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Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good30%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Kaanapali, Maui, HI
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

Find a bad beach in Maui. Go ahead. Try. Couldn't do it? Me neither. That doesn't mean some beaches aren't better than others. On a recent family trip to Maui, Black Rock Beach was one of my least favorite beaches. First, we arrived around 8:30am...More

Thank Justin F
Reviewed 2 days ago

I could snorkel here for the whole day. There are a variety of fish here and a number of turtles. I had so much fun. For snorkelers, I suggest a full facemask snorkel, floater and chest strap go pro, and fins; makes the experience much...More

Thank P G
Reviewed 4 days ago

Tried out another beach before snorkeling at Black Rock and it was like night and day. Black Rock was much more comfortable for a snorkeling newbie, as the current was not bad at all and the variety of fish visible was top notch. We had...More

Thank DoctorKnow85
Reviewed 5 days ago

Nice beach, heaps of different fish which makes for great snorkelling. Don't listen to the other reviews about it being dangerous unless you are a bad swimmer. The current is mild, it's not strong enough to get you into any major trouble. As long as...More

Thank ReadySpaghetti
Reviewed 6 days ago

If you like to snorkel, this location is a must. Ka'anapali Beach is just fun to begin with, so you can't go wrong there. There are resorts all lined up on the way to Black Rock that will rent you gear and/or shade chairs. Claim...More

Thank mpugh22
Reviewed 1 week ago

Black Rock is at the end of Ka'anapali Beach and offers an excellent snorkeling opportunity. You literally walk off the beach, into the ocean, and into the natural aquarium. My life is complete as I was able to swim with turtles and all sorts of...More

Thank Carol S
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great place to snorkel on Ka'anapali beach! It is within walking distance of most resorts along Ka'anapali beach or you can pay to park in the Sheraton garage. Best to go early when there are no crowds (and no cliff divers jumping on top of...More

Thank Katylovesny
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great place to snorkel and get close to the action with fish and turtles. Easy in and easy out. Nice place to visit.

Thank Jim P
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We went to black rock often during our stay in Maui because our hotel was on the same beach. It had good snorkeling, but not the best. Black rock was also often crowded. We saw many fish and turtles. Overall, a good snorkel stop, but...More

Thank the2travelingsisters
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Our two teenagers spend a morning here jumping off the black rock....... they had a blast. We watched from the water and a had a snorkel as well. Lots of signs warning of current!

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7 August 2017|
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Response from FamousDena | Reviewed this property |
Lots of people jump off Black Rock! It is lava rock, which can be a bit sand papery, so if people are not used to climbing slightly rough rocks barefoot, I recommend some water shoes. Also recommend watching people do it for... More
18 March 2017|
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Response from isabeltmccusker | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I'm guessing the Snorkel Store has life vests, noodles, etc They'd probably throw those in free of charge with a snorkel gear rental. Worth asking
17 September 2016|
Response from traveler4700 | Reviewed this property |
Andre, so sorry I just saw your question!! Yes you can bring your own gear! Hope you had a great trip!