to do in Kilauea
Certificate of Excellence
Oregon
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13 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Whale & Bird Watching!”
Reviewed April 5, 2012

If you are lucky enough to be there during whale season, it is a great view of breaching whales! If you are not there during whale season, there are lots of nesting birds to see!
For those 62+, buy a Natl. Park Sr Pass for $10 (lifetime pass!) at the booth. The pass will give you and 3 guests FREE admission to the lighthouse and other Natl. Parks and Monuments. This is a great deal!

Visited February 2012
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Tel Aviv, Israel
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221 reviews
128 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 263 helpful votes
“DNO'T MISS! Impressive site, a lot of birds, Albatros nesting!”
Reviewed April 3, 2012

A lot of marine birds, tropical birds, Frigates, all doing aerobatics around you. And the Albatroses: a rare place to see their nesting and famous courting (although fro relatively far: there are free telescopes and binoculars). Also a good place to see the local Nene. DON'T MISS!

Visited April 2012
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Northeast Ohio
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“Great views and lots wildlife”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Loved the restored lighthouse and great views. There are free binoculars for loan in the visitors center...

Visited March 2012
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Hamilton, Canada
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8 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“An Excellent Vista With Great Views of Seabirds”
Reviewed March 31, 2012

Liked: beautiful vistas, close-ups of seabirds (including Albatrosses), freely available binoculars for use there
Info: costs $5 to get to the lighthouse and the best views

Visited March 2012
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California
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50 reviews
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“Beautiful Location - a must see”
Reviewed March 29, 2012

The Kilauea Lighthouse was built in 1913 and decommissioned in 1976 when an automatic electronic beacon was installed. The site is now a historical landmark that is very enjoyable to see. From the point you can see playful whales with the free binocular viewing stations. There is an entry fee of $5 per person, but if you are a senior (age 62) you can pay $10 and enter any National Park for life and kids under 16 are free. The Fresnel lens is an array of lens and prisms built in France for a total costs of $12,000 in 1913. You can spend as much time as want leisurely walking around and the enjoying the views. You will likely spend less than an hour at this attraction.

Visited March 2012
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