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Reviewed 2 October 2018

On our first full day in Waikiki, we took a lovely walk along the Ala Wai Canal, down through the park, far into a residential neighborhood along the back-side of Diamond Head, and back along the ocean. We'd never walked along the canal before, and...More

Date of experience: September 2018
2  Thank ChristineToo
Reviewed 1 July 2018

It may not be the cleanest of canals but it certainly has a lot of wildlife around it and they are just homeless people. Plenty of fish and birdlife live in nd near the canal that was built to drain the swamp area Waikiki once...More

Date of experience: June 2018
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Reviewed 2 May 2018

This canal was close to where they assigned our parking spaces for the rental car. The canal was pretty, well maintained and had a lot of people running, walking in the mornings and late in the evenings, we felt it was a safe place to...More

Date of experience: April 2018
1  Thank bryanmantezoni
Reviewed 18 March 2018 via mobile

At the north boundary of waikiki is a canal or more accurately a drainage ditch that empties into the harbor at its western end. This canal was built nearly 100 years ago to drain the swampy land and marsh that is now Waikiki. This part...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank Ciahasher
Reviewed 5 March 2018 via mobile

This just the canal that demarcates Waikiki from the rest of Honolulu. Tour guides will tell you it was built so Waikiki beach would flood from the rains coming off the mountains. You can skull in it or take a walk. It’s not so much...More

Date of experience: March 2018
Thank tshep42
Reviewed 9 January 2018

Our private tour guide brought us to this area and told us some detailed info about the Ala Wai Canal. The Ala Wai Canal is an artificial waterway in Honolulu which serves as the northern boundary of the tourist district of Waikiki. There is a...More

Date of experience: December 2017
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Reviewed 6 November 2017 via mobile

Nice walk along the Canal, used to provide drainage to the local area and as part of the flood defence system, adding to the local amenity, and of course creating the area of Waikiki.

Date of experience: November 2017
Thank Escape-overseas
Reviewed 29 June 2017 via mobile

This is a man made canal from the bay that runs along the back of the village. The rowing club use this and you may catch sight of 4 or 8 man rowing boats speeding up and down the canal.

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank rayrest
Reviewed 24 June 2017

The canal takes the waters from the mountains down to the ocean and can turn a brownish color in heavy rains. It is not suitable for swimming but outrigger canoes practise here morning and evening. When staying in a condo on Ala Wai blvd. it...More

Date of experience: June 2017
Thank 256,190
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Walking along the canal provides you with a different route through Waikiki. It is along a busy road still but the view over to the golf course and up to the mountains just gives you a different perspective. Not as busy as the beach walk...More

Date of experience: May 2017
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