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Kapoho Tide Pools, Pahoa

(4.4/5 based on 550+ 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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  • Lot's a clear calm pools with varying depths good for easy snorkeling. If you haven't every snorkled, this is a good place to get your feet wet and see some colerful fish.  more »
  • This is a fish nursery and very shallow. If you are slow the fish with swim all around you. There is fresh and salt water in the pools so your vision may be obstructed if your splash around to much an...  more »
  • This is a nice area for beginners or small children for snorkeling. But you can also swim out aways and see more aquatic life. The only downer is the rocky parts if you're not prepared, so some kind o...  more »