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Hōkūleʻa arrives at Honolua Bay, Maui
August 17, 2017 @ 4:00 pm - 6:00 pm
Hōkūleʻa departed the Marine Education Training Center (METC) at Sand Island today to begin the Mahalo, Hawai’i Sail. The Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) announced some of the stops that the canoe will be making during this six-month voyage throughout the Hawaiian Islands:
Mahalo, Hawai’i Sail
*Ports and dates are subject to change
● August and September: Maui (Honolua), Oʻahu (Haleʻiwa), Kauaʻi
● October: Moku O Keawe, Maui (Hana)
● November: Maui Nui – Maui (Maʻalaea/Wailea), Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi
● Late-November to mid-December: Windward Oʻahu
● January: Leeward, East and South Oʻahu
Hōkūleʻa’s first stop will be at Honolua Bay, Maui, where she first departed on her maiden voyage to Tahiti in 1976. The crew will begin to mahalo and mālama Hawai’i by participating in the planting of 1,000 koa seedlings as part of a series of community engagement events in West Maui. In partnership with the Maui Land and Pineapple Company, Inc. through the conservation department of the Pu’u Kukui Watershed Preserve, State of Hawaiʻi DLNR, The Nature Conservancy of Hawaiʻi and Kamehameha Schools Maui, Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia crewmembers will be engaging with schools and the community in West Maui where they are scheduled to conduct presentations and canoe tours.