Posted by: Anna Webb | May 16, 2009

Kapoho Tide Pools


Relax, reflect and refresh this weekend in sunny Kapoho. Located at the easternmost tip of Hawaii’s Big Island, the marine protected tide pools at Wai ‘Opae, also known as Vacationland, in Kapoho provide its visitors with calm waters and perfect snorkeling conditions.

Dip your face in the water and you’ll discover nature’s aquarium. A wide variety of colorful fish dash in and out of the nooks, as sunlight through the water creates geometric designs that gently bobble on the rocks below.

Evening photo of the tide pools at Kapoho

Evening photo of the tide pools at Kapoho

Bring an umbrella and chair, some reef shoes, a cooler and your friends and family and spend a few hours lazing in the silky waters found here or sunbathing on smooth areas of lava rock. Being marine protected means that no commercial fishing is allowed, and a fish nursery breeds new species of fish to re-grow the abundance of sea life found here.

Take good care not to litter and to teach little ones to “malama ka ‘aina” (respect the land) so they can enjoy it for years to come.

Calm waters of Wai O'pae marine protected tide pools

Calm waters of Wai O'pae marine protected tide pools

For more information about this special experience, visit the following link:

http://www.hawaiiweb.com/hawaii/html/beaches/Kapoho_Tide_Pools.html

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Responses

  1. Welcome to the FBI Bloggers.

    You hit the nail on the head with this post. I LOVE to snorkel down there and I have not been there for a few months.

    ~devany
    http://www.myhawaiianhome.blogspot.com

  2. It has been a while since I’ve been to Kapoho….after reading this, I feel I need to go again…..;-)


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