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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park

73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
+1 808-329-6881
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“sea turtles” (88 reviews)
“fish trap” (26 reviews)
“visitor center” (52 reviews)
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73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
+1 808-329-6881
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Reviewed 3 days ago

Another well-done national historic park on the Big Island. It's conveniently located near Kona, although with the traffic it took us longer to get there than we expected. The visitor center has some interesting exhibits and a small gift shop. We found the walk to...More

Thank Peter H
Reviewed 1 week ago

My sister lives on the Big Island and this is one of her favorite places to walk along the beach. She does not access the park from the Visitor's Center, just drive a half mile south to the marina and access the beach from the...More

3  Thank Rose H
Reviewed 1 week ago

I call this turtle bay because there are always turtles here. Park in the boat harbor parking lot at the south end of the park and walk five minutes to Aiopio beach and fish trap. There is a lagoon here that is full of turtles....More

2  Thank alandF6879AU
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We loved this place so much we went twice. The first time, we went to the visitor center and took the 1-mile (one-way) trail to the beach. It was very hot but worthwhile once we saw 15 turtles or so. The next time, we drove...More

Thank Shailene_Hope
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you go to the park’s official visitor’s center, the ranger will point you to 30-minute path that leads across a lava field to the beach where the sea turtles hang out, but if you find yourself roasting under the sun (as we did) and...More

1  Thank JE and JA D
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Not only is this a beautiful beach, there is great history here. The walk through the site is worthwhile. I enjoyed learning more about the history of the area.

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

It was almost too easy to see turtles here. They were on the beach, in the water, so much that I was scared I would accidentally walk on a turtle. We saw 20+ turtles that day and had to stop counting. Fun beautiful place to...More

1  Thank sfgirl3
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

The rocky, meandering 1-Mile walk to the shore wasn't ideal...but upon arrival it was well worth the site of seeing the brackish black and white sand beach with the friendly Green Sea Turtles coming on shore to feast on the algae and bask in the...More

Thank Brenda W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is an interesting site because it explains how the early residents survived in what appears to be a bleak environment. Also a good place to see sea turtles.

1  Thank LankyOmaha
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This was a great place to see sea turtles. Be sure to go when the sun is out because that is when the turtles with bathe on the beach. We went when it was overcast and saw two turtles near the tide-pools. We plan on...More

Thank Traveler_Matthew
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Mark I
25 July 2017|
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Response from pikake1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel there
Debbie T
19 May 2017|
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Response from jo m | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We had a hire car.
Thomas H
7 September 2016|
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Response from Shelley P | Reviewed this property |
We parked at the end of the marina. It is a short walk to the beach where the turtles are. On that trail is a fork, take the left one.