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!

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.
July 2 and July 3 are the last day-time reef walks of this year.

Reef Walk dates:

Saturday May 7, 2016 9:00 a.m. near Ala Moana
Sunday May 8, 2016 9:00 a.m. near Ala Moana Mother's Day
Saturday June 4, 2016 9:00 a.m. near Ala Moana
Sunday June 5, 2016 9:00 a.m. near Ala Moana
Saturday July 2, 2016 9:00 a.m. near Waianae
Sunday July 3, 2016 9:00 a.m. near Ala Moana

Program Fee:

General admission: $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.

Booking Information:

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

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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Please allow at least 48 hours for phone and web reservations to process. Online reservations received within two days of your program date will not be processed.

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