Ala Wai Harbor

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Ala Wai Harbor
Ala Wai Harbor map
Waikiki Yacht Club

Ala Wai Harbor[1] is the largest small boat and yacht harbor in Hawaii. The harbor is situated in Honolulu at the mouth of the Ala Wai Canal, between Waikiki and downtown Honolulu. To the east are Waikiki and Diamond Head; to the west, Magic Island and the Honolulu waterfront.

The harbor has 699 berths, 85 moorings, one boat ramp, and 22 dry storage spaces. It can accommodate vessels up to 85 feet (26 m) in length.[2]

The TransPac sailing race begins in Los Angeles to and ends at the harbor, an event that takes place every two years. It is one of the world's longest-running ocean races.

Many Waikiki hotels are in the area, but the Hawaii Prince Hotel and the Hilton Hawaiian Village are essentially adjacent to the property, and the Ilikai Hotel is built on harbor land, paying rent into the boating special fund.

The harbor is home to the Waikiki Yacht Club and the Hawaii Yacht Club, which host junior sailing clubs, weekly sailing races, and fishing tournaments. Boats from around the world find shelter in state harbor berths, yacht club berths, and fuel dock berths.

Origins[edit]

The harbor began with a gift from the Hobron family to create a public harbor for the people of Hawai'i.[citation needed]

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Coordinates: 21°17′03″N 157°50′29″W / 21.2841°N 157.8415°W / 21.2841; -157.8415