Hokulea sets sail around Hawaii Island: Stops planned in Hilo and Kawaihae

Hokulea sits in Kailua Bay. In April and May, she will make stops in Hilo and Kawaihae for free community events. (CHELSEA JENSEN/WEST HAWAII TODAY)

KAILUA-KONA — Hokulea’s visit to Hawaii Island is part of the “Mahalo, Hawaii” sail, which commenced last August to recognize and celebrate the contributions of families, employers and communities that made the three-year Malama Honua Worldwide Voyage possible.