DOBOR aims to preserve Hawaii’s natural and cultural resources while ensuring public access to State waters and enhancing the ocean experience.
Visit DOBOR’s COVID-19 Question and Answer page for the latest updates on how boating in Hawaii is being affected.
DLNR/DOBOR issues Notice of Auction for a Land Lease at Heeia Kea SBH, Oahu. Visit this page for information on qualifying to bid.
DLNR/DOBOR issues Notice of Auction for a Land Lease at Mala Wharf, Maui. Visit this page for information on qualifying to bid.
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)