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 Hawaii - General Info

Time Zone

UTC -10

Yachting Essentials

Electricity
Power is only available at a few places:Port Allen, Barbers Point Harbour (Ko Olina) and Keehi Marine Center (Honolulu).

Water
Toilets and showers(cold) are available in most harbours.

Haulout
It is not possible to haulout in Ala Wai. Keehi Marine Center (Honolulu) on Oahu and Ko Olina (Barbers Point Harbour) offer haul outs, Keehi is reported to be cheaper. There is also haulout at the yard at Gentry’s Kona Marina on the Big Island

Money

United States dollar (US$)

Communications

International dialing code for Hawaii is +808.

Diplomatic Missions

Foreign Embassies in Hawaii

British Embassy, Washington DC: +1 202 588 6500.
Canadian Embassy, Washington DC: +1 202 682 1740.
Australian Embassy, Washington DC: +1 202 797 3000.
South African Embassy, Washington DC: +1 202 232 4400.
Irish Embassy, Washington DC: +1 202 462 3939.
New Zealand Embassy, Washington DC: +1 202 328 4800.

Events

June-July Vic-Maui Race Race from Victoria to Maui held every two years. http://www.vicmaui.org/

Emergencies

Emergencies - Police, Fire, Ambulance - Dial 911.

Publications

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The Pacific Crossing Guide
By Kitty Van Hagen
3rd Edition October 2016
Available from Amazon
A complete reference for anyone contemplating sailing the Pacific in their own boat. From ideal timing, suitable boats, routes, methods of communication, health and provisioning to seasonal weather, departure and arrival ports, facilities, likely costs and dangers, the comprehensiveness of this new edition will both inspire dreamers and instill confidence in those about to depart.
See report The Pacific Crossing Guide 3rd Edition.
See latest updates
here.

Landfalls of Paradise: Cruising Guide to the Pacific Islands
By Earl R. Hinz and Jim Howard
Published by University of Hawaii Press (5th edition. 2006)
ISBN 9780824830373
Available from Amazon
The fifth edition of this sailing standard includes updated charts and text reflecting changes in regulations and facilities for most countries and specific ports of entry. New appendices include procedures for entry to Australia, which are more exacting than most Pacific landfalls, and an extensive list of information sources: cruising guidebooks, important general tourist guides, chart suppliers, and key web sites for the countries covered by "Landfalls of Paradise".

Charlie's Charts of the Hawaiian Islands
By Charles Wood updated by Margo Wood
Publisher: CC 4th Edition
ISBN 13: 9780968637074
A cruising guide with detailed sketch charts and information. Includes weather, piloting and routing considerations, customs, dangers, garbage disposal, and more.

Cruising Guide to the Hawaiian Islands
By Carolyn & Bob Mehaffy
Publisher: Paradise Cay Publications; 2nd edition (2006)
Available from Amazon
ISBN: 978-0939837731
Bob and Carolyn Mehaffy spent over a year on their Hardin 45 ketch, Carricklee, researching all of the anchorages and harbors on all the inhabited Hawaiian Islands, including Midway atoll. The result is the Cruising Guide to the Hawaiian Islands, Second Edition. This updated and revised edition is a comprehensive guide that has something to offer the first-time island-hopper and seasoned Hawaiian cruiser alike.

Hawaii Harbour contact Information
Covering all districts. Website also has online booking and payment.

Offical List of Day Moorings for the Hawaiian Islands
Day Moorings Locations. These moorings are limited to day use only and to only 2.5 hours if busy.

The Hawaii Compendium
SV Soggy Paws Hawaiian Guide A Compilation of Guidebook References and Cruising Reports put together by SV Soggy Paws. Last updated 2014, including updates from cruisers who have used it. Lots of good information if planning on cruising Hawaii and many other notes for other Pacific cruising areas on the site too.

Bill Leary’s Noodle's Notes
Free online cruising guide to the Hawaiian Islands (2017)
Includes URL links to the state regulations that affect many of the anchorages, as well as links to 360° videos of the majority of anchorages. Each of the descriptions of the 37 anchorages includes an aerial photo, with the important features identified, and local knowledge imparted.

Update History

February 2016: Formalities checked.
June 2015:Publications checked
February 2014: All formalities checked/updated.
January 2012: All formalities checked/updated.

Noonsite welcomes information and updates especially regarding clearance, customs and immigration procedures from cruisers visiting this country.
Please E-mail noonsite with any new information, updates or corrections. Even just a short email confirming that the current data is accurate would be most helpful.

fleuraustrale
fleuraustrale says:
Jun 13, 2018 03:09 AM

It is possible to clear in at Ko'Olina Marina (Barber's Point) on Oahu. Officers came from Honolulu to board us and clear us in within 2 hours of arrival on both of our visits (April & June 2018).
We were required to pay for a local contractor to dispose of all garbage deemed "foreign" by the Agriculture clearance agent when arriving from overseas - the cost of this was VERY expensive: $150 + $90/bag, max bag weight 20lbs. We were advised that the only trash that could be guaranteed not to be deemed "foreign" and require expensive sterilization/incineration was clean beverage containers suitable for recycling that no animal or vegetable products had ever touched - i.e. soda and beer cans, water bottles, etc.
Even clean washed empty cans, glass jars (pickles, jam, etc) and clean plastic wrappers were required to be incinerated.

sailingtaiyo
sailingtaiyo says:
Aug 13, 2017 09:02 PM

It is not possible to haulout in Ala Wai. Keehi Marine Center (Honolulu) on Oahu and Ko Olina (Barbers Point Harbour) offer haul outs, Keehi is cheaper.
If you need a slip, get one at the yacht Club, better facilities and security patrols constantly.

Sue Richards
Sue Richards says:
Oct 07, 2013 12:05 PM

Mike Fossl reports that it is no longer possible to clear in at Nawiliwili / Port Allen.

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