Fa’afaite

Fa’afaite, a double-hulled voyaging canoe from Tahiti representing the origin of our Pacific people, as well as representing Tupaia as an important navigator on the Endeavour’s journey to Aotearoa and communicator between Māori and Cook.

This vessel is the main asset of Fa’afaite-Tahiti Voyaging Society, a non-profit organization created in 2009. Its goal: to help the renewal of ancestral navigation, without instrument. Fa’afaite means reconciliation, which reflects our desire to reconcile man with nature, his culture and his ancestral roots. The organisation is part of a local network, bringing together more than 20 cultural and environmental protection associations.

Fa'afaite - Tahiti Voyaging Society