Hokule’a crews head underwater to explore the Great Barrier Reef

By Marcel Honoré
Tuesday, June 23, 2015

With Hokule‘a’s recent arrival in Australia, the canoe’s crew members are once again taking their round-the-world voyage underwater. Accompanied by cameramen and researchers, they dived the Great Barrier Reef five times in the past two weeks to help showcase one

Voyagers ‘pulled Hawaii out of the sea’

By Marcel Honoré
Wednesday, June 17, 2015

After logging some 14,000 miles across the Pacific during the first year of the Malama Honua (“Care for the Earth”) worldwide sail, modern voyaging canoe Hikianalia arrived home safely on Oahu on Tuesday. Voyage organizers now plan to use the

Thompson gets award for Hokule‘a voyages

By Marcel Honoré
Monday, May 18, 2015

Nainoa Thompson, the first Hawaiian in modern times to successfully navigate a voyaging canoe over vast ocean distances using ancient Polynesian techniques, was honored in Washington, D.C., last week for his work in marine conservation and exploration. Thompson, president of

The Hokule‘a arrives safely on the east coast of Australia

By Marcel Honoré
Tuesday, May 12, 2015

The Hokule‘a’s latest crews battled high seas, strong winds and canvas-ripping waves to arrive safely in Australia for the first time in the Hawaiian voyaging canoe’s 40-year history. The Hokule‘a made landfall Sunday in Coffs Harbor, several hundred miles north


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Hikianalia is headed home

By Star-Advertiser Staff
Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Hikianalia, the support canoe that accompanied Hoku­le‘a during its first 11 months of the Malama Honua (“Care for the Earth”) voyage, is on its way home to Hawaii, where voyage leaders hope to involve more of the community in the

Hokule‘a still launching aspirations of younger generations

By Star-Advertiser Staff
Saturday, March 7, 2015

Crews past and present Sunday will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the inaugural launch of the voyaging canoe Hoku­le‘a, which represents a dream realized for crew members such as Jenna Ishii, who fell in love with the double-hulled canoe as

Hokule’a voyage makes impact on Hawaii students

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, January 16, 2015

Here’s a quick Hokule ‘a update — but not about how the canoe is faring in frigid New Zealand ports more than 4,000 miles from Hawaii. Instead, it’s an example of how the “Malama Honua” voyage is making what its

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Aloha kakou from the bow of Hikianalia

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, December 4, 2014
Watch captain/rescue swimmer Dennis Chun on the bow of Hikianalia on Thursday. (Marcel Honoré)

Aloha kakou from the bow of Hikianalia

By Marcel Honoré
Thursday, December 4, 2014

We saw an epic predawn departure from Whangarei this morning, with many from the local Maori community waking up around 4 a.m. to see the crews of this escort canoe and Hokule’a leave the dock and head on their way.

Telling Tales: Adventures from Aotearoa

By Marcel Honoré
Monday, November 24, 2014

When we’re not out on the water, or assigned on anchor watch to guard the canoes at night, we’re mostly staying put at local maraes. These are the special gathering places of the Maori — the indigenous peoples of New Zealand.

Telling Tales: Sweating the details

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, October 3, 2014

What day is it? No, seriously — between traversing back and forth across the dateline and the long days crewing Hokule‘a, I’m honestly not sure. You’re not going to believe this but working a traditional voyaging wa’a is challenging, round-the-clock work.

Telling Tales: Uchida readies for 4th consecutive leg

By Marcel Honoré
Friday, September 26, 2014

Uchida is one of just two crew members to have traveled with Hokule’a and Hikianalia for the entire voyage so far, since they departed Hawaii four months ago.


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