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.
Great news! Our nocturnal reef walk season has started. With calmer waters on the south shore and the sun setting earlier, fall time is the perfect time of year for night-time reef life exploration.
Do you know what kind of creatures can be found at night? How about colorful Banded Coral Shrimp? Or think about Moray Eels, Octopus, and the elusive Medusa Worm.
Reef Walk dates:
|Friday February 10, 2017
||near Ala Moana
|Saturday May 27, 2017
||near Ala Moana
Notice All Reef Walk programs until the end of May have been booked. Limited availability exists for day-time weekday group reef walks.
Wait list notice: when making a booking request for a wait listed program, you will be added to our wait list. You will receive a notice only when we have a open spot. Please consider signing up for one of our future program dates.
Guests on our wait list without confirmed reservation booking cannot be accepted into the reef walk program.
||$15.00 (adult) and $20.00 (child)*
|Military and Kama'aina:
||$9.50 (adult) and $12.50 (child)* with valid I.D.
|Reef walk rental shoes:
||$5.00 per set.
* Children 4-12 years old.
Registration is required.
Online booking closes two days before the start of the program.
Two hour 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.
Group Reef Walk Program
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
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