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Honokohau Marina & Small Boat Harbor

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Address: off Highway 19, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740
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US$70.00*
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Whale Watching On The Big Island
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US$64.30*
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Guaranteed Manta Ray Night Snorkel
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US$85.73*
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Guaranteed Whale Watch in Kona

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The Beach Here is Awesome and Close to Kona!

There is a state park here, but you park in the marina parking and walk out. Nice protected area for snorkeling and playing in the water. Shade too!

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 3 days ago
Thom A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

There is a state park here, but you park in the marina parking and walk out. Nice protected area for snorkeling and playing in the water. Shade too!

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Thank Thom A
Enumclaw, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can see tropicsl fish from dock, small beach at the southern ocean side. Restaurant good food, open air. Nice to watch boats come in.

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Westfield, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Easy access . Bathrooms. All kinds of activities for all ages. Great place to see sunset! Eating places closed when we were there.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

This small but very busy Harbor is home to Kona's Sportfishing & water activity fleet, where you can check out sleek sportfishers and many other vessels... Even if you're not nautically-oriented, there's a number of interesting features worth checking out -- e.g. green turtles & tropical fish swimming about, fish catches being weighed on official scales, an excellent eatery, and... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

This makes for a nice stop when on Hwy 19. Visible from the road. It has beautiful views of the coastline and a couple nice place to eat.

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Keller, Texas
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

This is where most of the fishing and dive tours leave from. Lots of nice beaches in the area. There is a good restaurant on site that is cheap. Good views of the harbor from the restaurant. Grab a bite and beer here. We usually eat here before heading to the airport, nearby. I saw a fishing boat come in... More 

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Dingmans Ferry, Pennsylvania
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

This is where the Kona dive and snorkel boats are based. Limited services, but there is a dive/bait shop with drinks, snacks and a bathroom.

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San Mateo, CA
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016

I have been here many times for a little walk and take a look some turtles along with. Usually there are not much people and peaceful beach but the day was a little busy. I was walking into ocean and was standing to check the text of my cellphone. I didn’t hear anything but someone came by and told me... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Visited this beach to see sea turtles. It was beautiful! We say turtles on the sand, and many in the water. The beach is a little secluded, so it wasn't very busy. The water is warm, and shallow. We even saw some flying fish!

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Emmett, Idaho
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

Stopped here in the late afternoon for a "cold-frosty" schooner of beer and snacks. Service was quick and professional and the beer.....ohhhhhh, so cold and soothing-a perfect cure for a hot-humid afternoon. Their french fries and stir fried pork with onions absolutely delicious. What a wonderful treat with an awesome view of the Pacific Ocean!!!

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