New to Hawai'i? Just visiting? Or have you lived here all your life but you can never find any critters on the reef? Come with us on a guided reef walk. We will find animals that you thought were never even there!
Explore Hawai'i's amazing tide pools and shallow reefs in a safe and family friendly way. Wading in up to knee deep water, our experienced naturalists and marine biologists will unlock the hidden secrets of our beautiful coastline and will show you critters you never thought existed.
Families enjoy spending time together learning about marine life. Box crabs can spit out water. SO cool! Porcupine fish have spines. Ouch!

Reef Walk dates:

Friday July 27, 2018 8:30 a.m. near Waianae BOOKED
Saturday August 11, 2018 8:30 a.m. near Ala Moana BOOKED

Notice:All public Reef Walk programs between today and November 2018 are booked. Our next upcoming public Reef Walk will be in December. Reservations start aboout 4 weeks prior. Limited availability exists for group reef walks. Please consider booking 6 to 10 months in advance.

Booking Notice: Phone reservations are accepted up to a week prior to the Reef Walk program date. Phone calls and voicemails received within one week of your program date are not processed.
Consider making an online reservation request in stead.

Program Fee:

General admission: $15.00 (adult) and $20.00 (child)*
Military and Kama'aina: $10.00 (adult) and $15.00 (child)* with valid I.D.
Reef walk rental shoes:
$5.00 per set.
* Children 4-12 years old.

Booking Information:

Registration is required.
Pre-payment with credit card over the phone is required for this program.
Amounts paid are refundable only with a 2 week notice
Amounts paid are non-refundable with notice of cancellation or group size received within 2 weeks before your program.
Online booking closes one day before the start of the program.

Ninety minute Reef Walks allow guests to wade safely in up to knee deep water.
Children must be 4 years or older to participate.
Children must be accompanied by a paying adult.

Exact location, driving directions plus handy reef walking tips will be sent to you after a reservation has been completed and about two days before your reef walk date.
Closed toe foot wear is required. Reef walk rental shoes are available when requested no later than 48 hours before program start time.

Pre-payment with credit card over the phone is required for this program. After making a reservation request, one of our staff will contact you to secure your booking.

Group Reef Walk Program

Group reef walks can be requested for groups 15-55 guests
(i.e. birthdays, schools, scouts).
Reduced groups rates apply.
Advanced reservations are strongly advised.
While last minute spots may be available, we recommend to book 2 to 6 months in advance.
Click here to place your group reef walk request.

Questions or request? Click here or read our Reef Walk FAQ.

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Students observe jelly fish - photo courtesy of
I think the reef walk was very educational. We saw an eel, several sea cucumbers, a needle fish, a puffer fish, and sea urchins.
-- Jasmin Chase, 9 years old

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Questions? Rental requests?
Please allow at least 24 hours for phone and web reservations to process. When making a reservation within two days of your program, closely keep an eye out for your reservation confirmation and map. This may take up to 24 hours to be sent. Pre-payment for this program is required. After submitting your request, our staff will contact you to secure your booking. This may take several days.
Amounts paid are non-refundable with notice of cancellation or groups size change received less than 14 days before your program date.

Friendly and knowledgable educators will make your experience unforgetable. Photo courtesy: Christine Cabalo.
At first it seemed unlikely we'd find anything, the water looked empty, but after just a few minutes we started spotting fish.
(Our guides) were great.
We enjoyed the reef walk tremendously!

-- Lasar McCabe, Our Savior Lutheran School