For more information about these and other recreational opportunities at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam, visit https://jbphh.greatlifehawaii.com.
Arts and Crafts Center
The JBPHH MWR Arts and Crafts Center provides off-duty leisure time activities for active- duty military personnel, dependents, DOD personnel, retirees, their dependents and guests.
The center offers professional framing, engraving, ceramics, pottery and woodworking services. Additionally, it conducts a variety of art and craft instructional classes to both adults and youth, operates a resale art and craft supply store and a vehicle resale lot, promotes and displays base-level art and photography exhibits for JBPHH and hosts Open House events in March and December plus Craft Fair events in May and November.
Auto Skills Center
Auto Skills offers free “How To” classes, safety inspections, full services, tire services, wheel balance and has a self-service area with multiple bays and lifts. Call 808-449-2554 for more information about Hickam Auto Skills or 808-471-9072 Moanalua Auto Skills.
Car Washes: There are three self-wash bays, two drive-thru car washes and two coin-operated vacuums at the Hickam Car Wash and five self-serve wash bays at the Moanalua Car Wash.
Escape the crowds at Waikiki and relax on a beach located on base. Hickam Beach is the perfect spot for learning how to surf, party gatherings, beach volleyball or simply sunbathing under the tropical sun. Party pavilions are available for rent, and additional amenities include restrooms and showers. Lifeguards are stationed on the beach during the weekends, and a surf shack offers rentals of beach equipment at affordable prices. Honeymoon Beach is a private lagoon just off of Hickam Beach. This secluded area comes with a lifeguard and picnic area. An alcohol permit is available through the Hickam Harbor office, but glass containers are not allowed. The beach can be rented for up to five hours between 9 a.m. and 5 p.m. Call 808-449-5215 for more information.
Experience the serene beaches on the Leeward side of Oahu. Located at Kalaeloa, White Plains is a great spot to learn how to surf, have party gatherings, frolic in the sand and surf or just relax under the Hawaiian sun. It features showers, a volleyball court, beach access wheelchairs and patio rentals. Located down the road from White Plains across the street from the Coast Guard Station, there are seven pavilions on Nimitz Beach. There is no parking lot; all cars park along the side of the road. Call 808-682-4925 for more information.
Located in Building 595, 990 Mills Blvd., the JBPHH Library has CDs, DVDs, audio books, video games, online resources, computers with internet, Wi-Fi, copying and fax services and, of course, books all in one location. Plus children’s programs, monthly events, reading and writing programs and more. Call the JBPHH Library at 808-449-8299.
Hickam Harbor Marina: Tucked along the back portion of Hickam is a glistening aquatic gem where sailboats, kayaks, canoes and paddleboards dot the water. Visitors to Hickam Harbor can learn how to sail, stand-up paddleboard, spear fish or bottom fish, and even surf. Some mooring and dry-dock storage facilities are available, as well as personal storage lockers. Hickam Harbor is the place to be for sailing, watercraft rentals, outdoor rental locations, swimming, sunbathing, picnicking, recreation activities and tours. For more information, call 808-449-5215 or go to Building 3455, Mamala Bay Drive.
Rainbow Bay Marina: Nestled in Pearl Harbor, just off base near the USS Arizona Memorial, is Rainbow Bay Marina, a complete sailing facility that offers sailing lessons and rentals, canoe paddling and more. Rent a sleek Club 420, Rhodes 19 Sloop, El Toro, Laser or Columbia 22 (certification required). Mooring and dry dock storage facilities are available as well as personal storage lockers. For more information, call 808-784-0167.
Get out and get active exploring Oahu by land or sea. Outdoor Adventure Center, on the left side of the NEX Fleet Store, offers a wide array of activities to keep you on a path to fun and fitness. It also provides gear rental from surfboards to camping equipment. Custom tours (hiking, biking, kayaking, surfing, SUP, snorkeling) with family and friends are available. Call 808-473-1198.
Hickam Harbor is a great place to learn new things such as sailing, surfing, paddle boarding, snorkeling and kayaking. Get to know the knowledgeable staff and all that Outdoor Recreation has to offer. Call 808-449-5215.
Get your gear right on the beach with Hickam Beach Equipment Rental — save time and money. Need a surfing, windsurfing or SUP lesson? Schedule today and you’ll be up and riding in no time. Call 808-449-5215.
White Plains Beach Equipment Rental offers body boards, surfboards, stand up paddle boards, fins and horseshoes/volleyball. Private lessons are available. Call 808-682-4925.
Outdoor Equipment Rental can equip you for a bike trail, camping trip or day at the beach. Call 808-473-1198.
Party Equipment Rentals has essentials such as chairs, tables, canopies, water jugs and ice chests from MWR at Building 1760. Add to your event by renting a bounce house, a shave ice machine or a popcorn machine. A dunk tank can be reserved along with equipment for interactive games such as a potato sack race, a milk bottle throw and volleyball. Reservations for some items can be made six weeks in advance. For more information, call 808-449-6870.
Pavilion Rentals offers party patios throughout JBPHH. Sizes vary and can accommodate 10 to 200 guests as well as bounce houses and bands.
ITT Chartered Transportation offers a shuttle service, a 14-person van, air conditioned tour bus and an open-air trolley. All options include a driver with base access. Call 808-448-2295.
Barbers Point Beach Cottages at White Plains or Nimitz Beaches, Kalaeloa: Plan your next escape to paradise on Oahu’s west coast. Far from the city and crowded tourist spots, White Plains or Nimitz Beach — the former Barbers Point Naval Air Station — offer pristine locations to surf, picnic or enjoy a peaceful day under the sun. Two- and three-bedroom cottages include fully equipped kitchens, washer and dryer, air-conditioned bedrooms, ceiling fans, linens, cable television and a private bath. For beach cottage reservations, call 808-682-3085.
Hickam Memorial Theater: Across the street from the Hickam Arts and Crafts Center, the theater in the Hickam Main Exchange, Building 1232, screens blockbuster movies. Call 808-448-2297 for more information.
Sharkey Theater: Presenting blockbuster and 3-D cinema attractions, Sharkey Movie Theater is next to the Submarine Memorial Chapel in Building 628, Moore Street. Call the movie hotline at 808-473-0726.