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.
The Worldwide Voyage is about more than just traditional knowledge or sailing the Pacific in canoes. Through this voyage, many peoples are connected, and awareness for the Earth’s incredible oceans is brought into sharp focus.
Daniel Lin is following the thrilling adventures and historic undertaking of Hōkūle’a's voyage around the world. With the Worldwide Voyage well under way, crew members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society took a minute to reflect with Daniel and answer some of the questions that National Geographic staff had for them.
Daniel Lin is following the thrilling adventures and historic undertaking of Hōkūle’a's voyage around the world. Here, the Polynesian Voyaging Society successfully makes their first landfall on the Worldwide Voyage in Tahiti and are greeted by the beautiful sights, sounds, and smiles of French Polynesia.
After months of anticipation and years of preparation, the Polynesian Voyaging Society and its two canoes, Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia, finally set off from their home on O’ahu for their voyage around the world! Follow Daniel Lin as he brings us the feelings, sights, sounds and thrilling adventures of this historic undertaking.
With 3 weeks to go before Hōkūle’a leaves Hawaii for her epic sail around the world, we turn our focus to one of the major themes of this voyage–ocean conservation–and the UNESCO Marine World Heritage Sites where it happens.
With only two months left before Hōkūle‘a leaves Hawai’i to sail around the world, crew members of the Polynesian Voyaging Society are rigorously training and planning for the challenges that lay ahead to ensure that this voyage will be safe and successful.
Chad Kālepa Baybayan discusses what’s it like to sail through the Pacific without GPS, compass, or anything other than your own knowledge of nature.
The Polynesian Voyaging Society in Hawai’i is preparing to set sail around the world aboard two traditionally designed voyaging canoes. Read more to learn: what the voyage is about, where we plan to sail to, and why we are going.