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Shark Lagoon
Lilipuna Pier
View from the beach house
Sandy Beach
Tiger Cowrie from Education Tank


The Center for Community Education at HIMB offers a unique opportunity for the public to visit Moku o Loʻe.  All programs require that participants bring signed waivers and program fees.  To make a reservation, please email us at

​Due to safety considerations, children must be 5 years of age and up to participate. All participants need to be able to climb in and out of small boats, up and down several pier steps, navigate one to two small hills, walk on uneven paved and non-paved pathways, and complete the entire ~ 1 mile tour at the pace of the group they are with.  



We offer tours on weekday mornings for groups of 12 or fewer, for individuals, families with children (ages 5 and up), and community groups.

The public is invited to take a two-hour guided tour of Moku o Loʻe, home to the Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology from the University of Hawaiʻi at Mānoa.  


This features a boat ride followed by a guided two-hour walk around Moku o Loʻe.  Participants learn about the island's unique history, stop at an invertebrate observation/touch table and shark pen, take in our highlighted coral reef research projects, see the island's facilities and other research projects. 

Tour Cost

Starting at $75 for the first 1-3 participants plus $25 per additional participant. 

If Kamaʻaina, Military, and Senior (ID required), fee reduces to $15 per additional participant. 

Maximum group size is 12 participants per tour. 

A custom lab program for individuals or families interested in a deeper understanding of the oceans and the chance to be a marine biologist for a day. 


Participants become visiting marine biologists in this custom 3-hour lab program.
Hands on activities vary depending on conditions and availability but will typically include an invasive algae/invertebrate lab or a plankton lab followed by a walking tour.



Minimum of either 2 person or $225.00.

$125/adult,  $100/child.

Kamaʻaina: $115/adult ,$90/child.

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