Kapoho Tide Pools

Kapoho Tide Pools, Pahoa: Hours, Address, Kapoho Tide Pools Reviews: 4.5/5

Kapoho Tide Pools
4.5
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Monday
7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
Thursday
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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7:00 AM - 7:00 PM
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Jim K
Keaau, HI2 contributions
Our old swimming hole - GONE due to lava
Dec. 2020
This was a fantastic snorkel area about 8 ft deep max and loaded with plate type corrals. All buried now under several feet of new lava (and are really tough hike to get to). Bummer !
Written 15 December 2020
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Mike H
Phoenix, AZ1,842 contributions
Long Drive For Naught
Jan. 2020
Give it a three just for the drive but the pools are gone now so unless you want to see a lava field head to someplace else.
Written 26 February 2020
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happy4travel
Northern California1,290 contributions
Wonderful vacation!
Nov. 2019
We loved our trip to Hawaii, can’t wait for more! The family was thrilled! The kids only got out of the pool for dinner! Next year for sure! 🌴🌺😍
Written 22 February 2020
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Timothy D
Suzhou, China648 contributions
Road doesn’t exist anymore
Dec. 2019
We drove there from Hilo. A nice day drive through lava fields and an amazing jungle just after where we were supposed to turn off to the pools; however, the road to the pools doesn’t exist since the recent eruption. They’re apparently 60 feet below the lava now.
Written 26 December 2019
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Daniel S
San Diego, CA4 contributions
Once special
Nov. 2019
This very unique snorkeling spot is now under two feet of lava. Another treasure lost but another will surely develop.
Written 30 November 2019
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EllyJ77
Kailua-Kona, HI3 contributions
Kapoho Tide Pools
Nov. 2018 • Friends
They were beautiful. The Kilauea eruption of 2018 took them out. They are now under 60 feet of lava and the new shoreline is out a mile. Very sad.
Written 26 October 2019
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Compass39928523202
4 contributions
No longer there :(
May 2019
These pools are now gone, buried under lava from the 2018 Kilauea eruption. Very disappointing, as these were apparently very nice before :(
Written 19 May 2019
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Jim S
Bellevue, WA62 contributions
Unfortunately this spot is now buried under a lava flow
Jun. 2018 • Solo
Kapoho Tide Pools used to be my all-time favorite snorkeling spot...it was magical. Unfortunately the 2018 eruption of Kilauea that destroyed hundreds of homes also buried these tide pools in 50 feet of lava. Don't try to snorkel there.
Written 19 May 2019
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Shelley B
Coarsegold, CA96 contributions
Unfortunately Pele overtook the tide pools
Feb. 2019 • Couples
The latest 2018 Kiluea covered the tide pools. It’s is very sad how the lava flowed to the sea. If you want to see the lava first hand, then head this direction- even out to Isaac Hale Park.
Written 10 February 2019
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Kay T
Eatonville, Washington, United States7 contributions
Lava flow blocked
Dec. 2018 • Family
Be aware that the 2018 lava flow has blocked a lot of roads and covered up sights, but just seeing the devestation of the flow is experience enough
Written 1 February 2019
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