Tropical fish surround you as you snorkel near the shore. Perhaps you'll see a sea turtle coming up for a breath before retuning to snack on seaweed. In contrast, you can hike along the barren lava landscape and see evidence of how Native Hawaiians lived and thrived in such a seemingly harsh landscape. Wander past the fish ponds that were constructed long ago to sustain the community and today provide refuge for endangered wetland birds.
Did You Know?
Did you know the Hawaiian monk seal is one of only 2 mammals native to the Hawaiian Islands? These endangered seals can occasionally be sighted hauled-out and sleeping on the beaches of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historical Park.