Marina Boat Licensing Procedures

Marina/ Outdoor Recreation Center Contact Information

Marina & Outdoor Recreation & Equipment Center
Kaneohe Bay, Building #6800
Phone: 808-254-7666 ext. 1
(If unanswered, please leave a message and we will return your call.)


Hours of Operation:
Daily: 0800-1700
Closed on Thanksgiving, Christmas & New Year's Day

All reservations, cancellations and rescheduling must be made over the phone or in person.

Open to Active-duty, Retirees, Dependents, & DoD Civilians.
Outdoor Recreation Equipment: Watersport rentals available (kayaks and SUPs). Unit PT program available.

Passenger capacity for boats:
Up to 10-persons non-household for Pontoons, up to 6-persons non-household for Boston Whalers.
Sandbar is open: all boats must maintain 20 ft. from other boats while anchored on sandbar.

Marina License Requirements

The boat licensing class online (Part 1) and in-person (Part 2) have resumed.

Pontoon, Boston Whaler, and Ski Boat License Procedures
You must hold a license with the Kaneohe MCB Marina to rent and operate any of our boats. To obtain a license for renting the pontoon, boston whaler or ski boat, you must complete the online class(es) by clicking the button on the bottom.

Sailboat License Procedures
You can obtain a sailboat license by taking our sailing test and prove proficiency in rigging our non-keel boats. By passing the test, and proving proficiency you will be issued a license. Follow the link below to be taken to the sailing page for information on boats, procedures and fees.


Online Boat Classes Available
You can now take classes online for licensing. Authorized patrons need to:
1) Watch the videos
2) Take the test
3) Fill out the registration form
4) Schedule your bay check (ride around the bay)

NOTE: The entire process takes about 30 minutes to complete. Please be sure you have set aside enough time to complete this before you start.

Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to obtain a license and make a reservation.

Before watching the videos, please read the following rules. You will need to know the information in these rules before you take the test. You need to check the box on the registration form that you have read and acknowledge these rules before registering and will have another opportunity to view the rules if needed. After reading the rules, click the link below to watch the video and take the test. Choose the rules for the type of boat you will be renting:

Pontoon & Boston Whaler Boat Rules | Ski Boat Rules

Sailing at K-Bay Marina
Follow this link to go to the SAILING PAGE to get more information for the sailing licensing.

Boat Licensing Bay Check Days

After completing your test, you will need to schedule a bay check (ride around the bay). The bay check is for the licensee only, passengers are not allowed. Below is a listing of bay check days. If you are taking the sailing exam, you will be given more information upon completing the test. Click here for the Buoy Map of Kaneohe Bay.

Pontoon and Boston Whaler
Tuesdays & Thursdays: 1530; Saturdays: 0930; Sundays: 0930
New boat licensing class dates will be updated on the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of the month.

Ski Boat
Saturdays: 0830

Licenses are good for one year and are $25. This must be paid prior to your bay check. Patrons must check in 30 minutes prior to the bay check ride to allow time for payment. You will need to schedule your bay check online after your test.

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