The ancient voyaging canoes carried the Polynesians thousands of miles
across the ocean. Today, the Polynesian Voyaging Society continues to
sail on several replicas of these canoes just as the ancient Polynesians
did. Dedicated supporters of PVS have volunteered countless hours to
maintain the canoes, keeping them seaworthy and safe for the crews that
sail on them.
Read about the various canoes, how they
were built and what they are made of.
Find out what it takes to be a crewmember
and what it is like to live on a canoe.
Learn about the necessity of escort
vessels as well as the dangers of the open ocean.
Most importantly, see how the lessons
learned on the canoe can be applied to life on land.