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.”
Regional Sail Plan
(subject to change)
June to September 2023 – Alaska, British Columbia, Seattle
September to November 2023 – West Coast of the United States
January to February 2024 – Mexico, Central America, South America
March to December 2024 – Exploring the largest country in the world, our
December 2024 to May 2025 – New Zealand
May to March 2026 – Melanesia, Micronesia and Palau
March to September 2026 – West Pacific, ending in Japan
September to December 2026 – Shipping from Japan to Los Angeles then sailing
home to Hawaiʻi
Spring 2027 – Tahiti