Honokohau Harbor is located about four miles south of the Kona International Airport and is home to sailing, fishing and scuba diving tours. Charter trips are also available from Honokohau Harbor.
Connected to the sea by an artificial channel, Honokohau Harbor provides great views of the island’s western coast and beautiful sunsets. Small beaches are located on both sides of the harbor. From the north parking lot of the Honokohau Harbor a trail leads to Kaloko-Honokohau National Historic Park.
Around midday at Honokohau Harbor you may see fishermen weighing in their catches of marline and ahi (yellowfin tuna) among other catches. Just across the road is the renowned Sam Choy’s restaurant. Honokohau means “Bay drawing dew.”
Honokohau Harbor is about 2 miles (3.2 km) northwest of Kailua-Kona. Follow the Queen Kaahumanu Hwy. (Hwy. 19) north from Kona and turn left on the gravel road between Mile Markers 97 and 98, then follow the road to the harbor.
Facilities at Honokohau Harbor include docks and a boat launch as well as restrooms. The harbor also has a restaurant and fish market.