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Hawaii island

Hawaii island



Hawaii is the largest island and the southeastern-most of hawaiian archipelago in the N pacific ocean. 

Major commercial ports are Hilo on the East side and Kawaihae on the West side of the island. Cruise ships often stop at Kailua-Kona.

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Hilo Harbor (Hawaii I)

Harbor protected by a breakwater.  See for a local map.
The State-owned and operated piers are on the E side of Kūhiō Bay.  Transit sheds with 103,000 square feet of covered space, and 7.5 acres of open storage space are also ...
13 Dec 15

Keauhou Bay (Hawaii I)

This small but secure bay, 5 miles S of Kailua, is a favorite among Kona sailors.Good protection from all but W winds.
14 Dec 15

Kailua Kona bay and pier (Hawaii I)

The harbor is  located in Kailua Bay in Kailua-Kona.
The bay where you can anchor is known to local sailors as Nishihimura bay. Five and a half miles S of Upolu Point you'll see a small cove with manmade rock wall on the N face of the cliff. This wall was built for the ralroad ...
13 Dec 15

Honauna bay (Hawaii I)

It South of Kealakechua bay. The major attrction is the historic Pu'uhonua O Honaunau, the city of refuge, wich looks much as it did hundreds of years ago.Beautiful Honaunau Bay is fronted by large, smooth, lava rock flats. Near shore the average depth is only about 10 feet.
Anchor ...
14 Dec 15

Honokohau harbor and marina (Hawaii I)

25 miles S of Kawaihae, Honokohauharbor was blasted out of solid rock and is generally considered the safest place on the big island to park a boat during heavy weather.Phone: (808) 327-3685
Fax: (808) 327 3675262 b.
14 Dec 15

Kawaihae harbor (Hawaii I)

Kawaihae is a small port town along Big Island's northwestern Kohala Coast. During the 19th century, Kawaihae was a busy whaling and trading port. Historically, Kawaihae Harbor was also the place where the ship that brought the first horses and cattle to Hawaii docked. During the ...
14 Dec 15

Okoe bay (Hawaii I)

 Anchoring along the coast be-tween Honaunau Bay and Hilo requires caution. Locals recom-mend Okoe Bay, 2'/i miles south of Milolii. Ian Birnie, the Hilo harbormaster, praised its sand beach, a rarity on this southern coast, and the anchorage's good, sand bottom.
In a south ...
14 Dec 15

Mahukona harbor (Hawaii I)

Located on the North West tip of Hawaii on the North Kohala Coast. The harbor is identified by the lighthouse on a point just south of the anchorage and by a few houses and warehouses that are easyly visible from the water.Anchor in sand , in 30 to 40 feet of water.Mahukona is an ...
13 Dec 15

La perouse bay (Maui Hawaii)

La perouse bay is located south of the town of Wailea. It was named for the french Captain Jean-François de Galaup, comte de La Pérouse, in 1786.  La Pérouse surveyed and mapped the prominent embayment near the southern cape of Maui opposite the island of Kahoʻolawe. The ...
12 Dec 15

Molokini crater (Maui Hawaii)

Molokini is a tiny crescent-shaped island about three miles east of Makena.Molokini Crater is what’s left from an eruption that is said to have occurred around 230,000 years ago. The cinder cone created has since been eroded to a crescent atoll.
Since it’s violent volcanic ...
12 Dec 15

Kihei Charly Young Beach (Maui Hawaii)

A little rolly and tricky to land at beach.
Good holding ground - big Sand patch for many boats.
Don't anchor where coral are. Stay away if: You want the boat don't move at all You can't handle shorebreak Don't like people paddle around your boat.
11 Dec 15

Maalaea harbor (Maui Hawaii)

Maalaea Harbor,is conveniently located between the Kahului Airport and Lahaina Ka'anapali.Phone: (808) 243-5824
Fax: (808) 243-5829
89 Berths/Moorings
11 Dec 15
Local Area


Hawaii is one of the most isolated group of islands in the world. It's a long way to Hawaii from mainland USA with nothing but open sea between. Winter storms can bring about rough seas and cyclones are a threat in late summer.
Fully serviced marinas are at Honolulu and KoOlina ...
4 Dec 15

NE Pacific Ocean

WindsWinds and currents in the Pacific flow predominantly from East to West. Above the equator Pacific Ocean trade winds blow from the northeast. Below the equator they blow from the southeast. By taking advantage of the different (north and south) directions of the east-flowing winds, ...
25 Oct 17

Maui island (Hawaii)

Maui, also known as the" Valley isle", for the large isthmus between its northwestern and southeastern volcanoes and the numerous large valleys carved into both mountains.

It has 120 miles of coastline for you to surf, snorkel, walk, ride, windsurf--you get the idea. And they ...
11 Dec 15

Kaho'olawe island reserve (Hawaii)

Kahoolawe is the smallest of the eight main volcanic islands in the Hawaiian islands. It is located about 7 miles southwest of Maui and also SE of Lanai.
Today Kahoolawe can be used only for native hawaiian cultural, spiritual and subsistence purposes. It has no permanent residents.In ...
12 Dec 15

Lanai island (Hawaii)

Lanai island, also known as "Pineapple island" because of its past as an island-wide pineapple plantation.
The island's only settlement of note is the small town of Lānaʻi City.
As of 2012, the island was 98% owned by Larry Ellison (Founder and Chairman of Oracle), with the ...
11 Dec 15

Molokai island (Hawaii)

Molokai, often called the "Friendly Island", is an island in the Hawaiian archipelago.
It is 38 by 10 miles (61 by 16 km) in size at its extreme length and width with a usable land area of 260 square miles (673.40 km2), making it the fifth-largest of the main Hawaiian ...
10 Dec 15
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