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Fascinating culture, magnificent volcanic landscapes and sprawling beaches feature richly on breathtaking Hawaii. The spectacular coastline stretches over 750 miles and consists of eight major islands. It is home to 132 islets, as well as reefs and shoals filled with diverse sea life offering yachting enthusiasts endless opportunities to explore.
Legendary beaches, legendary waves
The extraordinary beaches in Hawaii are captivating in many ways. As a prime surfing destination Hawaii has some of the most legendary waves and a vibrant beach life. Whether you choose to spend your days taking part in activities like learning to surf or snorkel, or prefer simply soaking up sunshine, Hawaii is an ideal destination for those who enjoy being near (or inside) the water.
Jet black to snow white
What makes the beaches of Hawaii no less than spectacular is that the colour of the beach sand is different from one beach to the next. Colours range from pitch black to stark white with shades of shimmering gold in between. But before you get to experience the Hawaiian beaches, you have to reach its shores, and that could be tricky.
Before you sail
Navigating a yacht to Hawaii is not for the faint-hearted. The channels between the islands are some of the worst in the world and the wind is funnelled, making the weather and the water severe. It is vital that sailors are vigilant and that they plan properly before setting off. Doing research and speaking to veteran sailors who know the area will not make your trip any less exciting, and it might save you some trouble and possibly damages. Although there is a lot to explore around Hawaii, it is certainly not an ideal destination for cruising. Rather anchor and use a tender to get around or rent a dinghy from one of the locals.
A lot to do and see
Once you are settled and start exploring Hawaii, enjoy the laid back locals and their friendliness and the spectacular scenery, which includes breathtaking waterfalls. A Hawaiian must do experience is taking part in a luau. This is a typically Hawaiian feast where visitors can learn to do the hula and sample some of the Hawaiian delicacies. Despite tough sailing conditions and less than ideal docking options, once you have sailed to Hawaii, it is almost guaranteed that you will return.