The vessels Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia will leave in 2013 to visit our Polynesian and Pacific Island cousins, before venturing out beyond the great Pacific to pay respects to communities and leaders around the world. Mindful of the ecological and social challenges facing Hawai‘i nei and Island Earth, we will seek out, build relationships with, and learn from people and places around the world already doing extraordinary work to care for the Earth. We will celebrate the wisdom, traditions and successes in ways that provide lessons of hope, and that inspire action within us as we navigate toward a safer, more sustainable destination for all our children.
The Worldwide Voyage will take us to more than 70 ports in 25+ countries, logging more than 46,000 nautical miles over nearly 3 years. Join the crew.
Polynesian Voyaging Society has always relied heavily on individual grants, donations and partnerships to support our vision. We now ask for your help in preparing Hōkūle‘a and Hikianalia for this monumental voyage.
‘A‘ohe pilo uku. No gift is too small.
Registered as a 501(c)(3) tax-exempt, not-for-profit corporation, Polynesian Voyaging Society is overseen by a volunteer board of directors. Donations are deductible to the extent provided by law. Your contribution to the 2013-2016 Worldwide Voyage can be made online or by mail:
1. To make a tax deductible donation to support the Worldwide Voyage via Google Wallet. Google Wallet securely stores your credit card information when you make donations online.
2. To make a donation by mail, please send a check payable to:
Polynesian Voyaging Society
10 Sand Island Parkway
Honolulu HI 96819
Mahalo nui for your support. Mālama Hōnua.