Can we travel between Hawaiian Islands by boat?

Yes you can. There is a cruise ship—operated by Norwegian Cruise Lines (NCL)—that travels between the Hawaiian Islands. Passengers on this cruise have the opportunity to visit Pearl Harbor.

Bear in mind that cruise ships are notorious for overcharging for activities and putting passengers on large buses with 50 other people. Most of our Pearl Harbor tours are in small groups for a better experience.

You may have been wondering about chartering a boat to travel between islands. This is common in the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. It is not common in Hawaii as our seas are far more treacherous. There is a reason that we’re famous for surfing – we have big surf. We also have plenty of wind and strong currents. Sailing in Hawaii is great, but it is difficult and not as comfortable as other places in the world. For that reason there is not a thriving charter boat industry.

 


Category: Visiting Pearl Harbor

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