Moananuiākea – A Voyage for the Pacific
The Island We Seek is the Earth of Tomorrow
January 2022 Update: Circumnavigation of the Pacific Postponed to 2023; PVS to focus this year on training, education and storytelling.
Preparations are underway for our most important voyage yet: Moananuiākea. Voyage. Over the next five years, we will plot a course for the future by circumnavigating the Pacific Ocean, covering 41,000 miles, 345 ports, 46 countries and archipelagoes, 100 indigenous territories, starting first in our home islands of Hawaii. Our goal is to inspire, educate and elevate a new generation of 10 million Navigators by the end of the voyage in 2026, young people who can lead the many different kinds of bold voyages our Earth needs now, with the mindset, preparation and courage to face the coming storms, and the resilience to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.
PVS is mindful of the global pandemic and its impacts on communities, so the voyage plans may change accordingly. We will continue to provide updates on this page.
Watch He Wa`a, He Honua – The Earth is Our Canoe
In 2020, Polynesian Voyaging Society aired a one hour documentary, HE WA’A HE HONUA – THE EARTH IS OUR CANOE. “He waʻa he honua — The Earth is our canoe,” shares how Hawai’i has pulled renaissance from the edge of extinction before, and Hōkūleʻa can – and must — do so again. As we all cope with the uncertainty created by COVID-19, we see the continued impacts of human activity on our environment and our planet. We feel an imperative to continue our work to Mālama Honua.
Broadcasted throughout Hawaiʻi in November 2020, HE WA’A HE HONUA – THE EARTH IS OUR CANOE is now available to stream here at Hokulea.com.
You can support Hōkūleʻa, Hikianalia and the Polynesian Voyaging Society with the 2022 Membership – take your part now in the global movement to revitalize our Island Earth!
We’ve got a great way to support the upcoming Moananuiākea Voyage: whether you’re stocking up on gifts, or just want to get your hands on some voyage-inspired gear, we’ve got plenty of exciting items to choose from at our online Hōkūleʻa Store!
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