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Kapoho Tide Pools

Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Tranquil and warm

I definitely recommend stopping and taking a tranquil dip in these therapeutic ponds. Very relaxing... read more

Reviewed yesterday
panamtravelkid
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Los Angeles, California
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Stunning

We were fortunate enough to stay in a house that allowed us to snorkel off the back yard. Turtles... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Mdtonc
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good21%
  • Average6%
  • Poor2%
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Waiopae Road, Pahoa, Island of Hawaii, HI 96778
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

I definitely recommend stopping and taking a tranquil dip in these therapeutic ponds. Very relaxing and beautiful when o went in mid morning. Easy parking and a park of you want to picnic. These are thermal springs but there was no odor.

Thank panamtravelkid
Reviewed 3 days ago

We were fortunate enough to stay in a house that allowed us to snorkel off the back yard. Turtles, tons of fish, Moray eels, it was like swimming in a life sized aquarium.

Thank Mdtonc
Reviewed 1 week ago

I got to swim in clear water, saw lots of fish, and had lots of wonderful pictures. I travelled alone this time, but I definitely plan to return with my family next year.

Thank happymom212ny
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We heard wonderful things about the tidal pools. However we didn't realize that you needed to go at high tide. At low tide it was hard to find an entrance way to the more interesting parts. There was lots of sharp lava. I was also...More

Thank AFallenMathematician
Reviewed 1 week ago

The Kapoho Tide Pools are a collection of tide pools accessible by walking through a private community. You need to park your car outside the community and walk for several minutes to reach the tide pools. We saw many colourful and varied fish and different...More

Thank Jim R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Best time to go in is during high tide. Best place we found so far. Love going back time and time again never dull. Always exciting. We visit again on our next trip.

Thank Karen R
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

When we arrived we had no idea of what lies underneath the water! Coves of coral, colorful fish, and anemones thrive here and what a site it is to see these beautiful creatures in their natural habitat. It is a bit of a walk from...More

Thank mmariek92
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were fortunate to be staying in the area and checked out the Kapoho Tide Pools. The snorkeling was amazing, but you need to do a little homework prior to the visit: - You have to park in the neighborhood and walk in. For us,...More

1  Thank ohio-brad
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We were at the tide pools on 6-27-17 and had our rental car broke into and about $1,700 worth of stuff was stolen including our cooler with our lunch in it for us and the kids. Who does this? My advice would be to not...More

1  Thank matt021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Hard to walk on lava, didn't see much in the pools possibly due to tide level? Did not spend lots of time here but wanted to see it as part of driving the coast down from Hilo. Access is parking outside the community and walking...More

Thank kris302
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Wanetta W
1 May 2017|
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Response from fibersong | Reviewed this property |
Check tropical snorkeling. Slack high tide will keep uou above the reefs and you won't need to put feet or hands down, which damages the coral. Use hard soled warer shoes or reef shoes, not fins. I felt really weird... More
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Abby B
20 April 2017|
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Response from Choval | Reviewed this property |
There is no fee to snorkel here, a donation box for cleaning porta toilets is at the parking area.
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penelopelouise
3 January 2017|
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Response from ColibriSMA | Reviewed this property |
You can rent in Hilo...........
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