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Address: Honaunau, Island of Hawaii, HI
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Kealakekua Bay Snorkeling Tour With Optional Honaunau Bay
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Great snorkeling at Two Step (Honaunau Bay)

This area is well known by the nickname Two-step. It comes from the fact that you climb down 2 lava steps to enter the water. The snorkeling is great with many colorful fish of... read more

5 of 5 bubblesReviewed 2 weeks ago
Ed Z
Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We were just checking out various beaches one day and did not have our snorkel gear. From a beach perspective, don't bother as there is little sand and a rocky bottom. if you have snorkel gear however, we hear this is a great location right next to The Place of Refuge. Parking can be a challenge. Some is free some... More 

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Stevensville, Maryland, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This area is well known by the nickname Two-step. It comes from the fact that you climb down 2 lava steps to enter the water. The snorkeling is great with many colorful fish of all varieties. Some of the best on the Big Island. You can park in the State Park parking lot and walk back two driveways on the... More 

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Sequim, Washington
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This beach is also known as two step. And as previous review said, don't put your fingers in the holes when getting out - at least on the lower step! We used the boat ramp to enter the water, and for whatever reason, the water was chilly there compared with the rest. Loved the clear water and the fish, of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not wanting to pay for a tour or kayak rental to access Kealakekua Bay, we opted for the free parking (along the road into the park) and easy access to the neighbouring Honaunau Bay. We were not disappointed and even went back again a couple days later. Plenty of fish, nice coral and very clear water despite the slightly wavy... More 

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Billings, Montana
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A very popular site for snorkeling and swimming. There is limited parking and a small beach. Water access is aided by the natural rocky two step along the water edge. The area close to the beach has plenty of fish but the water gets deep fairly quickly. On the day of our visit we enjoyed snorkeling with the spinner dolphins... More 

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Fort Worth, Texas
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very nice! We visited here today and the snorkeling was so great! We were going off of an old review and got a little off track. You definitely need to map it out! It's not hard to get to or anything like that. The water is so beautiful and there were so many different kinds of fish there. We did... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The entrance and exit wasn't exactly easy...but this is the Big Island after all and everything is volcanic and therefore rocky. However once you're in, you will encounter great snorkeling. We had this on our list of our 2 must see snorkeling spots and it didn't disappoint (see my other review for the other spot). We arrived early in the... More 

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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

Beautiful snorkel get spot but waters are a little rough for starters (as our children were) and a bit challenging to get in and out. Read other reviews for tips on that. Once in it is very nice though Be prepared with snacks and lots of water. No facilities on site at all. Kids enjoyed the tide pools also and... More 

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Bend, Oregon
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Clear waters abound here. Good chance to see dolphins, turtles, eels, octopus and lots of fish. If you are new to area here are some tips. This is not a beach but a lava out cropping. Watch where others get in (aka two steps). Walk over in flip flops and leave them upside down to keep them cooker. Sit on... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 January 2017 via mobile

Great little beach and great snorkeling. Sadly, tourists with little class or respect for the local history and culture swim over to the Place of Refuge. Bad karma and just plain ignorant. Enjoy the beach and fish but stay the hell away from the ancient sites. A few ruin it for the many.

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