Hawaii is one of the most popular places to vacation in the United States, but most tourists stay in the usual areas, like Downtown Honolulu, Hilo, and Kona. If you want to explore off the beaten path, one of the best options is island hopping on a private yacht. You’ll have all the important amenities, and there are wonderful marinas to stop at along the way. Here are some of the preferred yacht marinas in Hawaii.
Ala Wai Harbor
Latitude: 21.17’.17”N / Longitude: 157.50’.31”W
Ala Wai Harbor is one of the best marinas for mooring yachts, as the long waiting list for mooring space attests. The Waikiki Yacht Club and Hawaii Yacht Club have a few slips and dock spaces for regular members, as well as temporary mooring for non-members as available. They also host weekly and monthly races for experienced yacht captains and offer excellent sailing classes for those new to the sport.
Longitude: 19° 40′ 10″ N / Latitude: 156° 01′ 37″ W
Located between the Kona International Airport and Kailua-Kona, Honokohau Harbor is right on the edge of Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park. It’s also just down the street from Kohanaiki Golf and Ocean Club, where you can T-off on the beach, learn to surf, stand up paddleboard, and more. The marina itself features 262 moorings across two T-piers, repair facilities, and a fuel facility. Enjoy a few days at the docks while you gear up for the next leg of your trip.
Manele Small Boat Harbor Marina
Longitude: 20°44′27″N / Latitude: 156°53′17″W
If you have a smaller yacht to moor, make sure your island hopping adventures include a stop on Lanai. The island was formerly a pineapple plantation, and is definitely off the beaten path of most tourists. The island has two Four Seasons resorts and a small town. No stop lights, no shopping centers, and no traffic make it a true escape.
Nawiliwili Small Boat Harbor
Longitude: 21° 57′ 31″ N / Latitude: 159° 41′ 30″ W
Mooring options on Kauai are a bit limited, but the harbor at Nawiliwili is the largest and has the most features. It offers 82 berths, a landing pier, pump-out station, and vessel wash down. Located where Huleia Stream meets the harbor, this marina gives skippers access to the Pukea Golf Course, Huleia National Wildlife Refuge, and all the amenities of the Kauai Marriott Resort.
The Yachting Life
The best way to experience the islands of Hawaii year-round is to own real estate near your favorite marina. Nuuanu Penthouse One is perched in a boutique high rise, just outside Downtown Honolulu, near Ala Wai Harbor. Breathtaking 360-degree views of Downtown, the Marina, Punchbowl, and the Koolau Mountains make time spent on land just as enjoyable as time spent at sea. Plus, it’s the perfect luxury home between voyages, with a master suite and bathroom that provide the utmost in comfort and refinement. Host dinners with friends who have missed you on your journey, soak in a relaxing bath while watching the Hawaiian sunset, and enjoy natural trade wind breezes that remind you of being out on the open ocean.
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