Rainbow Bay Marina
As a private organization recognized by the Commander, Naval Region Hawaii, PHYC is
authorized to conduct activities on government property and receive limited
support from the Navy and MWR. PHYC's mission is to support sailing activities for
the Navy and community in general, and most club events occur a Rainbow Bay Marina.
PHYC strives to be both good patrons and supporters of Rainbow Bay Marina and
maintain a close, friendly and mutually beneficial relationship with our fine
hosts at Rainbow Bay Marina.
Directions to Rainbow Bay Marina
Sailing at Rainbow Bay Marina
At Rainbow Marina, small boat sailing is permitted in the general area from the dock to Pearl City Peninsula, mauka of Ford Island Bridge. Sailing Chart
Frequently Asked Questions about Rainbow Bay Marina
Rainbow Bay Marina staff assist Catalina 18 rental.
Rainbow Bay Marina is operated by the Morale Welfare
and Recreation (MWR) department at Pearl Harbor Naval Station. It offers a variety of facilities for boat
owners as well as lessons and rentals.
For the most accurate and up to date information, contact the marina or check the MWR Great Life Hawaii WebSite
Some frequently asked questions:
- What type of facilities are available?
Rainbow Bay Marina has both wet and dry slips for sail and power boats. There are 136 wet slips and 65 dry slips. The maximum size boat that can accommodated is 47' length and 15' beam. Rainbow Bay Marina also offers fuel and water, but no repair facilities. Boat access to Rainbow Bay Marina must be coordinated through Pearl Harbor Naval Station. There are no gates or restriction on car or pedestrian access, though the docks for privately-owned boats in the wet-slips have locked gates where the dock meets the shore.
Phone (808) 473-0279
See Great Life Hawaii WebSite for changes or latest contact information.
- What types of boats can be rented?
A wide range of small sailboats are available for rental to qualified personnel.
Rental Form with full list of available boats
- Who can rent slips?
Slips may be rented by active-duty military, retired military or any other personnel currently affiliated with the Department of Defense.
To rent a slip, you must sign up in person at the Rainbow Bay Marina office. All slips are currently full and there is a waiting list for new slips. The priority for assigning new slips is:
- Active duty Navy personnel
- Active duty personnel of all other services
- Retired and reserve military personnel
- All other authorized patrons
The cost for a slip is $4.50 per foot per month. Waiting time currently ranges from 1-2 years, depending on your priority status and slip availability. Note that there are more smaller slips than larger slips, so the waiting time for a smaller boat is generally shorter.
- Can I live aboard my boat?
Yes, but it requires a lot of patience and advance planning. First, you'll have to get a slip at Rainbow Bay Marina (see above). After you've gotten a slip, you can go on the waiting list for a live-aboard billet. Currently only 10% of the slips are permitted to have live-aboards, which means only 13 boats can be live-aboards. There is currently a 2+ year wait for live-aboard billets, though this depends on your waiting list priority (same as above) and the turnover in live-aboard billets. Cost for a live-aboard slip is $9 per foot per month for your boat.
- Are there any sailing classes or lessons?
Yes. Rainbow Bay Marina offers classes to authorized personnel (i.e. active duty, reserve, retired military or otherwise currently affiliated with DoD). For more information, call the marina at (808) 473-0279 or check Great Life Hawaii WebSite.
For additional opportunities to increase your sailing experience and knowledge, see the PHYC Calendar