Thank you for your interest in Hawaii Marine Animal Response (HMAR) and our Ride-Along Program. When you participate in our Ride-Along Program you will be helping Hawaii's protected marine species and our critically important ocean ecosystem.
The in-field response, rescue, education and stranding support work HMAR conducts is labor intensive and very costly. Our government funding only covers a portion of our expenses so we rely on the public to help us continue our important work. HMARʻs Ride-Along Program is designed for anyone who wants to experience the real-life world of marine animal conservation and response. The program is available on Fridays, Saturdays, Sundays, and Monday. The ride-along takes about 4 hours and begins at 8:00 am. Up to 3 people can ride along with a HMAR field staff member during our regular work shifts. Participants will learn about Hawaiian monk seals, sea turtles, seabirds, the threats they face, and how HMAR works to save them.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Due to COVID-19 restrictions, all Ride-Along Program participants must provide proof of a complete COVID-19 vaccination protocol before participation in our Ride-Along Program.