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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

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Address: 73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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+1 808-329-6881
08:00 - 17:00
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Kona Tour: Coffee Plantation, Kealakekua Bay, Kaloko-Honokohau Park and Bee Farm
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Dolphin swim

We took Kayaks to the bay and snorkeled with a large verity of fish and spinner dolphins. Beautiful bay secluded in a historic area of the Big Island.

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Debbie H
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We took Kayaks to the bay and snorkeled with a large verity of fish and spinner dolphins. Beautiful bay secluded in a historic area of the Big Island.

Thank Debbie H
Peru, Indiana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Man-o-man, this island just keeps producing one "gem" after another. A beautiful area, of historical significance, protecting fascinating wildlife; it's about as good as it gets. Throw in friendly and informative Rangers, (and some of the cleanest restrooms around), and the day is complete. There is also a touching memorial to a Ranger fallen in the line of duty. Come... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

There are two ways to get here, off the hiway to the airport, or go to the marina and go to the north side; drive as far towards the ocean as you can, past the Yacht Club, find a place to park, there are plenty, and then walk along the edge of the harbor towards the sea. When you get... More 

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Downers Grove, Illinois
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very peaceful and magical place. I can say that we did not spent enough time over here. It was stunningly beautiful. Just as a site note our GPS kept taking us other places and for some reason could not locate this one.

Thank BeeLittle
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Turtles abound everywhere! These are giant Green Sea Turtles, sleeping, eating, swimming, all over this area! Awesome!

Thank SteveandSloane J
West Lafayette, Indiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This park runs for several miles and was created to protect the heritage and archaeology of the native coast from the highway to the shoreline. There are three entrances. Coming from the north, the first is a washboarded dirt road that takes you back to a remote site where an impressive seawall has been constructed to provide protection for a... More 

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Rockville, Maryland
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Would like to spend more time here to walk all the trails. Visited on a rainy day, so did not stay long. Did see sea turtles and fish.

Thank Cynthia D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kaloko-Honokōhau National Historical Park is an awesome place to see big honus (Hawaiian green sea turtles) and some other wild life on the Big Island! The place is also very beautiful!

Thank Tatiana L
Golden, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This was a large Hawaiian community, with a fish pond. Nice sandy beach, shallow waveless water, good place to see fish and turtles. A great family outing. Near to Harbor Grill.

Thank Linda B
New Orleans, Louisiana
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Kaloko-Honokohau is remarkably convenient if you’re staying in Kono, or even if you’re just heading to or from the Kono Airport. It’s a National Park between airport and town, and contains not only a pleasant beach, but an ancient heiau (see Heiau photo), fishpond, and fishtrap, several rest stations, informative talks and events (check the monthly schedule) and a modern... More 

Thank Vincent M

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