Hōkūleʻa Crew Celebrates the Holidays in Caribbean WatersDecember 27, 2016, 11:53 AM HST · Updated December 27, 11:56 AM 0 Comments
Crewmembers aboard the historic vessel Hōkūleʻa celebrated Christmas Day at sea while in transit to Panama where they will clear customs before crossing the Panama Canal.
With approximately a week to go before Hōkūleʻa reaches Panama, the crew took the opportunity to decorate the canoe with festive trimmings to get into the holiday spirit while they spend the holidays away from their families and loved ones.
Hōkūleʻa was sailing along the coast of Cuba on Dec. 25 and will arrive in Panama around December 31, where the crew will possibly ring in the New Year. Once she re-enters the Pacific Ocean, Hōkūleʻa will make stops in the Galapagos Islands, Rapa Nui and French Polynesia before her sail west back to a celebratory homecoming at Magic Island in June 2017.