The Launch of Maui's Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe, The Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani

Send in your donation today and be a part of this community project. Support Maui's youth, residents, and visitors to learn the ways our Polynesian ancestors.
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Help Launch Maui's Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe,  The Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani

A Living Classroom - where our youth, residents, and visitors will learn voyaging arts of Polynesian ancestors who sailed across oceans using only the stars. They came to Maui and sustained an entire culture with plants and animals brought aboard their canoe… Help us preserve this knowledge and pass it on…

  • We are the Hui o Wa'a Kaulua “Assembly of the Double-Hull Canoe,” a 501(c) 3 non-profit, 100% volunteer organization formed in 1975 to practice, perpetuate and educate the Maui community on Hawaiian canoe building, wayfinding and Hawaiian voyaging arts.

  • Our campaign will raise $10K to launch Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani, a 62-foot Hawaiian trans-oceanic voyaging canoe. Excess funds will buy educational materials for 24 workshops scheduled for 2014.

  • As a supporter you are gifting the world and specifically our youth with knowledge that sustained a culture for millennia. Ancient Hawaiians followed familiar stars across vast oceans. In the canoe was everything needed for the journey building a new community.

  • Your gift puts Mo’okiha o Pi’ilani in the water so we can teach children these timeless skills: Celestial Navigation; Wayfinding by using winds, currents, and clues from flora and fauna; Sailing skills; Ocean Safety Procedures; Sustainability.

We need funds to launch this voyaging canoe and preserve Hawaiian culture for generations to come…  

Pass it On... Share it with your friends!

  • People who love Hawai’i: Click and make a donation.

  • Teachers: Excite your science class with the ocean and stars by following Mo’okiha’s launch.

  • Sailors: Learn what makes the Hawaiian voyaging canoe so unique. Travelers: Come to Maui and visit the canoe you helped launch!

Maui Residents, Parents, Kids, Maui Visitors...
We want to offer you some incredible incentives
  • Put this magnificent canoe in the water! The first $10K helps buy the last pieces of Marine emergency equipment.

  • Push us out beyond our goal! Everything over $10K goes to educational materials for our maiden voyage to 7 ports of call in the Hawaiian Islands.

  • Earn a Perk! Our incentives include Hawaiian canoe plant gardens, Star Compasses, Sailing aboard the Mo'olele, and Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani. Give generously and receive our Assembly of Double Hull Canoes T-shirts, a Limited Edition Logo Sticker, Loren Adams Posters, or Fine Art Prints.

The Impact! How you are making a difference

  • Our original $60,000 goal started early this summer with resurgence of our educational programs and goal to launch in December.

  • We hosted 24 educational programs, educated thousands of youth, built an onsite star compass, an educational Canoe Plant Garden, and have raised nearly $50,000.

  • THIS IS REAL! We are so close! Every $10 donation counts!

  • Our launch date is set for January 17th 2014! Less than two months away

  • Don’t delay --  we need you to accomplish this.

Other Ways You Can Help
Some people just can’t contribute, but that doesn’t mean you can’t help:

  • Please contact info@huiowaa.org to help us spread the news of this campaign

  • On Maui? Volunteer at our Dry Dock at 525 Front Street – Monday through Saturday – be a part of the launch team.

  • Volunteer in our Office or as staff for the Launch Event.

  • Click here to use the  easy Indiegogo share tools online!

We can not thank you enough for supporting this GOAL!

Mahalo from our family to yours.




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$4,562USD
raised in 2 months
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$10,000 USD goal
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This campaign ended on February 14, 2014
Select a Perk
  • $5USD
    Day before the launch update

    Donate $5 and receive a very special email update the day before the launch! It will include an up to date schedule of events and some insight to the days events!

    1 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $10USD
    The Hui

    Join us on Launch day for a special thank you from some of the crew and our captain. We will share a little special insight into the launch of the canoe and what it has taken to happen!! Time and location to be announced.

    1 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $25USD
    The Big Mahalo

    Mahalo to your for making a $25 Donation. We would like to send you a custom sticker with our brand new logo for your car, window, or business showing your support! You will also be added to our quarterly updates and any special crew announcements.

    3 out of 300 claimed
    Estimated delivery: February 2014
  • $50USD
    The Launch

    Mahalo for reaching deep and giving that extra! We would like to show you some of our appreciation by sending you a brand New Hui o Wa'a Kaulua/Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani Custom T-Shirt and sticker! You will also be added to our quarterly updates and any special crew announcements. Please include your T Shirt Size!

    12 out of 200 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $100USD
    The Sail

    Mahalo for reaching deep and giving even more! $100 goes a long way! We would like to show you some of our appreciation by mailing you a personal invite to the launch. Also sending you a brand New Hui o Wa'a Kaulua/Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani Custom T-Shirt and sticker! You will also be added to our quarterly updates and any special crew announcements. Please include your T-Shirt Size!

    9 out of 100 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $250USD
    Support the Ohana

    We would like to show you our gratitude for this $250 Donation. We will be sending you a launch poster from the original Hokule'a Voyage. A portion of the proceeds for this donation will go to support the Worldwide Voyage on Hokule'a. We will also mailing all of the benefits of a 100 sponsor, a personal invite to the launch and also be receiving a copy of "The Love Remains" a Historical Novel set in 19th Century Maui by Katherine Kama'ema'e Smith. Please include your T-Shirt Size!

    3 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $500USD
    The Voyage

    We would like to show you our gratitude for this $500 Donation. We will be sending you a very special large format launch poster from the original Hokule'a Voyage. A portion of the donation will go to the Worldwide Voyage on Hokule'a.

    2 out of 25 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $1,000USD
    Star Compass

    Mahalo for reaching deep and giving $1000. Support the building of a Star Compass Work Shop. One of our Staff will accompany you at decided location of your choosing with our guidance to help build a Star Compass. Materials are not included. Design, layout,and a workshop for you, your family, school, or business are!

    0 out of 5 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $6,000USD
    The Mo'olele

    Make a commitment to your Canoe and experience what is like to journey aboard the Mo'olele. In 1976 the Hui launched Mo’olele (The Leaping Lizard), solid wood hull 42-foot wa’a kaulua (Hawaiian double hull canoe) with single mast and traditional crab claw sail.This is an incredible experience for up to 6 people. We will provide a crew of 4 with Captain, an escort Vessel, Supplies, a certified Lifeguard, and Crew Training Workshop pre sail.

    0 out of 4 claimed
    Estimated delivery: March 2014
  • $10,000USD
    The Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani

    Make a commitment to your Canoe and experience what is like to journey aboard the canoe your are helping Launch. The Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani. A 62 Ft Traditional Polynesian Voyaging Canoe. This is an incredible experience for up to 10 people. We will provide a crew of 4 with Captain, an escort Vessel, Supplies, a certified Lifeguard, and Crew Training Workshop pre sail.

    0 out of 3 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
  • $20,000USD
    The Ultimate Gift

    This is the Ultimate experience. Make a commitment to your Canoe and experience what is like to journey overnight aboard the canoe your are helping Launch. The Mo'okiha o Pi'ilani. A 62 Ft Traditional Polynesian Voyaging Canoe. This is an incredible experience for up to 10 people. We will provide a crew of 4 with Captain, an escort Vessel, Supplies, a certified Lifeguard, and 2 Day Crew Training Workshop.

    0 out of 2 claimed
    Estimated delivery: April 2014
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