Hōkūleʻa Departs San Francisco, Arrives in Half Moon Bay

After a week of community engagements in San Francisco, Hōkūleʻa departed Hyde Street Pier Sunday morning for the next stop on the Moananuiākea Voyage: Half Moon Bay. On the sail to Half Moon Bay, the canoe passed by the Ramaytush village named “The Place of the Whales” where the crew was indeed greeted by two whales.

After a six-and-a-half hour transit, Hōkūleʻa arrived at Pillar Point Harbor in Half Moon Bay at 3 pm, where the crew was given a traditional cultural welcome by the Ramaytush tribe. Also waiting on the dock, and welcoming canoe and crew with song was Hawaiʻi musician John Cruz who was in Half Moon Bay for a fundraising concert for Maui. While in Half Moon Bay, the crew has been holding dockside canoe tours and presentations for the community.

Weather-permitting, Hōkūleʻa will depart Half Moon Bay on Thursday, October 5, for Monterey Harbor at The Old Fisherman’s Wharf in Monterey, California. An arrival ceremony is planned to take place at approximately 5 pm that day at Del Monte Beach, below Monterey Peninsula

Yacht Club, where the crew will be greeted by tribal leaders from the area. Hōkūleʻa is slated to remain docked at Monterey Harbor until it departs for Morro Bay on Wednesday, October 11 (weather permitting).


Thursday, October 5, 2023, approximately 5 pm
Arrival Ceremony at Del Monte Beach, below Monterey Peninsula Yacht Club

Saturday, October 7, 2023, 9 to 11 am and 1 to 5pm
Dockside Canoe Tours at Monterey Harbor at The Old Fisherman’s Wharf

Saturday, October 7, 2023, 5:30pm
Hōkūleʻa Crew Presentation at Pacific Grove Museum of Natural History
RSVP required at https://donate.hokulea.com/event/h-kule-a-crew-talk-story-at-the-pacific-grove-museum/e523384

(Subject to change; weather permitting)

October 5, 2023 Monterey Bay

October 11, 2023 Morro Bay

October 17, 2023 Ventura

October 24, 2023 Marina del Rey

October 30, 2023 Newport

November 4, 2023 Dana Point

November 8, 2023 San Diego