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Clear water with lots of fish

We stopped here to snorkel and it was very good. There were plenty of yellow tangs, trumpet fish... read more

Reviewed 24 June 2018
Laurie B
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Boulder, Colorado
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Great local find

Mahukona is an old sugarcane plantation depot–where they would load the sugar into boats to be... read more

Reviewed 16 March 2018
theferalchild
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Eagle River, Alaska
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Reviewed 23 July 2018

I went here on the recommendation of a trip agent to snorkel. We arrived on a Sunday. It was quite busy and definitely a local hangout. The problem for me is that it is just not pretty, both in the water and out. The water...More

1  Thank laluna31
Reviewed 24 June 2018 via mobile

We stopped here to snorkel and it was very good. There were plenty of yellow tangs, trumpet fish, angels, butterflies, and other varieties. It's easy snorkeling with a ladder to enter and a small rustic shower to rinse off. No beach so really just for...More

1  Thank Laurie B
Reviewed 16 March 2018

Mahukona is an old sugarcane plantation depot–where they would load the sugar into boats to be shipped for refinement or sale. I'm not sure when it was abandoned, but all that remains of the original depot is the main office house and of course the...More

5  Thank theferalchild
Reviewed 23 January 2018 via mobile

On the suggestion of a friend, we went to go for a quick swim. It seems as though this is a “local hang-out” as all we saw were Hawaiians. This suggested to me that it would be a great swimming hole and might not ever...More

2  Thank Steven R
Reviewed 21 January 2018

Drive past Makuhona Beach Park road many, many times and, for some reason, we've never stopped to check it out. It was lovely - will be returning again sometime to continue the hike along the old rail line that runs along the ocean. Love the...More

2  Thank Coco P
Reviewed 30 December 2017

This was an interesting spot to stop on our drive. It's an old sugar facility with the concrete walls still intact where the cargo ships would come in. Several locals were enjoying a day grilling and swimming. The water is crystal clear and looked like...More

1  Thank CDDD17
Reviewed 8 November 2017 via mobile

So interesting to see where sugar came by train to be loaded on ships. Great whale watching in season. Nice swimming and snorkeling.

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Reviewed 22 October 2017

We were cruising down the road, looking at interesting places and pulled in here. Very pleasant area which was an old sugar facility and has old structures and foundations from old buildings etc. You can park right next to the water in a relatively protected...More

Thank rahenry
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This is THE place to snorkel and scuba, one that has easy access, but do watch the ocean, in the winter, it can suddenly become rough and difficult to exit. Beautiful, colorful fish abound(usually). Bring what you need, there are no shops or stands. This...More

2  Thank Miriahm D
Reviewed 22 February 2017

I love this funky place. It's the embarcadero for the trains that used to deliver sugar to the ships waiting off shore. If you are looking for a crescent shaped beach with golden sand this ain't it. But it's a locals sunset hangout, a great...More

3  Thank glazedover62
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