Sailing is a great way to see the Big Island of Hawaii. The island has many different sailing conditions, from the open ocean to sheltered bays. There are also many different types of boats to choose from, so you can find the prefect one for your needs. One of the best things about sailing on the Big Island is you are able to go at own pace. If you want to relax and take in the scenery, you can do that. If you want to explore and visit different parts of the island, you can do that too. It's all up to you. However, there are a few things to keep in mind when sailing on the Big Island. First, the trade winds blow from the northeast, so you'll need to sail in that direction. Second, the island is very mountainous, so there can be a lot of wind and waves. Make sure you're prepared for that before you set out. Finally, always be aware of the weather conditions and have a plan B in case things don't go as planned. With that said, let's take a look at some of the best places to go sailing on the Big Island.
One of the best places to go sailing on the Big Island is Kailua-Kona. This is a great place for beginners because there are many sheltered and protected bays. You can also find a lot of chartered boats here, so that you don't need your own. Kailua-Kona is also a great place to go snorkeling and diving. The water is very clear, and there are many different types of fish to see. Maui is a good choice if you want to sail in the open ocean. The trade winds blow strongly here, so you'll need to be an experienced sailor. Maui is also a good place for surfing and windsurfing. If you're looking for a challenge, Molokai is your place. The trade winds are even stronger here, and the island is known for its strong currents. This is definitely not a place for beginners. Come and see the luxury oceanfront homes from the water, it really is a different spectacle.
So, those are some of the best places to go sailing in Hawaii. No matter what your level of experience, there's a place for you. Just be sure to check the weather conditions before you set out, and always have a plan B in case things don't go as planned. Have you ever been sailing on the Big Island of Hawaii? If not, would you like to? Every evening you can look out from the shoreline at Hapuna Beach and see a sailboat making it's way across the coastline from the horizon. What a pretty sight to see. If that was not enough, spend the night having a wonderful dinner at the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel at one if it's high end luxury restaurants like Manta or Copper Bar. One additional great place to see some beautiful sailboats is in Hilo along Banyan Drive. A very quite and private peaceful location on the rainy side of the Big Island. This entire place is super special and enjoying a day out sailing on it's waters make it even better.
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