Announcements

Interested applicants may visit the link below for more information: Account Clerk II – Hawaii (24-0048)

Starting Monday, February 5, repairs will begin on the damaged seawall at Mā’alaea Small Boat Harbor to shore up its protection against wave action. Facilities will remain open.  However, please be aware that some parking stalls along the south breakwater will be blocked temporarily as needed during the project. Expected completion: May 31, 2024.

DOBOR Kauai 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 January 17, 2024. Mailed bids must be postmarked no later than January 17, 2024. More information, including the auction packet, is available on the Impounded Vessel Auction page.

THIS STICKER COULD SAVE YOUR LIFE! This Scan If Found sticker helps the US Coast Guard and other emergency personnel conduct search and rescue efforts.  It can also help you recover lost gear if you affix it to your float, kayak, standup paddleboard, cooler, etc.  Get your free “Scan If Found” stickers   On Hawai`i ...
Read More “Scan If Found” Stickers for Ocean Recreation Equipment

Message for Hawaiʻi boaters from NOAA Fisheries, Pacific Islands Regional Office: Subject: Humpback Whale Approach Regulations in Hawaiʻi NOAA Fisheries is finalizing the interim final rule, “Approach Regulations for Humpback Whales in Waters Surrounding the Islands of Hawaiʻi under the Marine Mammal Protection Act” through the publication of a final rule. The regulations remain the same ...
Read More HUMPBACK WHALE APPROACH REGULATIONS EFFECTIVE JANUARY 22, 2024

Interested persons may submit an application here: Boating Safety Education Specialist (23-0646)

**Please note that the start time has been corrected as indicated below** A public meeting will be held to gather comments regarding the Draft Environmental Assessment (EA) for the North Kawaihae Small Boat Harbor Breakwater Improvements Project.  The meeting will be held in-person in Waimea on November 13, 2023 at 5:00PM 4:00PM at the following location: ...
Read More Public Meeting for Draft EA Regarding North Kawaihae Breakwater Improvements – November 13 (Corrected Time)

DOBOR will conduct a lottery on November 17, 2023 to determine four applicants eligible to receive a Kahalu‘u Bay ocean waters commercial use permit for surf school operations.  Applicants must pre-qualify to participate in the lottery.  After the maximum number of permits is reached, the lottery will continue and remaining participants will be placed on ...
Read More Kahaluʻu Bay Ocean Waters Commercial Use Permit Lottery – November 17

The Department of Land and Natural Resources invites the public to an informational meeting for recovery and operational updates regarding Lāhainā Harbor and Mala Wharf, including updates from the following divisions: Division of Aquatic Resources Division of Boating & Ocean Recreation Division of Conservation & Resources Enforcement The meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, November 1, ...
Read More Lahaina and Mala Informational Meeting Scheduled for November 1

Ala Wai Harbor office phone service has been restored. Thank you for your patience.

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