Hokulea, Hikianalia arrive in Tonga’s capital

Nukualofa, Kingdom of Tonga (Photo: Polynesian Voyaging Society)

Hokulea and Hikianalia are continuing their voyage through Tonga.

On Wednesday, Oct. 22, the voyaging canoes arrived in Nukualofa, the capital of Kingdom of Tonga, where local government officials and community members welcomed the crews.

In the coming days, crewmembers will engage in education outreach and excursions to learn more about how the voyage’s mission of Malama Honua is present in the Tongan community.

Next, the canoes will sail to the Kermadec Islands, then it’s onto New Zealand, their final stop for this leg of the journey.

Track Hokulea’s and Hikianalia’s progress here.

Nukualofa, Kingdom of Tonga (Photo: Polynesian Voyaging Society)
Nukualofa, Kingdom of Tonga (Photo: Polynesian Voyaging Society)

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