Halona Blowhole in Oahu is among Hawaii’s famous attractions. This natural wonder is a blowhole and a rock formation located North of Haunama Bay off of Kalanianaole Highway, overlooking the Pacific Ocean. On clear days, Halona Blowhole provides an excellent view of the coastline and the outer islands of Lanai and Molokai. Book a Honolulu City tour with us and see this amazing spot in Oahu.
The formation of Halona Blowhole dates back thousands of years ago. When volcanoes were still active in Oahu, molten lava tubes from volcanic eruptions flowed to the ocean and Halona Blowhole, a natural occurrence, was formed.
What to see
During high tides paired with strong winds (which is when the blowhole is most active), the ocean breeze sends the waves to shore where Halona Blowhole then shoots sea spray as high up as 30 feet into the air. When the waves are larger, the blowhole’s spray is larger too.
Aside from the blowhole, people from all over the world come to watch humpback whales as they are leaving the North Pacific during the winter months. If you’re lucky, maybe you can spot the endangered Hawaiian green turtle, called the Honu which is indigenous to the area.
Right off the coast is a large wedged-shape area which is a reef coated with Sinularia Leather Coral. This coral does not require much sunlight in order to survive. The reef is home to a variety of marine life including eels, slugs, and echinoderms.
When there is no surf and only light northerly winds are blowing, diving becomes possible along the coast close to Halona Blowhole. However, when the waves are breaking, it is best to avoid doing so as a strong current known as the Molokai’s Express can drag divers out to sea.
Halona Beach Cove
Located on the right side of Halona Blowhole is Halona Beach Cove. This rocky cove has a small sandy beach, also known as Peering Place which is a great area for swimming during calm waters. The tropical paradise is a must-visit for movie lovers as it has been featured in several movies including the 1953 film, From Here to Eternity.