Covering 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports, and 26 countries, the Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage of Hokulea, Hawaii’s traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, is certainly a historic journey. Hokulea completed its expedition through Polynesia and recently arrived in Golden Bay, New Zealand, marking the furthest south she has sailed in nearly four decades of voyaging. This new milestone is just the beginning as Hokulea prepares to leave the Pacific for the first time ever.
The Hawaiian name for this voyage, Malama Honua, means “to care for our Earth.” Crew members, who only use the stars, waves, wind, and birds as navigation tools, are passionate about sustainable living and protecting precious cultural and environmental resources. Learn more about what makes this journey a once-in-a-lifetime experience in the following video:
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For more information on the Hokulea or to track its voyage, visit Hokulea.com.
About The Polynesian Voyaging Society: The Polynesian Voyaging Society seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration. Founded in 1973 on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, PVS is currently engaged in an unprecedented voyage around the world using non-instrument navigation of our Polynesian ancestors. The Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines is taking Hokulea and her sister canoe Hikianalia across 47,000 nautical miles, 85 ports and 26 nations, growing a global movement toward a more sustainable world.
-by So Much More Hawaii and Polynesian Voyaging Society