Crew Profile

Kaleohano Farrant


Paumalū, Oʻahu


Moananuiākea Voyage – Leg 5: Prince Rupert to Vancouver


Kaleohano was a 5th grader at Kamehameha Schools in May 2010 when he says he first “sailed” on a waʻa kaulua. It was actually a “short tow around Keʻehi as an end-of-year field trip,” but it stuck with him. Even now, as a Project Manager with the North Shore Community Land Trust.

He says “Hōkūleʻa holds a special place in my heart as she continues to demonstrate the immense power of love to cross vast distances, rebuild from devastating damage, travel abroad while staying rooted to home, and so much more.” On this voyage, Kaleohano looks forward to connecting “with people throughout the Pacific to honor, love and care for our oceans and islands. I am inspired by the way that the path of the Moananuiākea Voyage will encircle the Pacific Ocean like a beautiful lei.”

Itʻs not something most would think of, but Kaleohano says one of the things he craves the most about his everyday life while he is out at sea “is the feeling of clean, dry, healthy feet. And another unexpected answer is that when he is back on land, what he misses about being at sea is “eating meals on the waʻa with my crew.”