Announcements

The City & County of Honolulu is opening another wave of support through the Small Business Relief and Recovery Fund for certain businesses from December 1 through December 8, 2020. What businesses may apply? Businesses that have closed or must operate at significantly reduced capacity through Tier 4. These include: Bars and nightclubs. Gyms and ...
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DOBOR to auction an impounded vessel on Kauai.  BIDS CLOSE December 4, 2020. Due to safety concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, this public auction shall be conducted by sealed bids only. All interested bidders shall deliver their bid in-person or via mail to: DLNR/DOBOR Kauai District Office, 2494 Niumalu Road, Lihue, Hawaii 96766. All ...
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Keehi Small Boat Harbor office will be closed to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Thursday, October 1, 2020 until further notice.  Staff shortages have prompted the change.  The office will be in operation but closed to the public so DOBOR staff can keep up with necessary paperwork and administrative duties to maintain harbor ...
Read More KEEHI SBH OFFICE – NEW PUBLIC HOURS BEGINNING 10/1/20

As Hawai`i State rules stand, as of today, an efoil is 1) a vessel, and should be registered; 2) not a thrill craft; 3) subject to carriage requirements for a Class A vessel like a SUP (away from a surf break); 4) required to comply with ALL rules and regulations that apply to vessels, including ...
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This is to clarify questions regarding commercial boating as it pertains to the recent Oahu Mayor’s Emergency Order No. 2020-25, https://www.honolulu.gov/rep/site/may/may_docs/Emergency_Order_No._2020-25_-_signed_clean_typo_fix.pdf.  Only Essential Businesses as defined in Section F of the Order are permitted to operate.  Commercial marine operators that provide tours such as sunset cruises, snorkeling, surf schools, catamaran rides, scuba diving, etc. are ...
Read More Oahu Mayor’s Emergency Order No. 2020-25, Impact on Commercial Boating

Beginning Friday, August 28, the public restrooms on the grounds of Ala Wai Small Boat Harbor, Oahu, will close daily after 4:00pm, including weekends and holidays.  This change is being made in response to continued vandalism and illicit activity in the facilities. 

DAYS OF OPERATION ARE BEING MODIFIED.  The Hawaii District Office and the adjacent Honokohau Harbor Office will be closed to the public on Tuesdays and Thursdays beginning Monday, October 19, 2020. Both offices will be open regular hours from 8am to 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays only.  This is a change from the schedule ...
Read More Hawaii District and Honokohau SBH Days of Operation

VESSEL AUCTION

Posted on Jul 24, 2020 in Announcements, Main, slider

DOBOR to auction impounded vessels.  BIDS CLOSE November 19, 2020. Due to safety concerns arising from the COVID-19 pandemic, this public auction shall be conducted by sealed bids only. All interested bidders shall deliver their bid in-person or via mail to: DOBOR Oahu District, 4 Sand Island Access Road, Honolulu, Hawaii 96819. All in-person bids ...
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The DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation is inviting the public to sign up for email and text notices of division plans and actions that may impact the public.  Those who visit the signup page can enter their e-mail address and/or phone numbers (for phones capable of accepting text messages). Data charges will apply.  ...
Read More DOBOR INVITES THE PUBLIC TO SIGN UP FOR EMAIL AND TEXT NOTICES

  HARBOR USERS AND TENANTS To inhibit the spread of Covid-19, preventive measures have been put in place across the State.  For details, on how the boating community and DOBOR are affect by these preventive measures, please visit the DOBOR Covid-19 Response page.    Click on this text to sign-up for notices when DOBOR’s Covid-19 ...
Read More DOBOR DURING COVID-19 QUARANTINE

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