Crew Profile

Terry Hee


Honolulu, Hawaiʻi


Moananuiākea Voyage – Leg 6: Vancouver to Seattle, Moananuiākea Voyage – Leg 7: Tacoma to San Francisco


Terry has been involved with PVS and Hōkūleʻa for more than 45 years. He first sailed on Hōkūleʻa when she visited Maunalua Bay in 1977, the year after her maiden voyage. He has been on many voyages since on the canoes and as the escort boat captain. Hōkūleʻa means “Adventure; never a dull moment,” he says.

When it comes to voyaging and what he hopes to see it accomplish, Terry says “We have done many good things already; the mission is to take care of island earth.” In addition to supporting Moananuiākea’s mission, Terry says he wants “to help out Bruce and Nainoa and their quest to train the young guys.”

After logging thousands of miles at sea, Terry can quickly say what he craves most from his everyday life on land: “ice cream.” And what he misses most about being out at sea is that there are “no distractions when you are out there.”