DOBOR aims to preserve Hawaii’s natural and cultural resources while ensuring public access to State waters and enhancing the ocean experience.
DOBOR ANNOUNCES FACILITY CLOSURES IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19.
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 3/30/20.
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?
- USCG SECTOR HONOLULU – Maritime Heavy Weather and Hurricane Plan
- DOBOR’S Hurricane Harbor Closure Procedure: http://files.hawaii.gov/dlnr/dobor/contacts/Plan-HURRICANE.pdf
- 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)