Press Room & Outreach Tools

News outlets, teachers and individuals around the world are elevating achievements Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. Below are all the components needed to help you create a story of your own to celebrate Hōkūleʻa and her crew.


Our Polynesian voyaging canoes, are sailing across Earth’s oceans to join and grow the global movement toward a more sustainable world. Take a moment to view the video above to quickly familiarize yourself with this historic voyage. Download a copy of this video here.

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At its completion in June 2017, the voyage of Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia will have covered a combined 60,000 nautical miles, over 150 ports, and 23 countries and territories worldwide.

You can also track our voyaging canoes in real-time and view location details.

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Our Polynesian voyaging canoes Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia are built in the tradition of ancient Hawaiian wa‘a kaulua (double-hulled voyaging canoe). Launched March 8, 1975, Hōkūle‘a (“Star of Gladness”) helped spark a revival of Hawaiian culture and wayfinding and is the iconic symbol of the Worldwide Voyage. Her newer sister vessel Hikianalia, was launched September 15, 2012 and combines the latest ecological technology with the heritage of the voyaging tradition. While the vessels feature separate sail plans during the Worldwide Voyage, they began and will conclude the voyage side-by-side.

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Beyond guiding the voyage and crew, the master navigators of the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) are also gifted speakers and educators. Learn more about some of these individuals below.

  • Nainoa Thompson: President of PVS, Nainoa is inspired by his kūpuna, his teachers, he has dedicated his life to exploring the deep meaning of “voyaging.” Download his bio here.
  • Bruce Blankenfeld: With extensive training and more than 100,000 miles of voyaging, Bruce is a master navigator and captain on the Worldwide Voyage. Download his bio here.
  • Kalepa Baybayan: Fluent in Hawaiian language, Kalepa holds a masters degree in Education and is a master navigator and active in the Polynesian voyaging renaissance since 1975. Download his bio here.
  • Learn more about PVS leadership and Worldwide Voyage crewmembers.
  • Availability of our staff and crew is highly limited however interview requests will be considered by submitting the Interview Request Form

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Education partners and members of the media can access photos and video linked below. These copyrighted items are meant for informational purposes and not allowed for commercial use.

Please note that by accessing this content, you are agreeing to use it for non-commercial purposes only. Specific media requests should be submitted using the form here

PVS is proud to partner with National Geographic, Star Advertiser, Huffington Post and KHON as they support the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.

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Want to explore past releases that have made headlines around the world? Start now by choosing a year from the list below:

View the latest news circulating the internet about crewmembers voyaging aboard Hōkūleʻa on the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage.


Hokulea's visit one that shouldn't be missed

Thegardenisland.com - 4 weeks ago
Voyaging canoes Hokulea and Hikianalia departed Haleiwa Boat Harbor on Oahu Saturday afternoon and are expected to arrive at the Hanalei Pier at 10 this morning, when there will be a welcoming...

Hokulea to visit Hanalei

Thegardenisland.com - 4 weeks ago
“The Mahalo, Hawaii Sail will give Polynesian Voyaging Society an opportunity to thank Hawaii's people, bring Hokulea and Hikianalia home to all of Hawaii, share lessons learned from the Malama...

Kauai welcomes Hokulea

Thegardenisland.com - 4 weeks ago
Moku Chandler paused as he tried to find the words to express his feelings about being a crew member of the Hokulea and the rousing welcome it received in Hanalei Bay on a spectacular Sunday morning....

Book chronicles Holukea journey Malama Honua

KITV Honolulu - 2 days ago
A new book is out that chronicles Hokulea's three year journey around the world. The voyage, dubbed "Malama Honua," was an epic mission to raise awareness of and nurture worldwide...

Battleship Missouri Memorial, PVS talk navigation

Hookelenews - 4 weeks ago
Participating in the panel were six crew-members of the Hokule'a who sailed various legs of the voyaging canoe's “Malama Honua” journey around the world, to include crew that set sail on...

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Add some excitement to your FacebookInstagram, and Twitter feeds by connecting with Worldwide Voyage social media channels. And when you share the voyage with your community by reposting your favorite content, you are helping to sew a lei of like-minded people who will help save our oceans and Island Earth.

You can also share your own story of hope by tagging #MalamaHonua with posts that reflect stewardship of our ocean, environment and communities.

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To contact  PVS Communications Director Sonja Swenson, click here.