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Kailua Pier

75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-329-2911
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Snorkel Dolphin Adventure aboard Luxury Catamaran
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Historical Dinner or Lunch Cruise to Kealakekua Bay
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Kona Submarine Adventure and Snorkel Dolphin Cruise
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  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-329-2911
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

During our walking tour we came to pier. It was great. Enjoyed sights and sounds. People fishing and swimming

Thank Lendel B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The pier is close to everything with just the right amount of movement of the ocean, easy access, and enough swimming room. It is sometimes hard to find the right conditions for fun swimming on this island. The water is either rocky, dangerous or so...More

Thank RobertaL238
Reviewed 6 August 2017 via mobile

In Kailua/Kona on the big island of Hawaii the Kailua pier is where you access boat trips, be it fishing, tours or cruise boats. It's near the center of town, but the towns not that big and it's easy to find near the Kamehameha hotel.

Thank Nazsnaz
Reviewed 21 July 2017

I see a lot of people say that the pier is not a good spot to snorkel. Well, if you go at the right time it is. I went there mid morning and snorkeled away. Saw my first eel swimming..not hiding in a hole. Do...More

1  Thank cropsis
Reviewed 7 July 2017

Most of the boat tours (Body Glove, etc) launch from this pier. Next to it is a lovely sandy beach that has a gradual slope, good for children or just getting your feet wet... or go out further and snorkel to see several varieties of...More

Thank Lighthill R
Reviewed 6 July 2017

The small sandy beach is nice. It's cool to see all the boats coming and going right around sunset. The sunsets from here are amazing.

Thank Dee V
Reviewed 2 June 2017

After breakfast had a nice walk to learn about Hawaiian's History at Kailu Pier and Marriott Courtyard. In The Hotel and Pier there was many Art work, Photo, info about Hawaiian people and their lifestyle. This is a must if you are interested in Hawaiian's...More

Thank Coconut88888
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Must see the world champion of Ironman race in this week! It was really excited at every booth, there are finalists in some sponsor booths at the beginning of the week, they are very friendly and fun. "Swim 2.4miles, Bike 112miles, Run 26.2miles brag for...More

Thank ベーチャン
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This pier brings back memories. Going out on a military boat to Honolulu. Going on some of the cruise ships, Out to sea to scatter the remains of a friend who lost his life in an accident... the list goes on.

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I wasn't interested in all the land activities here, but the open water swim course is great. There are buoys marking the 1.2 mile round trip, and the boats (generally) stay away from there. Great opportunity to swim in crystal clear water with fish and...More

Thank beitar07
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7 August 2017|
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Response from TBall9652 | Reviewed this property |
Robin C did an excellent job answering your question. Take a cab to Kahaluu'u Beach Park (aka Turtle Beach) which is SUPER snorkeling. There are vendors there for supplies and food and excellent water. Easy in and out if you... More
24 February 2017|
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Response from Anita F | Reviewed this property |
Search out Kona Trolley and you will find the schedule fo times and stops. Trolley costs $2.00. Aloha