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Walking Tour of Coconut Island (Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology)

Monday, Jun 10, 2019
From 9am to 12:30pm

He'eia Kea Samll Boat Harbor
46-499 Kamehameha Hwy
Kaneohe , HI 96744

Contact: Jackie Boland

Event is closed or full.


 Our apologies - this event and our July 16th overflow event are both full. No additional tours are planned at this time.


AARP  WalkingTour of Coconut Island (Moku o Lo'e)

Cost:  $10 - Includes boat ride and walking tour


About The Tour:

 The Hawaii Institute of Marine Biology is a world-renowned marine research institute of the University of Hawai'i at Manoa.  The facility is situated on Moku o Lo'e island (Coconut Island) in Kane'ohe Bay.

The AARP Hawaii tour leaves from He'eia Kea Small Boat Harbor* and includes a boat ride to beautiful Moku o Lo'e island (Coconut Island).  On island we'll participate in a guided discovery of the island's natural and human history. We will stop at the shark ponds, touch pool, and other areas to learn about the facility's cutting edge research. 

Notice to registrants:  Participants in this tour must be able to walk 1.5 miles over the course of 2.5 hours on an unpaved path without assistance and get on and off the boat.  This activity is not accessible for people using assistive devices such as wheel chairs and walkers.  Please do not register unless you feel comfortable meeting this physical requirement.  Additionally, the tour guides are speaking while walking and there is no amplified sound so this may not be the right opportunity for those with hearing impairements.

Signed liability waivers and photo releases are required for participation. You may sign them on site or download them ahead of time: 2019 HIMB WaiverMediaRelease ;  AARP General Liability Waiver Coconut Island.


What to Wear and Bring:

1. Wear a hat, sunscreen, and sneakers or athletic sandals. No rubber slippers please.

2. Bring a hat, sunglasses, and rain jacket (or umbrella) 

3. Pack a bottle of water for the walk and a snack to enjoy at the pavilion.  We will provide an additional bottle of water and a simple snack for our time together.


8:30 AM   Check in and waivers

9:00 AM   Board boat

9:15 AM   Boat departs promptly for Coconut Island

10:00 AM  Walking Tour

12:00 PM  Boat departs for He'eia Small Boat Harbor.

12:30 PM  Disembark at He'eia Small Boat Harbor.

*  Parking at Heeia Kea Small Boat Harbor is limited so car pooling is encouraged.  Those car pooling may meet up and park their cars in the back of the Windward Mall parking lot near Sears.  For those parking at He'eia Kea - you may have the best luck with parking if you park in the stalls on the far right side of the boat harbor.  If all the spaces are full you may need to park out on Kamehameha Hwy.

Refunds:  Refunds are available if you cancel by June 5th.

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