Track the Hōkūle‘a as it Sails Around the World

The Hōkūle‘a sails around the world as part of the Mālama Honua Voyage.
Photo: Courtesy of Polynesian Voyaging Society 


Traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a sailed into Auckland, New Zealand this past December, as part of the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage. After a few months of dry-dock repairs, Hōkūle‘a was off to Australia, and then across the Indian Ocean, where unpredictable storms, rogue waves and the threat of piracy will put the vessel and its crew to the ultimate test. To get the latest on the voyage, visit, for blog posts, photos and a regularly updated progress map.