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“Great snorkeling spot!”
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Honaunau Bay
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour With Optional Honaunau Bay
Ranked #2 of 9 things to do in Honaunau
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“Great snorkeling spot!”
Reviewed 29 July 2014 via mobile

All the locals will tell you that this is the place and they're right! "Two Steps" is the easy name and its not hard to find, just prepare for narrow roads. If you want to see the historical landmark, it's $5 for that and includes parking, but we found a spot right on the road and walked down to the boat ramp. That is the easiest access point to the water, or go in through the tiny beach to the left of the ramp.

The snorkeling is fantastic, particularly to the right of the ramp. It drops off to 20 feet of crystal waters and lots of corals and reefs. DO wear good footwear as it is slippery getting in and out of the water, and if new to snorkeling, watch your bearings as waves can be sneaky. A gorgeous spot!!

Visited July 2014
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San Francisco, California
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Reviewed 24 July 2014

We were amazed by the many corals and the variety of fish here. The water is very clear and calm. Excellent snorkeling site.

Visited July 2014
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Humble, Texas
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“spoiled ourselves by going here first”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We read the trip advisor information about this place aconsidered say that it does live up to the title of best snorkeling.....its just kind of hard to find.
You cannot snorkel from the National Park as its still considered a sacred place.
From the $3 parking lot across the street you can literally walk to the waters edge in less than 50 steps. Where you go in will make a big difference though as some parts are much more difficult to get over the reef
We found a spot all the way to the right -as far as you can go on the lava rock- that features a broken rock where you can sit at the edge of open water, put on your fins and hop in. That will save you cuts later.
Its not a good place for little kids as there is not much sand and the reef can be difficult to swim in....but we did see some turtles in the water adjoining the National Park.
Snorkel shops seem to allshow up after 10am, so it can get crowded late morn through afternoon.
Loved it so much we went back for a second time in our short vacation time.

Visited July 2014
4 Thank Matt S
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“Magical place, incredible snorkeling”
Reviewed 12 July 2014

We came to snorkel "Two Step" and weren't disappointed but had a bonus of an annual cultural festival. Because of the festival we couldn't park in the lot so found a spot on the street. We got to see fascinating demonstrations of native weaving, music, and more. Visiting the historic sites there was impressive - it's a very special place.

The water was warm and oh so clear. Get advice on where to enter to avoid coral or foot damage. We saw countless fish and swam with turtles. Saw a few eels too. The water wasn't at all crowded with people. We also had great snorkeling on Big Island at Keahou and Waialea portion of Hapuna.

Visited July 2014
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“Best snorkel on Big Island”
Reviewed 11 July 2014

This is the BEST snorkel on the Big Island. The coral reef is amazing, A LOT of fishes, calm and blue water! Go early so is not very crowded. You'll want to spend your whole day here.

Visited June 2014
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