offers the yachting enthusiast all the sophistication of a modern city in one of the world’s most beautiful natural surroundings. The capital city of Honolulu lies on the southeastern coast of the island of Oahu, and is considered the crossroads of the Pacific. This is where the majestic Wai’anae Mountains and Ko’olau Mountains rise above more than fifty beaches known for their snorkeling, surfing, swimming, sunbathing and scuba diving. Honolulu Harbor, located on Mamala Bay, is Hawaii’s major port facility, and has been a hub of commercial activity in the Pacific since the first days of Honolulu’s European colonization. Its’ landmark Aloha Tower was completed in 1926, and Pier 11 was reconstructed the following year. The Aloha Tower Marketplace opened in 1994, making Honolulu the only harbor in the nation to combine a visitor attraction, shops, restaurants, condominiums and a working commercial harbor all in one single location. The harbor has close proximity to downtown Honolulu, provides moors for private watercraft and is home to the Hawaii and Waikiki Yacht Clubs. The Hawaii Yacht Club has a major role in Hawaii’s maritime activity, and has a very competitive sailing program, as well as an active sport-fishing group. Honolulu’s “Regular Boat Days,” is a festive tradition of the old days when celebrations were held upon a ship’s arrival and departure, and places to visit on the island include the Waikiki Aquarium, Sea Life Park, Diamond Head State Monument and Hawaiian Waters, a 25-acre water park.