Location

HIMB is located on Moku o Loʻe (Coconut Island) in Kāneʻohe Bay on the windward side of Oʻahu. Kāneʻohe Bay is located on the northeastern coast of the island of Oʻahu and is the largest sheltered body of water in the Hawaiian archipelago. Moku o Loʻe is a 29-acre island located in southern Kāneʻohe Bay, about 0.2 miles from the nearest point of land on Oʻahu.

Map of Kāneʻohe

Location of Kāneʻohe Bay on Oʻahu.

 

Mailing Address

Hawaiʻi Institute of Marine Biology
46-007 Lilipuna Rd
Kaneohe, HI 96744

 

Tour Inquiries

Phone: (808)235-9302
Email: himbcep@hawaii.edu

 

General Inquiries

Phone: (808) 236-7401
Fax: (808) 236-7443
Email: himb@hawaii.edu

 

Parking

Space on Lilipuna Pier is extremely limited. Please utilize our Overflow Parking area located at Windward Mall. For official university business, visitor parking at Lilipuna Pier can be reserved in advance through the Director’s office. Carpooling is strongly encouraged.

Overflow Parking Lot

Please park at Windward Mall in the parking spots that parallel Alaloa Street (see map). The free shuttle van will drop you off at Lilapuna Pier (5 minute ride). You can take the shuttle boat across to the island (1 minute ride).

Directions

From Honolulu:
  • Drive H1 West-bound
  • Take (63) Likelike Highway
  • Then (83) Kahekili Highway exit
  • Turn right on Haʻikū Road
  • Windward Mall is located at Haʻikū Road and Kamehameha Highway
From the West side of Oʻahu
  • Drive H3 East-bound toward Kāneʻohe
  • Take Kāneʻohe exit (#9) onto (63) Likelike Highway
  • Then (83) Kahekili Highway exit
  • Turn right on Haʻikū Road
  • Windward Mall is located at Haʻikū Road and Kamehameha Highway

Shuttle Van Schedule

The van operates Monday through Friday (except holidays) between the Overflow Parking Lot and Lilipuna Pier. The overflow lot pick up zone is located next to parking structure staircase/car detailing business. Look for the vehicle with a green University of Hawaiʻi door decal.

Monday-Friday

  • 7:30-9:30 am – Continuous Service
  • 9:30 am – 3:00 pm – On-Call: (808) 218-2014 (15 minutes advance notice)
  • 3:00-5:15 pm Continuous Service

Last shuttle at 5:15 pm

Special Instructions for Large Groups (+6)
Please drop off passengers at Lilipuna Pier, then park in Overflow Parking

 

 



SHUTTLE BOAT SCHEDULE

Once you get to the island, consult the Coconut Island Map to get around.