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Ala Wai Harbor (Oahu Hawaii)

Ala Wai Harbor (Oahu Hawaii)

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Ala Wai Yacht Harbor is the largestyacht harbor in the state of Hawaii. Located at the mouth of the Ala Wai Canal, between world famous Waikiki and Honolulu, the Capitalof Hawaii.
The harbor is home to the Waikiki Yacht Club and the Hawaii YachtClub, which host junior sailing clubs, weekly sailing races, and fishing tournaments.
Boats from around the world find shelter in state harbor berths, yacht club berths,and fuel dock berths. Ala Wai Harbor can accommodate vessels up to 85 feet in length.

Adress: 1651 Ala Moana Blvd, Honolulu, Hawaii 96815
Tel: (808) 973 9727
Fax: (808) 973 9739

This is the only place in the islands where it is really feasible to get by without a car. Groceries and chandlery are within walking distance and nearly all of The Busses stop at the Ala Moana center just across the canal.

The channel is lighted so night time arrival is possible but it might be hard to find your way around the harbor once inside. If you're trying to find the "loading dock" (it is usually used for drinking beer and fishing), you come straight into the harbor, take the last possible starboard before the bridge (leaving the boatyard to port) and then proceed all the way to the end finding the loading dock to port.


7/12/2015
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309°
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9.7nm
11°
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Adress  46-499 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744Water, toilets, showers, fuel and pump-out facility.
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9nm
28°
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12nm
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15nm
279°
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16nm
284°
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21nm
295°

North part of Pokai Bay beach
Central part of Pokai Bay beach
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298°
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24nm
330°
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35nm
109°
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48nm
96°
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Local Area

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Hawaii

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NE Pacific Ocean

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