Hōkūleʻa Returns to Ko Olina Resort for Two-Week Engagement
Continuing on her Mahalo Hawaiʻi, Sail, Hōkūleʻa took to the water again today to return to Ko Olina Resort. Amidst fair weather and steady tradewinds, Polynesian Voyaging Society crewmembers welcomed aboard a group of Kamaile Academy school students and their teachers. The students are part of a science team known as Na Hoʻokele (the navigators) and were invited by master navigator Nainoa Thompson to experience firsthand what it’s like to sail aboard Hōkūleʻa.
“We made a promise to our children that the [Mālama Honua] voyage would influence goodness primarily in the arena of education,” said Nainoa Thompson, whose team has planned to visit as many as 70 communities as part of the Mahalo Hawaiʻi, Sail. “We are here at Ko Olina to catch up with the children of Nanakuli, Ewa, Waipahu and Kapolei – we are here to keep our promise to our children one port, one school and one child at a time,” said Thompson.
The legendary voyaging canoe will remain docked in West O’ahu until Feb 3 hosting school groups and daily public dockside canoe tours at the Ko Olina Marina.
Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail, Ko Olina Schedule of Events
* updated Jan 3, Pending weather and other factors
Public Open House Tour of Hōkūleʻa
Ko Olina Marina
Weekdays Jan 22 to 26, Jan 29 to Feb 2, 3 p.m. to 5 p.m.
Saturday Jan 27, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Sunday Jan 28, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Saturday Feb 3, 9 a.m. to 12 p.m.
Hear stories from crewmembers about the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage and learn about the lessons learned from the Worldwide Voyage. The public is welcomed to come aboard Hōkūleʻa for guided tours while she is docked at Ko Olina Marina.
Hōkūle`a: Navigating a Sustainable Future, An onstage discussion with Nainoa Thompson and Crew
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 4 p.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Ocean Ballroom, Four Seasons Resort Oahu at Ko Olina
Four Seasons presents legendary navigator Nainoa Thompson in an on-stage event titled “Hōkūleʻa: Navigating a Sustainable Future” followed by a panel discussion with crewmembers. The event is open to the public with a suggestion donation to PVS of $25 for adults and $10 for children. Proceeds from the fundraiser will support the Polynesian Voyaging Society and the Mahalo Hawaiʻi, Sail, which is taking Hōkūleʻa to dozens of communities throughout the State of Hawaiʻi. Register for tickets here
Stars Above Hawaiʻi with PVS Crewmembers
Sunday, January 28, 2018, 8:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Attendees of the talk story event with Nainoa Thompson are invited to join crewmembers at Stars Above Hawaii, at 8 p.m. on the Four Seasons Ocean Lawn. Stars Above Hawaii – Hawaiʻi’s Gateway to the Stars at the Ko Olina Resort – provides world-class professional star shows to people of all ages from all over the world. Learn the Hawaiʻi Star Lines and Polynesian star voyaging Wayfinding techniques. See the unseen as you have never seen before and surround yourself with diamond stars that sparkle and shine “forever.” Go light-years back in time and romance under the Stars Above Hawaii.
Help Us Bid Aloha to PVS Founder Ben Finney
The family of Ben Finney, along with the Polynesian Voyaging Society, invites friends, colleagues and the public to join them for a celebration of his life.
WHEN: Saturday, March 3, 2018, 9 a.m. to 11 a.m.
WHERE: Marine Education Training Center (METC) at Sand Island
RSVP: Please indicate your intent to attend by visiting Hokulea.com/ben