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Black Rock

Kaanapali, Maui, HI 96761-1970
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Close to most resorts on Kaanapali Beach, this snorkeling area can get crowded.
  • Excellent56%
  • Very good29%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Kaanapali, Maui, HI 96761-1970
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"sheraton hotel"
in 31 reviews
"the cliff"
in 64 reviews
"whalers village"
in 18 reviews
"kaanapali beach"
in 33 reviews
"top of the rock"
in 9 reviews
"sea turtles"
in 61 reviews
"sheraton maui"
in 9 reviews
"great place to snorkel"
in 24 reviews
"spotted eagle rays"
in 9 reviews
"busy beach"
in 8 reviews
"jump off"
in 11 reviews
"be careful"
in 42 reviews
"public parking"
in 10 reviews
"colorful fish"
in 16 reviews
"strong currents"
in 10 reviews
"snorkel gear"
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"beach access"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

We saw plenty of fish near the rock. If you don’t have snorkel gear, I noticed there is a little shack right behind the hedge, near the hotel, close to the rock. You can rent snorkel/mask for $5 or add fins for $8. If you...More

Thank tinaNtravel
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Great beach a super spot for snorkeling. Lots of fish and turtle almost right by the beach - but the sights and number of fish get much better as you go close to and around the rock. There are currents there so it's better if...More

1  Thank Jubin E
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Enjoyed our walk around the beach and the beautiful grounds. Relaxing and peaceful, loved the sounds of the ocean crashing.

Thank LLP1957
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

Black Rock is a great place to snorkel or to spend the day on the beach. I recommend you get there early because it does get crowded and the water is often calmer in the morning for snorkelling. There are a handful of free parking...More

3  Thank Lynne H
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Reviewed 26 April 2018 via mobile

Only a handful of people I pointed this out to thought it was interesting (many just said "I don't see it" and kept on swimming even though I literally freedove all the way down and pointed right at it) , so I'll post it here....More

3  Thank chut7
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Reviewed 17 April 2018

There were turtles here. Lots of turtles. There were small turtles, medium-sized turtles, and at least one very, VERY large turtle. The turtles were all right along the rocks, between about 30 and 50 yards from the shore. There was swirling current near the rocks,...More

Thank Andy W
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Reviewed 11 April 2018

Black Rock is a great place for a half day of snorkeling and swimming. Many people warn of strong currents and dangers around this area, and I can only speak of my experience, which was wonderful and I never felt unsafe. This being said I...More

4  Thank Daniel A
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Reviewed 26 March 2018

We heard the best place for snorkling was Black Rock and was just a short walk down the beach. We headed here in search of sea turtles. There is not a lot of beach to stake your claim but we were able to find a...More

1  Thank huskerlayd
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Reviewed 5 March 2018

I saw another review claiming this same thing and thought it was worth sharing. If you are on the north side of black rock there is some decent snorkling along the rock facing the beach. It's highly recommended to avoid going around the corner. It...More

19  Thank John E
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Reviewed 1 March 2018

We were staying at the Westin, so it was a short walk from our hotel to Black Rock. I had wanted to go snorkeling during our visit. Unfortunately (or fortunately, since I sunburn easily), we ended up going on a cloudy day. That said, I...More

Thank tholmes15
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Lizarddoglover
21 May 2018|
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Response from Constantin I | Reviewed this property |
Yes dont know the price
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candjbaker99
7 August 2017|
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Response from Jake T | Reviewed this property |
Yes it is the rock is very rough getting there you can swim to it also. I seen little kids jumping off the rock with no problem
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TourGB14
18 March 2017|
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Response from isabeltmccusker | Reviewed this property |
Hi - I'm guessing the Snorkel Store has life vests, noodles, etc They'd probably throw those in free of charge with a snorkel gear rental. Worth asking
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