Polynesian Voyaging Society

POLYNESIAN VOYAGING SOCIETY, founded on a legacy of Pacific Ocean exploration, seeks to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments.

 Preparations are underway for their most important voyage yet:  Moananuiākea Voyage, which over the next five years will plot a course for the future by circumnavigating the Pacific Ocean, covering 41,000 miles, 345 ports, 46 countries and archipelagoes, 100 indigenous territories, starting first in Hawai’i.

The goal is to inspire, educate, and elevate a new generation of 10 million Navigators by the end of the voyage in 2026, young people who can lead the many different kinds of bold voyages our Earth needs now, with the mindset, preparation, and courage to face the coming storms, and the resilience to meet the challenges of a rapidly changing world.

The Polynesian Voyaging Society celebrates the belief that, “the earth is our canoe.”