2017 Galapagos Islands
After departing Balboa, Panama Hōkūleʻa and her crew sailed to the Galapagos Islands. Hōkūleʻa’s voyage to the Galapagos took approximately 10 days.
“Hōkūleʻa is back in Pacific waters after nearly two years and the Galapagos will be the first Pacific islands we will visit on this journey home,” said Nainoa Thompson, president of Polynesian Voyaging Society. “The Galapagos Islands will be an important mission stop where we will celebrate their sustainability efforts, identify parallels with Hawaiʻi and bring attention to science, evolution and protecting the earth’s most fragile natural resources,” added Thompson.
A contingent of students and teachers from a number of Hawaiʻi schools traveled to the Galapagos to work with the crew of Hōkūleʻa. Be on the lookout for media coverage as students join crewmembers on their engagements and take part in an unparalleled educational journey in this UNESCO World Heritage Marine site.
Hōkūleʻa will stay in the Galapagos for approximately one week before setting sail for Rapa Nui. As always, you can follow Hōkūleʻa in real-time by visiting of live tracking map.