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Kanehoe Bay (Oahu Hawaii)

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Kanehoe Bay (Oahu Hawaii)

Characteristics

Description

This bay is on the north east coast of Oahu and is protected by the Mokapu Peninsula.

This bay is very calm and sheltered. Together with the crystal clear water, it makes a very attractive anchorage.

There are four marinas here as well as four anchorage areas.

Anchor in the North end of the bay.

To get in, you follow an S-shaped channel which meanders due west of the western end of first leg of the ship channel (228° true) into Kaneohe. you turn off of the ship channel about halfway between the pair of stakes (port and starboard) and the range mark at the end of the channel.
The southern edge of the channel is haphazzadly marked with stakes but the reef is so shallow that visual navigation is relatively easy in spite of somewhat cloudy water. The northern edge of the channel is less distinct and seems to be mostly sandbank.

At the end of the channel is a large basin of 4-meter deep water with a mud bottom. Holding isn't very good, but this can be compensated for with extra scope. The sand banks at the northern side of the basin appear to be 2 meters deep in some places and might offer better holding than the basin proper.

Cold showers and trash disposal can be found at Kualoa Point state park, opposite Mokolii (Chinaman's hat).

9/12/2015
Update
Joëlle
Kanehoe Bay (Oahu Hawaii)
9/12/2015
Update
Joëlle
Kanehoe Bay (Oahu Hawaii)
9/12/2015
Update
Joëlle
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