Voyaging Canoes Set Sights on Hawaiʻi Island

June 15, 2022, 12:00 PM HST
* Updated June 15, 8:50 AM
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Hōkūleʻa and Hikianalia are back in Hawaiian waters after a voyage down Kealaikahiki to Tahiti and back.

The crew sighted Hawaiʻi Island’s Mauna Loa at approximately 4 a.m. Tuesday. The canoes are now headed to Keauhou where they will dock to clear customs at approximately 8 p.m. Wednesday.

Depending on ocean conditions, the canoes will depart for Oʻahu Thursday and arrive at METC at Sand Island the same day.

To follow the return leg of the Kealaikahiki Voyage, visit the voyaging dashboard at

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