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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.


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.


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

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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.

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Repairs to Hokulea are almost pau as the canoe prepares to set sail again

Hawaii News Now - 6 months ago
SAND ISLAND, OAHU (HAWAIINEWSNOW) - Last week, the world-famous voyaging canoe Hokulea returned to Oahu for emergency repairs. The hulls of the canoe were damaged in waters off Hawaii Island during...

Hokulea returns to Oahu after hulls damaged off the Big Island

Hawaii News Now - 6 months ago
"Hokulea is a living, cultural treasure and it is our responsibility to make sure we malama her with the care she needs at this time," said Nainoa Thompson, president of Polynesian Voyaging...

Voyaging to the future —a traditional wa'a visits the South Coast

Coastal View News - 4 weeks ago
“Mālama Honua” means to care for our island earth, and Hikianalia's sister ship, Hokulea, circumnavigated the globe, returning to Hawaii in 2016 after spreading their message of...

It's No Typo: Mahina & Sun's

Hawaii Business Magazine - 4 weeks ago
In Hawaiian, mahina means moon. When Kenney named the restaurant, the Hokulea had just begun its worldwide voyage. The moon and sun (hence “Sun's” in the restaurant's name) are essential...

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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.