Polynesian Voyaging Canoe Hikianalia to Visit Ventura County Coast

Free dockside canoe tours and crew presentations open to the public, Oct. 6-13

After a 2,800-mile voyage from Hawaii to California using traditional non-instrument navigation, solar and wind-powered Polynesian voyaging canoe Hikianalia and her crew will sail into Ventura County Coast on Oct. 6, making stops along the way including the Channel Islands Harbor, Oct. 10-14. The canoe made its first landfall at Half Moon Bay on Sept. 10, 2018, and held the first of its public engagements along the California coast in San Francisco on Sept. 16.

During the stops in Ventura County, the crew will host a crew presentation and dockside canoe tours, which will give the public an opportunity to learn about traditional Polynesian voyaging and the mission of the Polynesian Voyaging Society’s Alahula Kai o Maleka Hikianalia California Voyage.

Hikianalia will make stops at Ventura Harbor Oct. 6-10, Channel Islands Harbor Oct. 10-14 and Santa Cruz Island in Channel Islands National Park Oct. 14-16. It will then visit King Harbor (Los Angeles) Oct. 17-22, Dana Point in Orange County Oct. 23-30 and finally San Diego Oct. 30-Nov.5.

For more information, contact the Oxnard Convention & Visitors Bureau at 805-385-7545 or visit the website at www.visitoxnard.com.

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