After almost six months since departing from Hawai‘i, the Worldwide Voyage arrived in Aotearoa (New Zealand) to a Maori welcoming ceremony that was not only stunning to see, but historical as well.
Nahaku Kalei explains more about sustainable fish-eating and the data being gathered by the Worldwide Voyage.
This particular leg of the voyage, starting in Samoa and ending in New Zealand, is deeply significant because it follows the path of ancient Polynesian voyagers through the Kermadec Islands. Today, it is one of the most species-rich migration routes in the Pacific.
Watch as the Worldwide Voyage takes itself beneath the waves for the first time in the newly expanded Pacific Remote Islands Marine National Monument!
The true success of the Worldwide Voyage will not be measured by how many miles Hōkūle’a has sailed but by how many people, especially youth, grow to become better stewards of the Earth.
The world is still enormous, but imperiled. Like traditional navigators, we must see beyond our immediate surroundings to forge a better future.
Daniel Lin—Hōkūle’a crewmember, explorer, and photographer—reflects on one of the most important lessons he has learned while sailing on the Worldwide Voyage.
Getting days off is a rarity on the Worldwide Voyage. When we get the opportunity to plan an excursion, we try to make the most of it! This was how some crew members spent our day off after the UN Conference in Samoa.
Robert Wyland, Polynesian Voyaging Society crewmember and renowned marine artist, was inspired to paint a mural at the Ocean Center in Pago Pago, American Samoa.
A reflection on the impact of the Worldwide Voyage and the meaning it holds for different people during the UN Small Islands Developing States Conference in Samoa.
The United Nations Secretary-General joins Worldwide voyage with specialist Dr. Sylvia Earle of Mission Blue, and Polynesian Voyaging Society master navigator Nainoa Thompson.
Daniel Lin and Dr. Sylvia Earle (National Geographic Explorer-in-Residence) team up to write about their experience of greeting Hōkūle’a and Hikianalia in American Samoa, and to reflect on the health of the ocean there.
With all the excitement of Worldwide Voyage being highlighted, it’s easy to forget that 90 percent of a successful voyage happens not in the implementation, but rather, in the preparation. Before ever stepping onto Hōkūle’a and Hikianalia, prospective crew members must undergo intensive training to ensure that they are adequately prepared for sailing in the deep sea.
As the crews for the second leg of the Worldwide Voyage (WWV) make their way across the South Pacific, they have connected with numerous island communities in French Polynesia. These communities have embraced the mission of the voyage and took it upon themselves to contribute to the message of Mālama Honua in a way that none of the crew members could have expected.
The Worldwide Voyage received a colorful and memorable welcome to Tahiti, which Hōkūle‘a crew member Ana Yawaramai writes about from her own perspective.