Welcome to Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation!

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

DOBOR Facilities by Island

Reports relating to proposed rule amendment – Fees and Charges

Notice of Public Hearing – Garden Island, Hawaii Tribune Herald, Honolulu Star Advertiser, Maui News, Midweek, West Hawaii Today – publication date 1/31/19. Hearings on proposed increases in fees and charges relative to use of State property and facilities at a DLNR/DOBOR small boat harbor. Click to download public hearing notice.

Thrill craft operator and Tow-In Surfing certification classes returning to Hilo in February, 2019

Letter to Honokohau Tenants

Limited Corrosion / Electrical / Shore Power Inspection Report, Honokohau SBH -May/June 2017
Letter to Honokohau Tenants

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

Maunalua Bay Recreation Advisory Committee (M-RAC)

Kewalo Park Surfing Contest Schedule and permits issued for marine events

Application for Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Request for Proposal Notification Mailing List

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


NOTICES …. to Commercial Operators

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