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The Voyage of Hokule’a – Malama Honua

May 20, 2014 | by Honu | Filed under: Don Walsh | 1 comment

Several Ocean Elders attended the launch of Hokule’a and its sister vessel, Hikianalia in support of fellow Ocean Elder Nainoa Thompson and all of the Polynesian Voyaging Society as they embarked on their worldwide voyage. This is a monumental 3-4 year journey to learn, create global relationships, and explore how to care for our oceans and island earth. Pictured below are the two vessels (Hokule’a in front) flanked by paddlers as they left the harbor in Honolulu, Hawaii. Ocean Elders pictured from left to right are Jackson Browne, Nainoa Thompson, Jean-Michel Cousteau, Capt. Don Walsh, and Dr. Sylvia Earle. Go to for more information and follow the vessels on their journey.


Hokulea&Hikianalia Hokulealaunch.OEs


Andy Wang | May 15, 2015 5:01 pm

We are very excited about the Malama Honua voyage and have begun organizing in New York. Nainoa Thompson and Dr. Sylvia Earle will be speaking at a reception at the Harvard Club of New York tomorrow evening, 5/16/15. Thank you for your website and new/blog. Aloha!

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