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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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Popular spot on the Honolulu waterfront.

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I'm not a Yachter

Since we were staying so close to this marina (we could see it from our hotel balcony) we wandered over to it once. Since I'm not a yachter I don't know if it's better than other... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2016
sasseelady
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2016

Since we were staying so close to this marina (we could see it from our hotel balcony) we wandered over to it once. Since I'm not a yachter I don't know if it's better than other ones, but there is a nice walking/bike path that goes by it and is seemed peaceful.

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Thank sasseelady
Tampa, Florida, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2016 via mobile

Gilligan's island photo op is there but more importantly the sheer number of boats moored here makes walking around the harbor so interesting. If you time it right on a Friday night you'll be in a prime spot for the fire works show. You might see some debris in the water and that's really too bad but visually the view... More 

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Phoenix, Arizona
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2016 via mobile

It's amazing to me that yachting is not a more central theme throughout the islands given the marvelous ocean setting. It seems to get short shrift, and the Ala Wai is a perfect example. I get that the debris floating in the basin isn't just from the boats, but what could be a showpiece is still left tawdry.

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Thank Mike K
Hassocks, United Kingdom
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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.

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Thank Edwin F
Mandurah, Australia
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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

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Launceston, Australia
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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 

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Thank Jacklynne M
Sydney, Australia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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.

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Thank SarzieMac
Canberra, Australia
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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.

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Thank Robyn P
Nuku Hiva, French Polynesia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 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 

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Thank PhilipBeardmore
Brisbane, Australia
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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 

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