Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Honors the Voyage of the Hokulea
Malama Honua, Taking Care of Island Earth
The Hokulea Worldwide Voyage is a five-year journey that will take the historic voyaging canoe around the world, focusing attention on values and practices that support a more sustainable future. The Hokulea will carry the legacy of the Hawaiian Islands to 26 nations and 85 ports sharing the concept of malama aina, caring for the earth's natural resources, and learning from other cultures about perpetuating the health and vitality of the land, sea, and inhabitants of our living world. Outrigger Hotel and Resorts joins with Hokulea's many sponsors and contributors to help this extraordinary voyage with its important mission to connect our global community.
Outrigger Enterprises Group and Hokulea
Malama Honua with Polynesian Voyaging Society
Outrigger's Parallel Path with Polynesian Voyaging Society | View video
In addition to Hokulea's starting point in Hawaii, the canoe may stop in four destinations where Outrigger Hotels and Resorts calls home: Fiji, Australia, Bali, and Mauritius. More to come about activities at these exciting ports of call.
Hokulea Worldwide Voyage sail plan (PDF 3MB)
Sam Low's newly released book Hawaiki Rising chronicles the creation and early voyages of Hokulea. Kim Steutermann Rogers, travel writer and blogger for Outrigger Hotels and Resorts, recently interviewed the accomplished author, filmmaker and artist.
"Talk story" with Sam Low
A Celebrated Past Renewed
Hokulea's sister voyaging canoe, Hawaiiloa, will remain in Hawaii during the years that Hokulea and its escort canoe Hikianalia travel the world. Hawaiiloa will be a training vessel for the younger generation of navigators and crew. Hawaiiloa's construction and successful maiden voyage to Nukuhiva in the Marquesas and Raiatea in French Polynesia in 1994 was another milestone on the path to re-establishing the Hawaiian voyaging tradition.
Read more about Hawaiiloa's history and Hawaiiloa's current restoration
For many years, Outrigger Reef on the Beach has been the caretaker of the steering blade of Hawaiiloa, providing visitors with a unique opportunity to learn about this canoe's remarkable past. The steering blade is being returned to the Friends of Hokulea and Hawaiiloa for the restored canoe's relaunch.
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