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Boating In Hawaii

By AA-Boats & Boating Staff Writers

Boating In HawaiiHawaii, with its stunning coastal landscapes and warm tropical waters, is a paradise for boating enthusiasts. While Hawaii does not have traditional boating lakes like some mainland states, it more than compensates with its vast ocean playground. Boating in Hawaii offers a unique experience, where adventurers can explore crystal-clear waters, visit secluded coves, and discover hidden gems among the islands.

Family boats are also a common sight in Hawaiian waters. These versatile vessels offer a balance of comfort, performance, and safety, making them ideal for families looking to enjoy water activities and island-hopping adventures together. Whether it's snorkeling, swimming, or just soaking in the sun, family boats provide the perfect platform for all ages to partake in the fun.

Boaters in Hawaii have a diverse range of boat types to choose from, each catering to specific interests and preferences. From sleek and speedy powerboats for adrenaline-seekers to aluminum boats designed for shallow-water exploration, there's a boat type to match every adventure.

For those who wish to experience boating without owning a boat, rental boats are readily available across the islands. Whether it's a small boat for fishing or a larger vessel for island hopping, rental services offer convenience and flexibility for visitors and locals alike to enjoy the wonders of boating in Hawaii.

Hawaii's boating scene is a vibrant and exhilarating experience, offering enthusiasts a chance to immerse themselves in the natural beauty and marine wonders of the islands. From popular pontoon boats to versatile family boats and various other boat types, boating in Hawaii promises unforgettable moments and unforgettable connections with the ocean and the Aloha spirit.

Plenty of fun places to go boating in Hawaii. Whether it's a family outing or just the guys going fishing or skiing, boating is fun for all. And there is boating in all corners of of the state.

Hawaii locator map - boating opportunities.
Hawaii Resources


Honolulu Marine Inc
123 Ahui St
Honolulu, HI 96813
808 526-9311

West Marine Inc
111 Sand Island Access Rd, Unit R15
Honolulu, HI 96819
808 847-7936

Navtech Marine Electronics
293 Kalihi St
Honolulu, HI 96819
808 848-7600

M I Marine
1617 Colburn St
Honolulu, HI 96817
808 847-4704

Lanakila Marine Service Inc
901 Kekaulike St
Honolulu, HI 96817
808 536-7868

Pacific Watersports Center
3075 North Nimitz
Honolulu, HI 96819
808 838-1222


Force Marine Inc
235 Silva St
Hilo, HI 96720
808 969-1010

Boat House Hawaii
258 Silva St
Hilo, HI 96720
808 935-1334


Boating in HI

Hawaii is a boating paradise, get out in the great outdoors and enjoy it every chance you get.

For further information about boating in Hawaii, contact the Hawaii Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation - Boating Licenses located at 1151 Punchbowl St, Honolulu, HI 96813. The phone number is 808 587-0400.

This website focuses on all aspects of boating including new and used boats for sale, boat rentals, financing, repairs, accessories, storage and more. For convenience, resources are listed first by area of the Hawaii, then by proximity to cities, waterways, parks, campgrounds and other relative attractions in HI. Cities listed in this section include Honolulu, Makakilo City, Pearl City, Princeville, Waianae, Island of Kauai, Island of Oahu, Kahului, Maalaea, Pukalani, Hilo, Honokaa, Kalaoa, Mountain View and Waikoloa Village.

Resources are also identified nearby campgrounds including Koke'e State Park, Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park, Wailua River State Park, Pala'au State Park, Polipoli Spring State Recreation Area, Wai'anapanapa State Park, Kalopa State Recreation Area, MacKenzie State Recreation Area and Manuka State Wayside.

Rivers & Lakes For Boating in HI

Hawaii lakes with boating opportunities are listed within quadrants of Hawaii include Alexander Reservoir, Kanaha Ponds, Lake Wilson, Lualaulei Reservoir, Papuaa Reservoir, Crater Reservoir, Kakahai I Fishpond, Kamahu'ehu'e Fishpond, Papaaea Reservoir, Wahikuli Reservoir, Hilo Bay, Kuhio Bay, Lokowaka Pond, Nauruan Reservoir No. 4 and Puukapu Reservoir. Many of these lakes offer multiple boat launching facilities at various locations around the lake.

Hawaii also affords some boating or canoeing on rivers like Olokele River, Wailau River, Hanawi Stream, Kahakuloa Stream, Honolii Stream and Wailuku River.

HI boating equipment and gear.

Throughout Hawaii you can find boat dealers, outdoor centers, sporting good stores, bait and tackle stores, RV centers and discount stores offering a wide variety of boating equipment, accessories and supplies.

Go boating in Hawaii

Gather up the family along with some snacks and refreshing beverages and go enjoy the thrill of fresh air in your face and the sun on your back. When boating you can see parts of Hawaii accessible only by water. Often you'll see birds and wildlife not normally seen in city areas. Plus, sunrises and sunsets always seem more majestic when you are in the great outdoors.

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