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.
Pokai Bay, Waianae, Oahu.
Pokai Bay, Waianae.
Waianae Harbor entrance seen from Pokai Bay, Waianae
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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 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 ...
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a fuel dock
easy access to swimming lagoons
The marina listens on VHF 71 and likes to clear traffic in and out as
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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
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Anchor in the North ...
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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, ...
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
Tel:+1 808 247-4121
Fax:+1 808 235-8180
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and Oahu, but the wind blew harder in
the anchorage than out at sea.
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