Tuamotu Expedition 2024

Are you ready to explore the secluded Tuamotu islands with us? These remote and isolated atolls are the true pearls of the South Pacific! Imagine dipping your toes in to white sugary sandy beaches while surrounded by crystal clear blue waters and tall coconut trees. Didi you know that some of the best reefs and reef eco systems in the …

THE MAN WHO CAN SMELL THE ISLANDS 

We have to start this blog by introducing the Captain, crew and the participants of this voyage. First is our captain, Titaua, since he is “ the man who can smell the islands”  Titaua has been a member of the Tahitian Voyaging Society since the very beginning.  I had met him and his lovely wife back in 2012 and it …

Early humpback whale sightings on Kauai and Big Island, what does that mean?

First official humpback whale sighting this season was on the south west coast of Kauai reported the The Garden Island News paper. On October 9 two boat operators confirmed this sighting. Why are they here so early? Humpback whale sightings in October are not unusual. As a 30 year Maui resident and whale enthusiasts I can assure you that these …

A SENSE OF BELONGING

A sense of belonging is one of the most important components in the life of a prosperous, happy, peaceful individual. A person who is productive and beneficial to their community and our society. Being on board Faafaite was like being back at our grandparents home.  No matter where on earth you grew up, we can all relate and connect through …

Turtle Defense Program

OCEAN DEFENDER SEA TURTLE CONSRVATION PROGRAM We are thrilled to announce our conservation project for the threatened nesting sea turtles population of Guanico Abajo, on the southern tip of the Azuero Peninsula, Panamá. Beginning in July of 2017, our organization will be enacting our efforts to establish monitoring projects on Olive Ridley sea turtles in order to aid in their …

Kuna Yala Expedition

KUNA YALA EXPEDITION  This Ocean Defender expedition takes place the exotic archipelago of San Blas. Located in the Caribbean side of Panama San Blas is home for the mysterious Kuna people. The archipelago consists of 365 islands. You can literally explore one island a day. Our 70 foot custom build Polynesian sailing canoe. On this eight day expedition we will …

Passing the torch

“The ocean needs as many ambassadors as possible, especially when they have worked hard to promote the conservation of all of its species…” This was our answer to a comment referring to Cristina Zenato. In November we posted a picture of Cristina in her chain suit and called her our “First Lady” of the sharks, as we always have. This …

Escudo de Veraguas Expedition

Come and explore the virgin jungles and exotic beaches of Escudo de Veraguas and Kusapin on board a 70 foot Polynesian style sailing canoe. This hand made vessel is a replica of a Polynesian voyaging canoe. She has crossed the Atlantic four times and she is now in Panama awaiting to cross to Pacific on her way to Easter Island. …

Ocean Safety Tips

1. Before you jump in the ocean to swim or snorkel, observe it first and make sure the waves are not big.  Our currents and waves are very powerful. You could drown or get swept out to sea easily if you don’t know these two. 2.  If you are not a good swimmer please use a life jacket when going …