Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport

Attractions Port Vila

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Description

Get onboard of our eco-friendly and traditional Vaka! Sustainable transportation is often seen as elitist and unaffordable. Not for Okeanos. For us, transportation has to be sustainable ecologically as well as financially. This is the challenge of the Okeanos Vanuatu, a fossil-fuel free vessel, mixing sustainable transportation, ocean conservation and tradition revival. And what is more, it’s not any vessel, it’s a Vaka, a sailing canoe built according to traditional Polynesian design. This one runs only on solar panels and has a coconut oil-powered engine. Built to make a difference.

Description

This Vaka Motu is not new in Vanuatu, it has been here and there for almost two years, right after Cyclone PAM. The boat and its crew have helped with disaster relief work by delivering crops and seedlings to the different islands where the agriculture was weakened or destroyed. Its first passage dated to when the fleet of Pacific Voyagers went all the way to Solomon Pacific Art Festival after a two year journey across the Pacific to revive traditional sailing.

Map & Directions

Kumul High Way Port Vila, Efate

Directions

port vila town centre water front