• Kaloko fishpond wall is over 800 ft long and spans a natural cove


    National Historical Park Hawai'i


convict tang
You may see schools of convict tang when snorkling park waters.
Bryan Harry photo

A rainbow of color swirls before your eyes as you dive into the crystal blue Pacific waters. Tropical coral reef fish of all shapes and sizes swim past you. Some school together grazing on algae, some hide in holes waiting for an unsuspecting smaller fish to swim by, some use their long tubular mouths to pluck individual coral polyps. Together, they all comprise the myriad of fish species that live together on the Kaloko-Honokohau coral reef.

Did You Know?

konane game board with lava and coral game pieces

Did you know the game of Konane is similar to checkers in the way the pieces are moved on the game board and similar to chess in that the winner is the player who is able to make the final move. Chiefs would sometimes use the game to settle disputes.