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Kapoho Tide Pools, Pahoa
(4.4/5 based on 500+ reviews on the web)
Swim and snorkel through vibrant coral when you visit Kapoho Tide Pools. Lower yourself into one of the pools, and float around to see numerous brightly colored fish. Be careful getting in, as the rocks can be slippery. Explore crevices in the rocks to see the fish swimming around, or just float and enjoy the water, which is volcanically heated and generally quite warm. Visitors are urged not to touch the coral or wear fins, as it kills the coral, but the pools are calm enough to explore without them. Take note that no public restrooms are available. For Kapoho Tide Pools and beyond, use our Pahoa vacation planner to get the most from your Pahoa vacation.
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  • An extremely interesting area with many deep pools to explore and snorkel. Climb in and out of pools and each one has a treasure trove of gorgeous fish. 
  • Stopped for a quick visit and was able to get up close with a turtle! The black sand is amazing. A great place to stop and experience, small beach hut shop sells souvenirs. 
  • Best in the summer months, since too much rain in November, visit, otherwise super to the relax and snorkel
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