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75-5660 Palani Rd, Kailua-Kona, Island of Hawaii, HI 96740-3612
+1 808-329-2911
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Reviewed 11 October 2006

The pier is located in front of and/or adjacent to the King Kamehameha Kona Beach Hotel. There's no parking area for the pier so your best bet for close parking is at the King Kam. Park around the backside of the hotel and you can...More

12  Thank RSMGuy
Most Helpful Critical Review
Reviewed 18 April 2014

If I had known how run down, dirty and just plain gross this area was, I would not have bothered to go down there. You can find some good happy hour deals around but not worth it to me. All I could think about was...More

3  Thank SuzyQ62
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Reviewed 1 week ago

This is the old wharf area in old Kona town. Go down there as early as you can cause it gets too crowded after about 10 am. Take a swim on the Iron Man course with some super good swimmers training there. Or just watch...More

Thank William F
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was the only Port that I did not plan an excursion. After doing some research, I learned that The King Kam beach was right off the Pier where our cruise tendered. The beach was amazing and my speed...no huge waves taking you out because...More

Thank Kelly M
Reviewed 8 October 2018

If you're an experienced open water swimmer or a lap pool swimmer looking to try your first ocean swim, this spot is fantastic. From here, you can swim the Ironman swim course along buoys (some of which are there year-round). In early October, the water...More

Thank Jenny_in_Palo_Alto
Reviewed 3 October 2018

This pier and the vendors along side are fun to walk down and see. A lot of the ships and day tours go out of this pier, so there is a lot of activity down on this end of Ali'i.

Thank Dawn S
Reviewed 19 September 2018

In the center of Kailua Kona, good start point for some great water activities : swim, snorkel etc. Coloured turtles around.

Thank MiamiKeyWest
Reviewed 24 July 2018

It's not water anyone would really want to swim in. Lot's of boats and the oil slicks that come with them.

Thank Fred M
Reviewed 29 April 2018 via mobile

The pier offers nice views especially when the canoes are out. The beach is very nice & the perfect place to put your longboard in.

Thank RealityEngaged
Reviewed 29 March 2018

The pier is the perfect place to view the city with the hills in the background and the shoreline. It is close to historic sites – Ahu’ena Heiau, Hulihe’e Palace, Mokuaikaua Church. Numerous shops and restaurants are nearby on Ali’I Drive. Many events are held...More

Thank jgluv2travel
Reviewed 28 March 2018 via mobile

This pier is the starting point of a number of attractions. Body Glove Cruises, the #1 dinner cruise boat on the Big Island, departs from here, and so does UFO Parasail, two companies I totally recommend joining on their excursions at some point during your...More

Thank Chris G
Reviewed 5 March 2018

The Kailua Pier is the weigh-in area for the Big Fishing Tournament. However, at other times and almost weekly there are races in and out of the water. It is the swimming venue for that part of Iron Man Competition. Daily there will be local...More

Thank Marilyn K
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7 August 2017|
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Response from TBall9652 | Reviewed this property |
Robin C did an excellent job answering your question. Take a cab to Kahaluu'u Beach Park (aka Turtle Beach) which is SUPER snorkeling. There are vendors there for supplies and food and excellent water. Easy in and out if you... More
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