The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage Continues into 2018
The Worldwide Voyage continues as Hōkūleʻa, Hikianalia and the crew of Polynesian Voyaging Society visit community ports around Hawai’i to celebrate Hōkūleʻa’s homecoming.
The historic circumnavigation of Hōkūleʻa and crewmembers from the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) continue to be celebrated throughout Hawaiʻi. The Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail brings Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia back home to all of Hawaiʻi, in recognition and celebration of the contributions families, employers, and communities made to help take Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia across the world’s ocean.
The Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage
Sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines
The Hawaiian name for this voyage, Mālama Honua, means “to care for our Earth.” Living on an island chain teaches us that our natural world is a gift with limits and that we must carefully steward this gift if we are to survive together. As we work to protect cultural and environmental resources for our children’s future, our Pacific voyaging traditions teach us to venture beyond the horizon to connect and learn with others. The Worldwide Voyage is a means by which we now engage all of Island Earth—bridging traditional and new technologies to live sustainably, while sharing, learning, creating global relationships, and discovering the wonders of this precious place we all call home. You can learn more about our Worldwide Voyage in the three-minute overview video at the bottom of this page.
The Malama Honua sail plan included more than 150 ports, 23 countries and territories, and eight of UNESCO’S Marine World Heritage sites, engaging local communities and practicing how to live sustainably. During the voyage, over 245 participating crew members, including more than 200 formal and informal educators, have helped to sail the vessel and connect with more than 100,000 people throughout the world in communities across the South Pacific, Tasman Sea, Indian Ocean, Atlantic Ocean, and the Caribbean Sea, including Samoa, Aotearoa (New Zealand), Australia, Indonesia, Mauritius, South Africa, Brazil, U.S. Virgin Islands, Cuba, the East Coast of the United States, Canada, Panama, and the Galapagos Islands.
Hōkūleʻa has voyaged traditionally since 1976, sailing over 150,000 nautical miles throughout the Pacific. Our current Worldwide Voyage began in 2013 with a Mālama Hawaiʻi sail throughout our own archipelago, and continued on to circumnavigate the globe through 2014, 2015 and 2016. June of 2017 marked her historic homecoming to Hawaiʻi capping the global portion of the voyage. Hōkūleʻa will continue the Worldwide Voyage through 2018 by visiting each of Hawaiian Islands. For each of the past and current legs of our current journey, you can click on any of the various legs below for crew lists, stories, videos, and blogs. Enjoy these stories from our sail for a sustainable future!
- 2017 Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail
- 2017 Hawaiʻi Homecoming
- 2017 Hikianalia: Hawaiʻi to Tahiti
- 2017 Tahiti
- 2017 Rapa Nui
- 2017 Galapagos Islands
- 2017 Panama
- 2016 East Coast of the US
- 2016 Caribbean
- 2016 Hikianalia: Neighboring Islands of Hawaiʻi
- 2016 Brazil
- 2015 South Africa