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Kapoho Tide Pools

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Went during our honeymoon a few years back. It was magical! We went twice! It was easily the best... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
J L
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Toronto, Canada
WAS beautiful, GONE NOW DUE TO LAVA FLOW

This was our favorite place for snorkeling. We lived 10 minutes away for 15 years. Unfortunately... read more

Reviewed 2 weeks ago
Patricia B
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Pahoa, Hawaii
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Went during our honeymoon a few years back. It was magical! We went twice! It was easily the best snorkeling experience we have ever had and it was free! Beautiful corals and fish. Each tidal pool had a magical world in of itself.

Thank J L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our favorite place for snorkeling. We lived 10 minutes away for 15 years. Unfortunately the Kilauea Lava Flow that began on May 3rd 2018 has destroyed this wonder. Hoping something new develops in time. It may be possible to hike in a some...More

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Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

What a loss. This was one of the better places to snorkel on the south end of the Big Island. My heart goes out to the people who used to live there.

4  Thank CountVernon
Reviewed August 27, 2018

The tide pools are gone under about 70 ft of lava. it is gone gone gone and will never return. so do not visit here

1  Thank Paul W
Reviewed August 6, 2018 via mobile

So sad. June 2018. Pele covered over the tide pools. All the fishy’s and Honu boiled to death. It was the nicest snorkeling in the state

2  Thank twinfallspuddle
Reviewed August 6, 2018

Sad to see these wonderful Tide pools go, but we are not in charge of Madame Pele and what she wants to do.

2  Thank 93cd
Reviewed July 27, 2018 via mobile

The Ocean is always warm amd plenty of tropical fish to see while snorkeling along the pools. The walk to the Tide Pools is scenic and full of tropical plantlife.

Thank James O
Reviewed July 23, 2018

NO longer exists. These ponds were covered by the fresh lava flow, fisture #8 in June 2018. It has many wonderful memories in my heart.

4  Thank Lani K
Reviewed July 22, 2018 via mobile

The may 2018 eruption has completely destroyed this area it is covered with lava that now extends out more than a 1/2 mile from the former coastline

4  Thank Ruthmar1e
Reviewed July 22, 2018

These tide pools were some of the most amazing tide pools in the world. Sadly this area was overrun and filled in with lava rock from the Kilauea eruption of 2018. The area is now inaccessible to travelers. A tremendous loss of natural beauty for...More

5  Thank MotownEsq
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Dianna O
May 20, 2018|
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Response from andrewoldtiger |
Yes I have been there several times so know the geography well. Do not even dream of going there now. Ali access and exit roads have been destroyed. People already evacuated, except idiots who are now trapped.The biggest... More
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Reneezy B
April 19, 2018|
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Response from Becky U | Reviewed this property |
Both Champagne Pond and Kapoho Tidepools are in gated communities. At Champagne Pond, you just need to take the walkway around the gate. Once inside, there aren't good markings on how to get there though. At Kapoho... More
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DebbieS4356
January 19, 2018|
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Response from Robertinalaska | Reviewed this property |
No, there is not. But just up the road, 6K, there is a park with outdoor showers.....
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