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Kahalu'u Bay Education Center

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  • Excellent71%
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  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
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16 May 2018
“Snorkelling with education”
8 Jan 2018
“AMAZING staff”
About
Rich in historical, cultural, and environmental treasures, Kahalu'u Bay welcomes more than 400,000 visitors annually, making it West Hawai'i's most popular tourist destination. Kahalu'u Bay Education Center is a partnership between The Kohala Center...more
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78-6740 Alii Dr, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2412
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+1 808-887-6411
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 30 October 2014

We Love coming to Kahalu'u Beach Park. There are quite a nice variety of fish. The coral has deteriorated due to over use. But there are signs that it is alive and chiming back in places. There are usually turtles here! This time we've been...More

5  Thank Chowa-Rides-Again
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a great place for beginner snorkelers, lots of fish in shallow water. If you decide to go on a weekend I would warn you to be very careful walking in tide pools and on the lava rocks along the sea wall as you...More

1  Thank sunfun498
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Reviewed 17 May 2018 via mobile

An excellent group of people who hire equipment in the Kahalu’u beach park. They are passionate about saving the marine environment in the area and are well worth using to hire from. As well as supplying the kit they help you understand the best way...More

Thank AndrewL5768
Reviewed 9 January 2018 via mobile

OK - the snorkeling is amazing and not to be missed. But I can not speak highly enough of the staff there. I left my license there by accident, and I had to drive all the back from Waikoloa Village to retrieve it. She went...More

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Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We almost skipped this stop because from the road it looks like a crowded beach, overflowing parking lot with a traffic line, and a confetti crowd of tourists jammed into the sand and water. Thank heavens we decided to just stop for a moment and...More

1  Thank Cate F
Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

My suggestion would be to arrive early and snorkel for a bit before the tours get here. Easy snorkeling, but lifeguards on hand too.

1  Thank Mthebaker
Reviewed 5 September 2016

We rented a snorkel set from the folks at Reef Teach. They were excellent. They didn't just hand the kids a set, they fitted them, explained how to use them, and explained things about the reef and fish, what to do and not do. Fish...More

Thank Cathy H
Reviewed 2 September 2016

My sister works at the Bay and educates people on the fish and turtles that reside there. My granddaughter got to snorkel and take pictures while there. We saw wonderful sights and enjoyed learning about the marine life. Take the time to go and enjoy...More

Thank Carol H
Reviewed 18 August 2016

Not only is this my favorite beach, but I enjoy the personnel that they have here to educate visitors, and da kine alike. Ecotourism is a driving force on this island, Correct ways to interact with the Honu, is one of them. This is not...More

Thank Jacqueline J
Reviewed 2 August 2016

Friendly, helpful people, well informed and happy to share. Great for kids as well as adults. Easy to find out what you are interested in.

Thank Jul D
Reviewed 3 July 2016

This is a great place for beginner snorkelers, lots of fish in shallow water. If you decide to go on a weekend I would warn you to be very careful walking in tide pools and on the lava rocks along the sea wall as you...More

1  Thank sunfun498
Reviewed 13 May 2016

the folks at the education center are amazing. super great tips and advice for first time snorkelers and they really know about the bay itself. keep your rental receipt for a discount the next time you rent and they'll have record of your fin &...More

Thank Christina B
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kittikat15ca
12 October 2018|
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Response from CynthiaP1923 | Property representative |
Yes, you are welcome to bring your own snorkeling gear. Mahalo Cindi
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Scott S
26 August 2015|
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Response from KahaluuBay | Property representative |
Aloha Scott, We are open seven days a week from 9:30AM - 4:00PM. Mahalo Cindi
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Kaviana
29 March 2015|
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Response from KahaluuBay | Property representative |
Aloha Kaviana, Tnere is no entry fee. Kahalu`u Bay is a beautiful snorkeling bay. Please stop by and say "HI" when you are here. We do take donations and a small fee for our snorkel equipment rental. All of our proceeds... More
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