Pier 38 is centrally located between the Honolulu International Airport and the resort area. It is also five miles from downtown Waikiki. Hundreds of hotel and condo option are available in the Waikiki Beach area. The Ilikai Tower, which is today part of Castle Resorts and Hotels is nearly four miles away and on the western border of Waikiki. The extravagant Aston at the Executive Centre Hotel in downtown Honolulu is the nearest property, about a mile away.
The more reasonable Castle Pacific Marina Inn is approximately two miles west around the airport. Getting around and parking Honolulu and Waikiki are somewhat trying. The transit system at Oahu’s is The Bus the easiest option, with help from Waikiki and the airport to Pier 38 and relatively everywhere in Oahu.
- Bring an umbrella, there’s a lot of sun.
- Bring lots of water, you don’t want to get dehydrated.
- Arrive as early as you can.
The Hawaii Fishing & Seafood Festival start on the first Sunday of October, but the festivities start before that. It attracts over 20,000 tourists and locals of all ages each year. The festivals welcome everyone to taste the delicious seafood by world class chefs and enjoy the beach and community. The guests also have access to more than 100 vendors; they can watch live, great fishing demos, join great fish auctions, and learn new fishing techniques. The festival is great for families who want to have a vacation to remember for generations to come.