DOBOR aims to preserve Hawaii’s natural and cultural resources while ensuring public access to State waters and enhancing the ocean experience.
All DOBOR District and Harbor offices across the state are closed to public, in-person access. There is a ban on inter-island travel and there are consequences if you travel to a neighbor island using your vessel. Read the notice posted at DOBOR facilities and on this web site 3/18/20. UPDATED 4/14/20.
Heeia Kea SBH ramps and trailer parking are open for vessels engaged in fishing.
Ahu O Laka and offshore islets closed due to Covid-19.
Projected reopening date for DOBOR offices is tentatively set for 5/1/20.
All private showers for tenants at Ala Wai SBH are open.
DOBOR Maui restroom facilities are closed temporarily.
Inter-island travel ban is in effect.
DLNR/DOBOR issues Invitation For Bids for a vehicle towing contract for its facilities. Visit this IFB page for forms, qualifications questionnaire, specifications, exhibits of harbors, general conditions, and a Q&A about the IFB.
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).
THIS AREA IS RESTRICTED AT ALL TIMES.
For your own safety, do not approach or enter prohibited zones marked on nautical charts.
Re-register my Boat via eHawaii – vessel transfers and new registrations must be done in person.
Severe weather can hit Hawaii any time. Are you prepared?
DOBOR’S Hurricane Harbor Closure Procedure: http://files.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dobor/contacts/Plan-HURRICANE.pdf
USCG SECTOR HONOLULU – Maritime Heavy Weather and Hurricane Plan
MORE INFORMATION ABOUT HURRICANES CAN BE FOUND AT: http://seagrant.soest.hawaii.edu/sites/default/files/publications/web-final_hurricaneboatersmanual_7-01-13.pdf
NOTICES …. to Commercial Operators
Commercial Use Permit for State Ocean Waters (01/23/15)