What limits are in place on the number of people that can visit Midway on any give day?
The number of day guests at Midway Atoll, the only place within the Monument open for recreation, is limited through the permitting process, compatibility determinations, and the Midway Atoll Visitor Services Plan. As proposed in the draft Monument Management Plan, a maximum of 50 overnight guests may be on Midway Atoll at any one time. Day visitors generally arrive by aircraft or cruise ship. A maximum of four cruise ships per year are allowed to visit the Monument and they are limited in size to no more than 800 passengers with 8-12 hour visits. Sailboat visits are infrequent, usually fewer than five per year. All of these activities require individual Monument permits and must comply with additional Monument requirements such as hull inspections.