Sailing Guide

Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu

Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu

Characteristics

Description


North part of Pokai Bay beach
Central part of Pokai Bay beach
The Waianae Harbor entrance as seen from inside the Pokai Bay breakwater.
Pokai Bay is a small anchorage in an old harbor on the west side of Oahu. Room for about 4 or 5 boats to anchor. Very protected except in a heavy west swell. It is the only protected anchorage on the west side of Oahu. It lies just south of Waianae Harbor and a few miles north of Ko 'Olina Resort and Marina. Sandy bottom in about 10 to 15 feet. Be sure to anchor west of the designated swimming area.
Be wary of leaving your boat unlocked if you go ashore. Leaving a dinghy ashore and wandering off is probably not a good idea. Best plan to explore the shore is put your clothes/gear in a waterproof bag and swim the short distance to the beach. There are fresh water showers close at hand.
5/12/2008
Update
Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu
Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu.
31/12/2007
Update
Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu
Pokai Bay, Waianae.
31/12/2007
Update
Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu
Waianae Harbor entrance seen from Pokai Bay, Waianae
31/12/2007
Update
Share your comments about "Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu"

Localisation

To precisely geolocate this site. Update if necessary.
Sites around Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu
Flying distances - Direct line

Makaha bay (Oahu Hawaii)

2.6nm
317°
This is a huge anchorage directly in front of a wide valley. The valley was use for bombing practice during WWII. You can still see the observation towers used by the military.
Now, however, a fight has erupted between the government and the Hawaiians over the protection of the ...
10 Dec 15

Kahe Point (Oahu Hawaii)

6.2nm
148°
The prominent smoke stcks of the Hawiian Electric power plant are an obvious landmark. The Mehaffy guide claims that the trade winds are "reduced to a whisper".We anchored in about 9 meters of water so clear that ripples on the sand were easily discernable.
While there's not ...
7 Dec 15

Ko Olina Ocean Marina (Oahu Hawaii)

7.9nm
150°
This is the only "real" marina in Hawaii. It has: floating docks a fuel dock laundry showers gas barbecues easy access to swimming lagoons The marina listens on VHF 71 and likes to clear traffic in and out as there is very little manoeuvering room in the chanel. Commercial traffic ...
7 Dec 15

Waimea bay (Oahu Hawaii)

13nm
30°
Waimea bay is located in Haleiwa, on the N shore of Oahu, at the mouth of the Waimea river. Waimea valley extends behind Waiema bay.Waiema means "red water" in Hawaiian.Captain Charles Clerke aboard HMS Resolution stopped at Waimea Bay on February 28, 1779. Clerke had shortly before ...
10 Dec 15

Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor (Oahu Hawaii)

21nm
89°
Located on the southwestern shore of Kane'ohe Bay.
Adress  46-499 Kamehameha Hwy., Kaneohe, Hawaii 96744Water, toilets, showers, fuel and pump-out facility.
Call the harbour master for berth allocation.Tel: (808) 233-3603
Fax: (808) 233-3602
Mail: heeia.kea.harbor@hawaii.gov
21 ...
9 Dec 15

Kanehoe Bay (Oahu Hawaii)

19nm
79°
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 ...
9 Dec 15

Keehi marine center (Oahu Hawaii)

18nm
114°
Keehi lagoon is a great place for canoeing and boating since the waters are usually calm in the protected lagoon.Many canoe clubs do their practice session here and outrigger canoe regattas take place from time to time. However, the man-made beach is not suitable for swimming, ...
7 Dec 15

Kaneohe Yacht Club (Oahu Hawaii)

23nm
93°
The best place to leave the dinghy is at the canoe club at He'eia Kea.
All facilities, restaurant, cafe, swimming pool.
Adress:44-503 Kaneohe Bay Dr. , Kaneohe, HI 96744 , Hawaii Tel:+1 808 247-4121
Fax:+1 808 235-8180

9 Dec 15

Honolulu Harbor (Oahu Hawaii)

19nm
114°
Honolulu harbor, also called Kulolia and Ke Awa O Kou, is the principal seaport of Honolulu and the state of Hawaii in the United States.Honolulu is a port of entry.
Ph: 808-587-2050
10 Dec 15

Ala Wai Harbor (Oahu Hawaii)

21nm
116°
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 ...
7 Dec 15

Lono Harbor (Moloka'i Hawaii)

56nm
112°
A small harbor on the south coast of Moloka'i. Approx 13 mi west of Kaunakakai and 3.5 mi east of Laau Point. Lono Harbor was once used for commercial barge traffic, but is no longer in commercial service. It provides well a protected anchorage for a few boats. Anchor to the east ...
10 Dec 15

Kalaupapa bay (Molokai Hawai)

68nm
102°
This anchorage is supposed to be vile and generally lived up to its reputation. It does, however, make a nice stop between Honolua Bay and Oahu, but the wind blew harder in the anchorage than out at sea.
10 Dec 15
Local Area

Oahu island (Hawaii)

Oahu, known as "The Gathering Place", is the third largest of the hawaiian islands, however, it is home to about two-third of the population of the US state of Hawaii, and is the home of Honolulu international airport.The state capital, Honolulu, is on Oahu's southeast coast. Including ...
6 Dec 15

Hawaii

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
During your navigation, remember to update the data. If a harbor, marina or anchorage is missing, create it. Thank you for all boaters.