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Ala Wai Yacht Harbor

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Address: Honolulu Waterfront, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96813
Phone Number: +1 808 943 0559
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Not a tourist attraction

We walked around the Ala Wai yacht harbor on our way to see the Friday night fireworks by the lagoon. Pretty average marina and a bit dirty.

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
Edwin F
Hassocks, United Kingdom

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Hassocks, United Kingdom
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685 reviews
293 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 329 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

We walked around the Ala Wai yacht harbor on our way to see the Friday night fireworks by the lagoon. Pretty average marina and a bit dirty.

Thank Edwin F
Mandurah, Australia
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98 reviews
75 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2015

A big and quite nice to look at yacht harbour.... But then everything on the water is good t look at in Hawaii. Lots of luxury boats and yachts. Pretty as a back drop to the views

Thank MPWEST10
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20 reviews
4 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015

Parts of the Marina are disgusting, filthy, smelly and not what you would expect to find. Surely with the fees the yacht owners are charged to have their boats here, could be put to good use to fix the problem that happens with the tides in the marina. Not a tourist place. See photos and you will see what I... More 

Thank Jacklynne M
Sydney, Australia
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181 reviews
102 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

I'm not much of a boating fan but when a trolley driver told us that the opening scene's from the Gilligan's Island theme song were filmed here I had to go and get a photo! The photo turned out great with the beautiful backdrop. But that's pretty much all I did there so I cannot comment on anything else.

Thank SarzieMac
Canberra, Australia
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35 reviews
7 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

We loved walking along looking at all the boats moored here. The people were very friendly and happy to chat about their adventures at sea! We were even invited into the Yacht Club for a drink by a member.

Thank Robyn P
Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
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3 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 26, 2015

The public toilets are nothing to do with the marina; They have locked private ones in the marina itself. The rubbish is from the river, thrown in uptown and washed into the marina when it rains, not from boaters! True, the months I spent there, at the spot where the rubbish is thickest, there were times when the debris was... More 

Thank PhilipBeardmore
Brisbane, Australia
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464 reviews
146 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 151 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

A lovely marina or yacht harbour - looks dazzling from our 7th floor apartment and with sunsets and colour reflections that photographers dream about. BUT get down to Marina level and what do you see? Take a look at the photos I posted with this review. Surely the Yacht Harbor includes cleaning around the boats in the mooring fee? If... More 

1 Thank Pauline K
Tucson, AZ
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473 reviews
156 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 210 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2014

I often stay near the ala wai harbor area and overlook the marina. I enjoy seeing boats though seldom see one going out. The most fun time to see the boats is during the holidays when several have lights on the masts. It's not what I'd call a "yacht" harbor and if you are expecting to see expensive yachts, this... More 

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Hong Kong Region, China
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66 reviews
21 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014

I generally like yo go to marinas and dream of big boats and I would have expected waikiki marina to be fantastic but this was small and dirty and I was surprised that the boats were pretty average too - I took a couple photos and posted them

Thank robbo978
Kihei, Hawaii
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9 reviews
3 attraction reviews
common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

The harbor is naturally beautiful, of course. How could it not be. You have this wonderful piece of Pacific Ocean, with the deep blue colors. The recreational boats give the harbor a very picturesque feel. I took amazing photos, playing with the reflections on the water, especially at sunset. But the water closest to the sidewalk is SO VERY dirty.... More 

1 Thank Ana D

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