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Kailua Pier

75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-329-2911
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good37%
  • Average20%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-329-2911
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Reviewed 5 days ago

I see a lot of people say that the pier is not a good spot to snorkel. Well, if you go at the right time it is. I went there mid morning and snorkeled away. Saw my first eel swimming..not hiding in a hole. Do...More

1  Thank cropsis
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Most of the boat tours (Body Glove, etc) launch from this pier. Next to it is a lovely sandy beach that has a gradual slope, good for children or just getting your feet wet... or go out further and snorkel to see several varieties of...More

Thank Lighthill R
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The small sandy beach is nice. It's cool to see all the boats coming and going right around sunset. The sunsets from here are amazing.

Thank Dee V
Reviewed 2 June 2017

After breakfast had a nice walk to learn about Hawaiian's History at Kailu Pier and Marriott Courtyard. In The Hotel and Pier there was many Art work, Photo, info about Hawaiian people and their lifestyle. This is a must if you are interested in Hawaiian's...More

Thank Coconut88888
Reviewed 14 May 2017

Must see the world champion of Ironman race in this week! It was really excited at every booth, there are finalists in some sponsor booths at the beginning of the week, they are very friendly and fun. "Swim 2.4miles, Bike 112miles, Run 26.2miles brag for...More

Thank ベーチャン
Reviewed 13 May 2017

This pier brings back memories. Going out on a military boat to Honolulu. Going on some of the cruise ships, Out to sea to scatter the remains of a friend who lost his life in an accident... the list goes on.

Thank davidV1642TR
Reviewed 9 May 2017

I wasn't interested in all the land activities here, but the open water swim course is great. There are buoys marking the 1.2 mile round trip, and the boats (generally) stay away from there. Great opportunity to swim in crystal clear water with fish and...More

Thank beitar07
Reviewed 6 May 2017

Avoid this place when a cruise ship is in port, since this is where the tenders land. In fact, if you can, avoid Kona when a cruise ship is in port. Restaurants and shops are packed with folks off the ship. Much better to look...More

Thank SabreSailor
Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

During the daytime, the Kona Pier hosts all manner of water activities (including shore landings of cruise ship tourists)... we like to come here during the quieter evening hours, to enjoy the warm sea breeze, the lights along Ali'i Drive, and the schools of fish...More

Thank G C
Reviewed 2 May 2017

Not sure how you rate a pier. Lots of boats, and on Wednesdays, cruise ship tenders. Is fun to hang around and see the people and boats. Couple of small beaches on each side. Very first time there many years ago, saw a caught sword...More

Thank TBall9652
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24 February 2017|
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Response from Anita F | Reviewed this property |
Search out Kona Trolley and you will find the schedule fo times and stops. Trolley costs $2.00. Aloha