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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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Nice place to snorkel but can be rough

We went out to two steps at the recommendation of our snorkel guide from a dolphin swim we did. You need to bring your own gear with you as I didn't see places to rent it. You... read more

Reviewed 1 week ago
Megan M
Burbank, California
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Burbank, California
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out to two steps at the recommendation of our snorkel guide from a dolphin swim we did. You need to bring your own gear with you as I didn't see places to rent it. You walk down two steps to enter the ocean and there is a lot of coral and some good snorkeling. The coral is pretty... More 

Thank Megan M
Brisbane, Australia
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Honaunau Bay is historical and not just for snorkeling. Have fun in the water but remember it has historic Hawaiian significance too which should be respected. A beautiful place to visit.

Thank Bruce H
Oakland, California
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

lava rock is sticky and footing is easy until you get to that first step of two step. Butt your way down or take the chance of slipping on the algae slick rock. snorkeling is the best on the island and the state park next door is actually pretty interesting.

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Anchorage, Alaska
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I am new to snorkeling and I was blow away by "two-step" beach. The parking is limited but well worth the $5 we paid to park in someones private lot across from the beach. The is no wadding in - watch where people go in - or ask someone. Its two steps down some rocks and jump in. Tons of... More 

Thank AkTiger
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Close to the place of refuge. Parking is limited but you can park at the national park for $5 and it lasts all week. Short walk down to the beach from here. Also known as 2 step which is how you enter the water. Can be a bit intimidating for the beginner but commit and get away from the rocks.... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Saw a good variety of fishes the moment I entered the water. Take extra care when entering and exiting the snorkeling area as there are rocks.

Thank deszpicable
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This place is full of ancient Hawaiian history. There are rangers and visitor amenities that provide excellent information about this sacred place. Right next door is excellent snorkeling as well.

Thank John S
Toronto, Canada
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Reviewed 13 March 2017 via mobile

We loved two step beach. The snorkelling was awesome - we saw a ton of fish species, a sea turtle, white tipped shark, Moray Eel and more. The water was easy to swim in and nice and clear. The beach is all lava rock so there's not sand everywhere which we liked. There were locals playing music and sharing their... More 

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Logan, Utah
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

One can't snorkel in the National Historical Park next door, but the snorkeling at "Two Step" in the bay is excellent. We've been to this location on several trips over the years, and it has consistently been the best snorkeling we've found here. Large numbers of a great variety of fish, usually a large number of turtles, and some great... More 

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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Reviewed 12 March 2017

This beach is across the parking lot from Pu'uhonua O Honaunau National Park - can easily see the park and snorkel on the same day. Beach has two steps (lava rock) that you sit on and enter the ocean for wonderful crystal clear snorkeling in a very protected bay. Awesome for beginners and lots to see under water. One of... More 

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