Hawaii guide accessible travel


Hawaii accessibility information

The Disability and Communication Access Board at the Department of health (DCAB) developed the Hawaii Traveler Tips guides for visitors with disabilities.

The guides include information on the accessibility of Hawaii’s airports, accessible transportation, and other resources of importance to persons with disabilities.

Hawaii guide accessible travel

Accessibility on the islands

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USS Missouri – Visit the battleship located at Pearl Harbor

The Battleship Missouri Memorial welcomes its visitors with disabilities.

There is a wheelchair accessible ramp on the aft entry Brow to provide access to the battleship.

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USS Missouri in Pearl Harbor


A tour guide or Battleship Missouri Memorial staff member will be more than happy to assist visitors with accessibility. Handicap restrooms are available at the aft Brow and on the pier where you entered the property.

The Battleship Missouri Memorial has wheelchairs available for visitors to checkout at the main entrance.

Please speak with a tour guide or security guard for assistance.

There is an elevator on the ship, so accessibility beyond the Main Deck and the Surrender Deck is possible for wheelchairs and walkers. Ladders (stairs) are steep and handholds are more difficult.

An AcoustiGuide script is available at the ticket office on the pier at no additional charge.

The Missouri ticket office can arrange for a sign language translator through the Hawaii Office of Accessibility and Communication with advanced notice.

Trails, tours, beach access

There are accessible tours and trails on Hawaii Island (Big Island) 

The best way to navigate Hawaii Island’s Volcanoes National Park includes an initial stop at the Kilauea Visitor Center. There, wheelchairs are available for use, as well as information on the best accessible trails and viewpoints, like much of the Ha’akulamanu (Sulphur Banks) Trail and Kilauea Overlook.

American Sign Language interpretation can be arranged two weeks prior to visiting if you call (808) 985 6011. The island’s volcanic activity makes it the youngest and largest of the main islands.

Body Glove’s 2.5-hour whale watching tour departs from Kona December through April and offers chance opportunities to also spot spinner dolphins, manta rays, and sea turtles.

It also hosts a sunset cruise with live music and cocktails. A customized boarding ramp accommodates manual and electric scooters, while the lower deck of its catamarans are fully accessible. Accessible parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis. 

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