From Tahiti, the crews will make their way back home to Hawaii to complete malama honua, or voyage around the world.
It will be the first time the voyaging canoe has returned to Pitcairn Island in 18 years.
A group from Hawaii flew in for the celebration, including from Kamehameha Schools and the Nahiku student delegation.
The crew sailed nearly 2,000 nautical miles and was headed by a first-time captain.
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The canoe went through three sets of locks on the man-made waterway before re-entering the Pacific Ocean.
It will take the crew about two days to make their way from Colon, through the 48-mile Panama Canal, to Balboa.
They have about one week and 700 miles to sail before reaching Panama.
First stop on Sunday was in Key Largo, then Monday afternoon in Key West.
Hokulea and her crew will arrive at Magic Island on June 17, 2017, to a homecoming ceremony and celebration.
Charlotte Matsuda loves Hokulea so much, she makes Hokule’a models of all sizes as gifts.
Crewmembers will spend time with non-profit Shake A Leg Miami.
In the midst of Hōkūle‘a’s voyage around the world, we look to her first voyage 40 years ago.
In 1976, crews sailed Hokulea to Tahiti and back without modern-day instruments, guided only by nature’s clues.
This comes as the crew is about to set sail for the first time in nearly a month.
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You don’t see them from afar, but the names of those who’ve passed are engraved almost everywhere you look on Hokulea.
Hokulea arrived in Newport News, Virginia, in the Chesapeake Bay on Saturday.
The decision to delay the departure was made out of an abundance of precaution and concern for the crew and the iconic sailing vessel.