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We are rank beginner snorkelers and not very strong swimmers - yet we had a great time snorkeling at Kahalu'u Beach Park. The water is relatively easy to enter as long as you have rock socks or water shoes on -the reef is mostly sharp...More
We were there on a Sunday morning and beach was not crowded. The beach is small and not the prettiest in the area but it was the best snorkeling by far. Water was clear and many fish even right up close to the beach. Very...More
This is a must for anyone beginning to snorkel and wanting to see fish AND have the comfort of having a lifeguard nearby, just in case. There are plenty of fish to see within the first couple of feet in the water. Turtles come here...More
Our favorite place to snorkel on the Big Island. Easy entry into the water. Lots of fish to see and most of the time a green sea turtle or two. Close to most place in Kailua-Kona. There are volunteers on site most of the day...More
My sister and nephew had fun snorkeling, but since I don't snorkel, all I could do was watch from the "beach." Beach is kind of a misnomer because you have to walk over rock (with the danger of sea urchins) before you get to a...More
We stayed in a condo across the street. The snorkeling here was decent - but you have to go out a ways to get to the better stuff. I didn't realize that Hawaii doesn't have a great variety of coral to begin with - but...More
Drive over from Hilo to snorkel here. Took about an hour 50 minutes. Sure was rough ... lifeguards said it was unusual. They have rentals as well if need be including noodles which are recommended for the not so strong swimmers. Very rocky but perfect...More
My absolute favorite thing about Hawaii is being in the ocean! This beach has the best snorkeling in terms of the variety of fish you will see. It’s relatively shallow with lots of coral, amazing fish, and the waves are not too choppy. I went...More
I am a terrible snorkeler. We were talking to some people here in Hawaii and a few of them recommended this place for beginners. The good thing is that the water is shallow, show someone like me who is 6’ 1” can stand up in...More
Our condo was right across the street from this great snorkel beach. So many fish and coal reefs to enjoy. We've never seen so many humuhumu nukunuku apua'a in one place! I definitely recommend water shoes. The beach is not your traditional white sand beach....More
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Yep, you sure can. We didn’t rent snorkeling gear there. I want to say it was under 25 bucks. We brought our own because I’m not thrilled of the idea of sucking on someone else’s used snorkel. 😁 There are plenty of stores... More
Yep, you sure can. We didn’t rent snorkeling gear there. I want to say it was under 25 bucks. We brought our own because I’m not thrilled of the idea of sucking on someone else’s used snorkel. 😁 There are plenty of stores that sell snorkels. For me, even if you don’t keep it when you leave, the cost is worth it. You can buy a snorkel and flippers for around 30 or 40 bucks and it has never been slobbered on. For this germaphobe, that’s the way to go.
there seems to be a shuttle which one apparently buys on the ship which includes snorkel gear. Also, possible to take a taxi, or a bus -- I don't have enough info on the bus schedule, but surely someone will. It's about 5... More
there seems to be a shuttle which one apparently buys on the ship which includes snorkel gear. Also, possible to take a taxi, or a bus -- I don't have enough info on the bus schedule, but surely someone will. It's about 5 miles walk, along the ocean, so probably too far to walk both ways, anyway. Good luck -- and I hope you enjoy Kona while you're here and will want to return for more days sometime.