Māʻalaea Harbor, Maui Arrival Ceremony Postponed Until Further Notice
Due to the forecast for potential severe weather, the Polynesian Voyaging Society (PVS) has postponed Hōkūleʻa’s departure from Oʻahu to Maui until possibly tomorrow. Currently docked at METC in Sand Island, the voyaging canoe was scheduled to depart this morning at 1:00 a.m. and was supposed to arrive at Māʻalaea Harbor at9:00 a.m. on Monday morning (Presidents’ Day). Due to the delayed departure, the welcome ceremony at Māʻalaea Harbor has been postponed until the new arrival date and time is determined.
If weather conditions improve, Hōkūleʻa will depart at 6:00 a.m.tomorrow morning and will arrive at Māʻalaea Harbor by Tuesday morning. PVS will continue to provide updates on hokulea.com and social media.
The Hōkūleʻa Panel Discussion and Screening of Worldwide Voyage Film Highlights at the Grand Wailea is still scheduled to take place tomorrow (Monday, Feb. 19) at 6:00 p.m. at the Haleakala Ballroom 2/3 (Makena South Entrance). Free and open to the public, attendees will hear stories about the Mālama Honua Worldwide Voyage from Hōkūleʻa’s navigators and crew. The hotel is offering complimentary valet parking.
If Hōkūleʻa arrives by Tuesday morning, public canoe tours and school visits will continue as scheduled weather permitting (please checkhokulea.com and social media for the latest schedule updates):
Tuesday, February 20 to Friday, February 23
1-3:00 p.m. Public Open House Tours of Hōkūleʻa
Saturday, February 24 to Sunday, February 25
9 a.m. – Noon Public Open House Tours of Hōkūleʻa
Monday, February 26 to Thursday, March 1
Public Open House Tours of Hōkūleʻa
Parking for public tours is available in the Māʻalaea harbor public paid parking stalls and the large Maui Harbor Shops parking lot. Hōkūleʻa will be located on the South side of the harbor at the far end of the dock. Hōkūleʻa’s visit to Māʻalaea is part of the Mahalo, Hawaiʻi Sail.