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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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US$111.26*
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Whale Watch Excursion from the Big Island
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US$141.94*
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Snorkel Dolphin Adventure aboard Luxury Catamaran
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Lots of shops, bars and restaurants
  • Excellent36%
  • Very good40%
  • Average21%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
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+1 808-329-2911
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The pier is the perfect place to view the city with the hills in the background and the shoreline. It is close to historic sites – Ahu’ena Heiau, Hulihe’e Palace, Mokuaikaua Church. Numerous shops and restaurants are nearby on Ali’I Drive. Many events are held...More

Thank jgluv2travel
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This pier is the starting point of a number of attractions. Body Glove Cruises, the #1 dinner cruise boat on the Big Island, departs from here, and so does UFO Parasail, two companies I totally recommend joining on their excursions at some point during your...More

Thank Chris G
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Kailua Pier is the weigh-in area for the Big Fishing Tournament. However, at other times and almost weekly there are races in and out of the water. It is the swimming venue for that part of Iron Man Competition. Daily there will be local...More

Thank Marilyn K
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

When a cruise ship is docked in the bay, the pier becomes busy with all the tenders coming and going; otherwise, their really isn't much here. Some locals are usually fishing at the end of the pier and others start/end their swim here (it is...More

Thank NV_Travelers_77
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Reviewed 27 February 2018

We always tend to hang out around here when we visit Kona. Although most fishing boats now use Honokohau Harbor, charters and cruises still launch from this facility, and recreational, shopping and dining opportunities abound. Construction of the pier and its seawall originally began in...More

Thank WorldTravelers34
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Reviewed 11 February 2018

This is pretty much the start point of the Kailua Kona Tourist district on Ali'i Drive. Its also the launch point for the Iron Man Swim. Come at dusk and check out the birds all flocking to the massive Banyan Tree just behind the pier....More

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Reviewed 4 February 2018

Beginning in childhood, I always love to walk on the local pier to see what is happening. Many tours start here--be it para sailing, evening dinner cruises or swimming with dolphins. One night we watched the luau next door until we got bored and then...More

1  Thank Robert M
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Reviewed 20 January 2018

My sister lives in Kailua Kona and this is her go to swimming place during the week. On my visit we made it down to the Pier 3 times for a swim. The pier is close to everything with just the right amount of movement...More

Thank Rose H
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Reviewed 3 January 2018

For the most part the pier is clean and safe. After dark the locals fish and for the most part are nice. There are some locals who might give you the stink eye... this is really the only place on Ali'i Drive where I do...More

1  Thank Paul S
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Reviewed 31 December 2017

I've been here a few times and enjoy going back. Kona Boys provides snorkel and paddle board gear for a decent rental price and are located directly on the beach. Its a sheltered area so there are no real currents to worry about - great...More

Thank Nicole N
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karakara1
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
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xamine399
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
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