Kewalo Basin is a commercial mixed-use boat harbor located at Honolulu's South Side Waterfront in Oahu, Hawaii. It provides berthing for some of Honolulu's commercial fishing fleet, private yachts and charter vessels that serve the Hawaii tourist market.
On the ocean side of the harbor is a small beach park, adjacent to the larger Ala Moana Beach Park. This park features a pedestrian promenade and trellised picnic areas, making it a popular venue for sightseeing, picnics and swimming. Other facilities include restrooms, outdoor showers, drinking water, payphone.
Other popular activities in the area are sport fishing, scuba diving, jet-skiing, para-sailing and other water sports. Nearby are a fish market and a dolphin center.
Kewalo Basin has a rather gruesome history. Pre-European contact, the area was historically used for human sacrifice, a fact that is usually not included in tourist brochures. Today, the harbor is known for its spectacular views as well as the myriad of interesting establishments such as restaurants, specialty shops, and tour companies.
Kewalo Basin can be accessed from the corners of Ala Moana Boulevard and Ward Avenue.