Ocean Recreation Activities

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 ...
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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. 

MONDAY – FRIDAY PUBLIC ACCESS RESTORED.  DOBOR’s Hawaii District Office and the adjacent Honokohau Harbor Office will again be open to the public Mondays through Fridays (except State holidays) from 8am to 4pm beginning Monday, March 1, 2021. Customers can still mail in any payments, gross receipt forms and permit renewal documents to the harbor ...
Read More Hawaii District and Honokohau SBH – Days of Operation Changing

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

HONOLULU -- An overturned boat that has been spotted from the air several times since three fishermen were reportedoverdue northwest of Oahu, on Monday July 4, has been found on a remote beach on Kauai’s north shore.

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release June 20, 2016 MAKING A “SPLASH “ AT PŪPŪKEA! DOCARE, DOBOR AND PŪPŪKEA-WAIMEA MAKAI WATCH TEAM UP (HONOLULU) – Two DLNR Divisions and the Mālama Pūpūkea -Waimea Makai Watch program teamed up over the weekend for the ...
Read More Making a “Splash” at Pūpūkea; DOCARE, DOBOR and Pūpūkea-Waimea Makai Watch Team Up

DEPARTMENT OF LAND AND NATURAL RESOURCES News Release DAVID Y. IGE GOVERNOR SUZANNE D. CASE CHAIRPERSON For Immediate News Release July 2, 2015 OCEAN USERS INVITED TO NOMINATE MEMBERS TO  ADVISORY COMMITTEE FOR MAUNALUA BAY BY JULY 8 HONOLULU — Ocean users, especially those who live near and recreate on Maunalua Bay, are invited to submit ...
Read More Ocean Users Invited To Nominate Members To Advisory Committee For Maunalua Bay By July 8

Kailua-Kona – Heavy usage of Hawaii Island’s Kahaluu Bay is prompting the DLNR Division of Boating and Ocean Recreation (DOBOR) to propose rule changes for specific ocean recreation activities in the bay.