Image by Nāʻālehu Anthony, courtesy of ʻŌiwi TV and the Polynesian Voyaging Society

Hōkūleʻa Voyage at Waterfront Park

Saturday August 26, 2023, 8 am–4:30 pm
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Join us in welcoming Polynesian Voyaging Canoe, Hōkūleʻa and her crew to Seattle!

From the Polynesian Voyaging Society:

“Seattle’s Tribal Nations, Native Hawaiian residents, city officials and community members are planning a special welcome for Hōkūleʻa and her crew as the Polynesian voyaging canoe sails from Suquamish and enters Elliot Bay at approximately 8:00 am on Saturday, August 26, 2023. Tribal Nations protocol will open the way for a flotilla of outrigger paddling canoes, the City’s fire boat, and other vessels that are planning to give Hōkūleʻa a water welcome before escorting the canoe towards the Seattle Waterfront.

(Note: Arrival ceremony times are subject to change based on Tribal Nations protocols and water conditions. Please check for updates.)”

Photo by Jo Cosme

Photo by Jo Cosme

Schedule of Events

8:00 AM | Water Welcome–Hōkūleʻa enters Elliott Bay

9:00 AM | First Nations Welcome by Muckleshoot and Suquamish

9:45 AM | Hōkūleʻa docks at Pier 62 — Traditional Landing Rituals

10:30 AM-12 PM | First Nations and Seattle City Welcome Ceremony

1-4:30 PM | Hōkūleʻa Dockside Canoe Tours

These times are subject to change without prior notice.

Created in Partnership With

Founded in 1973, the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s mission is to perpetuate the art and science of traditional Polynesian voyaging and the spirit of exploration through experiential educational programs that inspire students and their communities to respect and care for themselves, each other, and their natural and cultural environments.

Through voyaging, PVS hopes to inspire humanity to care for the earth by highlighting the vital importance of oceans, indigenous knowledge, communities, education and sustainability.

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