Each year, millions of people travel to Hawaii to experience its natural beauty and remarkable wildlife. While most people want to experience paradise with all five senses, we encourage hosts and guests to follow all local and federal guidelines when encountering marine life.
The State of Hawaii’s Department of Land and Natural Resources and the National Marine Fisheries Service recommend observing wildlife from a distance and under no circumstances touching, riding or feeding sea turtles. You can find a complete list of guidelines here. Any violation of these guidelines is punishable by state and federal laws.
Hawaii is a unique place and we should all do our part to preserve its unique ecosystems. By following the federal guidelines included above and the State’s recommended guidelines that you can access here, and reminding your guests to do the same, we can ensure that future generations have a chance to enjoy Hawaii’s native species and natural habitats.