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With the Summer Semester drawing to a close and the Fall Semester beginning, we bid farewell to many of our student staff as they return to school or forward in their careers.  We will be taking time now through September to reorganize our program and to institute a new booking process. During this time we will do no additional bookings. In addition, the Family Sunday tours have sold out for the rest of 2017.  Our apologies, we look forward to resuming scheduling in October and expanding our offerings then.
Thanks for your interest in visiting and we hope to see you later this fall. 

  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



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: 

Booking a reservation

Please download and fill out the following forms, and send via email or fax.
Email for available dates.
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. 

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

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-$125 depending on group size and vessel use, please contact for more information



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