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Access to Hawaii’s Beaches and TrailsOahu
The following beaches on Oahu offer all-terrain wheelchairs: Ala Moana Beach Park, Fort DeRussy Beach and Sans Souci Beach in Waikiki; Hanauma Bay Nature Preserve, Kailua Beach Park, Kualoa Regional Park and Pokai Beach Park. For further information and to confirm details before visiting, contact the City and County of Honolulu, Department of Parks and Recreation at (808) 768-3027.
All-terrain wheelchairs are available at select beaches on Kauai, including Lydgate Beach Park, Poipu Beach Park and Salt Pond Beach Park. For more information, contact the County of Kauai’s ADA Coordinator at (808) 241-6203.
Selected beach parks are accessible on Maui and the island of Hawaii. Contact representatives on each island for a comprehensive list:
County of Maui, Department of Parks and Recreation, Aquatics Program: (808) 270-6138
County of Hawaii, Department of Parks and Recreation: (808) 961-8311.
Airline TransportationMost airlines provide assistance to passengers with special needs through their skycap (porter) service and are able to transport personal wheelchairs, including folding, collapsible or non-folding manual wheelchairs, electric/battery-powered wheelchairs and electric-powered carts. Typically, 48 hours’ advance notice and one hour for check-in on your day of departure is needed for any electric/battery-powered chairs. Please advise your airline in advance to arrange for any special services.
The Air Carrier Access Act prohibits discrimination on the basis of disability in air travel. The Department of Transportation has a rule defining the rights of passengers and the obligations of airlines under this law. This rule applies to all flights of U.S. airlines, and to flights to or from the United States by foreign airlines.
Air Carrier Access Act
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