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Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor

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Address: off Highway 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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USD 64.30*
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Guaranteed Manta Ray Night Snorkel
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USD 47.00*
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Sunset Manta Ray Snorkel
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USD 129.00*
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Wild Dolphins and Reef Snorkel Kealakekua Bay

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90 minute cruise

We visited a time share seminar (PAINFUL) but got a boat for free for 90 minutes. Interestingly my son started taking us into the area that we were told to avoid. High choppy... read more

Reviewed 3 days ago
Kevin M
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Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We visited a time share seminar (PAINFUL) but got a boat for free for 90 minutes. Interestingly my son started taking us into the area that we were told to avoid. High choppy waves almost threw us off the boat. Almost a remake of "Gilligan's Island" but we survived. LOL the fish are amazing when you snorkel off the boat... More 

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Thank Kevin M
Monument, Colorado
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Our dive trips leave from this harbor. Easy to get to and much less congested than the town harbor. Road construction has caused some slow travel, but still better

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Thank Cheryl C
Lakeside, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

On the ocean on either side of the entrance to the harbor are two different but nice beaches. Spinner dolphins often jump out of the water and can be seen here,and turtles like to hang out on the beach to the north of the harbor. If you're really lucky you might even see a Hawaiian Monk Seal or a tiger... More 

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Wilsall, Montana
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Let's face it we come to visit this wonderful island, but for those of us who are boaters we just can't pack our boats. Wishing to be out on the water.This harbor offers a chance to look at many of the charter boats on the Big Island. Check out what has been hooked, if you are a fisherman or gal.... More 

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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 March 2017

There is a state park here, but you park in the marina parking and walk out. Nice protected area for snorkeling and playing in the water. Shade too!

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Enumclaw, Washington
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4 reviews
Reviewed 28 February 2017

Can see tropicsl fish from dock, small beach at the southern ocean side. Restaurant good food, open air. Nice to watch boats come in.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 23 February 2017

Easy access . Bathrooms. All kinds of activities for all ages. Great place to see sunset! Eating places closed when we were there.

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Thank mkielb
Anchorage, Alaska
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Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This small but very busy Harbor is home to Kona's Sportfishing & water activity fleet, where you can check out sleek sportfishers and many other vessels... Even if you're not nautically-oriented, there's a number of interesting features worth checking out -- e.g. green turtles & tropical fish swimming about, fish catches being weighed on official scales, an excellent eatery, and... More 

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Reviewed 24 January 2017

This makes for a nice stop when on Hwy 19. Visible from the road. It has beautiful views of the coastline and a couple nice place to eat.

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Keller, Texas
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Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is where most of the fishing and dive tours leave from. Lots of nice beaches in the area. There is a good restaurant on site that is cheap. Good views of the harbor from the restaurant. Grab a bite and beer here. We usually eat here before heading to the airport, nearby. I saw a fishing boat come in... More 

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