Visiting Vessel: Hikianalia
Arrival & Welcome Ceremony


Join the Ocean Institute as we welcome the crew of the Hikianalia, a traditional Polynesian voyaging canoe, to Dana Point. Cheer the crew as they make their way into the harbor accompanied by local outrigger canoe clubs and greeted on shore by representatives of the Achajamen Nation. Escort the crew into the Ocean Institute for the official welcoming ceremony featuring traditional songs and dances.

This event is free and open to the public.

Event Details: 

Tuesday, October 23
4:00 pm: Arrival in Dana Point Harbor with public viewing area on the Maddie James Seaside Learning Center Maritime Wharf
5:00 pm: Arrival Ceremony with public viewing area inside Ocean Institute’s main courtyard