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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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  • We have been here a week and have been in these pools every day. They are fun and we have been scampering over the lava rock and seeing a lot of fish!!!! Even saw an octopus!!!!! The house we are rent...  more »
  • Parking for the tidepools is a few blocks away due to a private beachfront community. There is a bus stop and changing outhouse near the public parking. At the shore there is no sandy beach here, only...  more »
  • I went here a couple years ago and was totally impressed! Swam with lots of turtles and saw a lot of fish. This time we entered a different side , the one with the largest pool and the water was very ...  more »