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  Walking Tours   

Geared toward individuals, families with children five years old and up, and community groups.


Walking tours feature a boat ride followed by a guided 2-hour walk around Moku o Loʻe.  Participants learn about the island's unique private history, stop at our invertebrate observation/touch table and shark enclosures, take in our highlighted coral reef research projects and see the island's facilities. Offered weekdays subject to availabilityMaximum of 36 participants.  Additional boat fees for transportation may apply. 

$80 for up to 10 participants, $8 for each additional participant 
 


Family Sunday
For smaller groups who cannot visit on a weekday, Family Sunday tours are offered on the third Sunday of each month from 10am-12pm or 12pm-2pm.  Participants are given the same program as our weekday walking tours, but will be with a mixed group of individuals and small families. Each tour is capped at 12 participants.  Reservations are required and are on a first-come, first served basis.

$10 for each adult, $5 for each child ages 5-12

 

Expedition to Moku o Lo`e
Visitors become visiting marine biologists during a 3-hour program consisting of a lab activity based on common research techniques used in Kane`ohe Bay followed by a short walking tour showcasing some of the highlighted education stations.  Offered weekdays subject to availability. Maximum of 36 participants.  Additional boat fees for transportation may apply. 

$125 for up to 10 participants, $12 for each additional participant

 


 

Overnights 
An unforgettable experience where participants become field scientists as they camp on island, create their own night plankton light traps using recycled materials, form hypotheses and deploy their traps to collect living plankton and discover the results.  The overnight program includes a tour of the facility with stops by the shark enclosures and invertebrate observation/touch table, a late snack, and a continental breakfast the following morning.  Boy Scout Troops have the option of earning an Oceanography Merit Badge.  Offered weekends from Friday/Saturday or Saturday/Sunday. Boat fees are included in the program fee. 

$40 for each participant, minimum of 20 participants and maximum of 36


 

Special Programs

  • Outreach inquiries, etc.
  • Email us at: himbcep@hawaii.edu 


Booking a reservation

Please download and fill out the following forms, and send via email or fax.
Email himbcep@hawaii.edu for available dates, and view our calendar for possible openings.
For Walking Tours, Family Sunday, or the Expedition to Moku o Lo`e program
Program Request Form  

For Overnight reservations 
Overnight Request Form    


All participants must have the following HIMB Waiver signed and brought with them on the day of their visit or they cannot participate.  
Children under 18 must have a legal parent/guardian sign for them. 

Email: himbcep@gmail.com
Fax: (808) 235-9300

Payment can be brought on the day of your visit or arranged in advance
 
If you do not receive a confirmation from us within a week of sending in your form, please contact: 
(808) 235-9302 or himbcep@hawaii.edu

Shuttle Boats

  • Necessary for transport to and from Moku o Lo'e 
  • No boat fees are charged for groups of 12 participants or less
  • Boat fees range between $25-$100 depending on group size and vessel use, please contact himbcep@hawaii.edu for more information

 

 

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