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Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park: Tours & Tickets

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73-4786 Kanalani St, #14, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-2600
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This was a bus tour booked through Royal Carribean excursions. We stopped and were able to walk around with our guide to a few different places in the park. The terrain is a bit rough but manageable. The petroglyphs were visible but difficult to make...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank samanthao520
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a beautiful place! The walk from the visitor center to the beach so gorgeous! It can be a little uneven but is a reasonable length. The beach is gorgeous! We saw a bunch of turtles! Some of the turtles even climbed out and...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank loulou413
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband read about this place so we searched it out for a visit. This place was hard to find, especially because the beach next door was so crowded that we could not find the entrance. We are glad we kept looking because we learned...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Theresa B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

this site shows how an early Hawaiian settlement survived the rugged Kona coast. hike to see four traditional mountain to sea land divisions and scared temples and some petroglyphs, as well as fishponds that show engineering of the native Hawaiians. you may see a monk...More

Date of experience: September 2019
Thank esqwalax
Reviewed 4 September 2019

We loved two step. The water is like from a postcard. Great snorkeling spot but wear your water shoes as it can be very slippery. Minimal parking or you have to pay.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Seren96
Reviewed 28 August 2019 via mobile

We brought snorkel gear, towels, umbrella. In hindsight, would have left it all in the car. We didn’t feel comfortable letting 7 and 10 year old snorkel in surf given slippery and sharp rocks. They had a much better time hanging out on waters edge...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Happydadoftwo
Reviewed 26 August 2019

The turtles looked so happy! It’s only a few minutes to hike to the beach then you’re there! Be sure to to take PLENTY of water! The plants grow really fast here in Hawaii!! Our favorite was the lava rock. It only took about 5...More

Date of experience: June 2019
Thank happy4travel
Reviewed 24 August 2019 via mobile

We visited Kaloko Honokohau National Park with very few expectations. Well... we were wrong. Perfect way to spend a half daybnear Kona with young kids: calm waters, historical site, and 22 turtles on the day we visited. We parked at the visitor center and walked...More

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank Benjamin-traveler
Reviewed 11 August 2019

We entered by access from the harbor, which makes the hike to the beach only 5 minutes. There were a few turtles resting on the beach and others swimming in the waters that were very family friendly.

Date of experience: August 2019
Thank mikegB6371WE
Reviewed 8 August 2019

My husband and I took a taxi from town to the Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park. We talked with the ranger and then started our hike on one of the trails. We saw various flowering plants and vegetation along with old lava rocks. The most exciting...More

Date of experience: January 2019
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25 July 2017|
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Response from pikake1 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, you can snorkel there
Debbie T
19 May 2017|
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Response from 511jom | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. We had a hire car.
Thomas H
7 September 2016|
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Response from Shelley P | Reviewed this property |
We parked at the end of the marina. It is a short walk to the beach where the turtles are. On that trail is a fork, take the left one.