Boating fees to rise: Public hearings to be held in Kealakehe, Hilo

  • A boat floats at Honokohau Small Boat Harbor. (RONIT FAHL / SPECIAL TO THE STAR-ADVERTISER)
  • Boats rest in their slips at the state-run Honokohau Harbor in 2016. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)

  • Boats are tied up to moorings at Keauhou Bay. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today file photo)
  • Fishing boats are docked at Honokohau Harbor. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today, file)

HILO — Big Island residents will have the opportunity next week to weigh in on double-digit increases in fees at small boat harbors and other facilities.