Around the world in THREE YEARS! Thousands gather to welcome home traditional Polynesian canoes in Hawaii after they sailed across the globe clocking up more than 60,000 nautical miles, visiting 150 ports and 23 countries | WHAT REALLY HAPPENED


Around the world in THREE YEARS! Thousands gather to welcome home traditional Polynesian canoes in Hawaii after they sailed across the globe clocking up more than 60,000 nautical miles, visiting 150 ports and 23 countries

A canoe replica of a traditional Polynesian voyaging vessel has returned to Honoulu after completing a three-year journey around the world.

Thousands of spectators gathered around the island of Oahu, Hawaii to welcome the Hokulea boat back on Saturday after it and sister ship Hikianalia covered a over 60,000 nautical miles, more than 150 ports, and 23 countries and territories.

The crew used mostly sun and stars along with ocean waves and cloud movements to track where the ship was along the journey.

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