Traditionally designed Polynesian sailing canoes built with modern materials and propelled with fossil-fuel free technologies.

To implement a fossil fuel-free sustainable sea transportation network of modernized Pacific sailing canoes through public service and social entrepreneurship activities

Supporting Pacific Islands’ traditional knowledge as a solution, adaptation and mitigation measure for climate change.

Advancing public environmental awareness through feature films Racing Extinction and The StarChasers, international landmark projections, ocean science symposiums and vaka-based conservation events throughout the Pacific.

Okeanos is a collection of values and ideas and solutions put into a fabric found only at the genius level. Having the Pacific people and our ancestral knowledge be a part of the solution and the pathway is really powerful .

– Nainoa Thompson, Master Navigator
President, Polynesian Voyaging Society

Latest News:

Okeanos Vanuatu charters sails, delivering cargo and parcels throughout Vanuatu for free!***JOURNEY AHEAD***
Okeanos Vanuatu will depart from Port-vila Sunday night and sail to the Maskelyn islands, then depart for Buninga, Makira and Mataso before going back to Port-vila.
We will bring cargo/parcels up free of charge! Food and accommodation included on the vaka
Passengers can board the vaka, one way or another for 8000 VUV each.
Take your seats!
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Okeanos Vanuatu charters sails, delivering cargo and parcels throughout Vanuatu for free!

A few moments from @[669664496577631:274:Okeanos Marshall Islands]' historic sail to Enewetak, Runit and Bikini atoll for the Nuclear Legacy Project, in partnership with @[122581057764508:274:The University of Edinburgh], @[76066037392:274:The University of the South Pacific], @[224791494262842:274:Pacific Resources for Education and Learning (PREL)], @[1545419769095299:274:Okeanos - Foundation for the Sea] and poet/climate activist @[1513012738998859:274:Kathy Jetn̄il-Kijiner].

During the two week voyage, the #vakamotu sailed a total of over 1,000 nautical miles to bring school supplies, food and a day of literary workshops to the outer island of Enewetak - a resilient community still faced with the impacts of US nuclear testing during the cold war era.

Kommol tata to the strong crew for their around-the-clock work! Stay tuned for more coverage.
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19 hours ago

Okeanos-built Hinemoana - Hawaiki Rising Voyaging Trust, Te Matau a Māui Voyaging Trust, #Haunui Te Toki Voyaging Trust, and #Gaualofa of Samoa Voyaging Society greet the masses during the NZ Festival's Waka Odyssey opening night!

Join the celebration of traditional and sustainable voyaging with our #vakamoana now until March 4th.

NZ Festival
Last night’s epic Kupe: New Zealand Festival Opening Night was incredible but just the beginning of A Waka Odyssey, 23 Feb-4 Mar! Join us today for Kupe Landing: Petone Family Day to climb on board the waka hourua and enjoy live music and more.

Plus find more events at

#NZFestival #NZWaka #BlueCanoe
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22 hours ago

NZ Festival

Watch the festivities of the amazing Waka Odyssey in Wellington, NZ!

NZ Festival
LIVE: Haere mai, come on board! #NZWaka #NZFestival
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2 days ago

NZ Festival
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