Announcements

South Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor improvement construction work will begin Monday, November 21, 2022.  This phase of improvements will include grading, paving, and installation of additional lighting.  Boat launch ramps will remain open during construction. The contractor will start grading work in the unpaved gravel area around the comfort station then proceed to the main ...
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Effective October 5, 2022, the U.S. Coast Guard has issued a new policy letter for requirements regarding e-foils and jetboards.   Notable information from the policy letter concerns equipment that persons are required to have when operating an e-foil/jetboard: Carry the Certificate of Number (aka vessel registration) for the e-foil/jetboard onboard when underway; Carry and/or wear ...
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DOBOR Maui District will be holding an impounded vessel auction.  This auction will be conducted via sealed bids only. Hand-delivered bids must be submitted by 4:00pm on August 16, 2022. Mailed bids must be postmarked no later than August 16, 2022. More information is available at the Impounded Vessel Auction page.

The Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is pleased to share its June 2022 Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor (AWSBH) Vision Report, prepared by the University of Hawaii Community Design Center (UHCDC).  The purpose of the Vision Report is to offer insight for future requests for proposals for AWSBH.  Drawing on the findings from community ...
Read More Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Vision Report (June 2022)

Due to the ongoing drought conditions throughout the State of Hawaii, DOBOR is implementing water restrictions at all boat launch ramps.  Effective July 8, 2022 and until further notice, use of washdowns will be limited only to trailered vessels, and 50% of washdown spigots will be shut down. In a typical year, DOBOR’s statewide water ...
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Project Name: Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor Water System Improvements, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Scope of Work: Installation of new HDPE water mains and service laterals including trenching and asphalt pavement repair.   Contractor: Pacific Isles Equipment Rental, Inc. Contract Cost: $1,474,778 Construction Start: March 7, 2022 Contract Completion: September 30, 2022 Closures:  Parking stalls in various ...
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Thank you for visiting this post.  It means you are interested in helping to keep our ocean waters clear of non-natural debris and hazards to navigation.  This procedure list is structured around one fundamental question…. can the object you have sighted offshore be towed to land by your vessel?  There are separate procedures for something ...
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HAZARD TO NAVIGATION IN OUR WATERS Attention boaters, a section of a dock approximately 8×8′ in size has been sighted in our waters.  It was last seen Sunday, 1/9/22, within three miles of land off the island of Oahu.  Coordinates: 21 28.276 N; 157 47.344 W.  It was described as being 1000 feet south of ...
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KAHANA BAY BOAT RAMP CLOSING FOR SITE IMPROVEMENTS  (Honolulu) – The Kahana Bay Boat Ramp will be closed starting January 3, 2022, for repairs and renovations. Site improvements will include asphalt and concrete pavement resurfacing of the parking lot, the installation of new bull rails, and rock revetment repairs. The entire boat ramp will be closed ...
Read More KAHANA BAY RAMP CLOSURE

EXCERPT FROM Federal Register / Vol. 86, No. 202 / Friday, October 22, 2021 / Rules and Regulations SUMMARY: The Coast Guard is amending fire extinguishing equipment regulations for recreational vessels that are propelled or controlled by propulsion machinery. This rule relieves owners of these recreational vessels from certain inspection, maintenance, and recordkeeping requirements that ...
Read More FEDERAL LAW ON FIRE EXTINGUISHERS FOR REC. BOATS AMENDED

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