DOBOR aims to preserve Hawaii’s natural and cultural resources while ensuring public access to State waters and enhancing the ocean experience.


IMPORTANT NOTICE TO ALL BOATERS: As of March 1, 2020, all vessels 26′ and greater in length are required to have vessel insurance.  Click here to visit DOBOR’s web page on the insurance requirement for details.


TAKE THE SNORKEL SAFETY SURVEY.  Your input could save lives. A project of the Hawaiian Lifeguard Association and the State of Hawaii Department of Health.

IMPORTANT SAFETY NOTICE: There has been a recent increase in the number of vessels encroaching on a prohibited area seaward of Ewa Beach, Oahu 
identified in IAW 33 CFR 334.1370 and applicable nautical charts IVO Puuloa U/W range (adjacent to the rifle range). 


For your own safety, do not approach or enter prohibited zones marked on nautical charts.


DOBOR Strategic Plan 2019 – DOBOR’s five-year plan for revitalizing its harbor system


DOBOR Facilities by Island


Re-register my Boat via eHawaii – vessel transfers and new registrations must be done in person.


Kewalo Park Surfing Contest Schedule and permits issued for marine events


Severe weather can hit Hawaii any time.  Are you prepared?


NOTICES …. to Commercial Operators

Commercial Use Permit for State Ocean Waters (01/23/15)