That's why we sail. So our children can grow up and be proud of whom they are. We are healing our souls by reconnecting to our ancestors. As we voyage we are creating new stories within the tradition of the old stories, we are literally creating a new culture out of the old.

— Nainoa Thompson

The most heartwarming Nainoa Thompson quotes that are little-known but priceless

When people come together around common vision, they can accomplish great things. We need the instruments that pull our people together, not apart.


Wealth is also defined by family, connection to our ancestry, and our best vision of the future. All of these find their inner spirit, their constancy, and their strength in the values that shape our thinking and our actions.


We can't care for something we don't understand.

This is the purpose of why we explore and why we voyage.


We are a blue planet and an ocean world.


Life on our planet is defined by the health of our ocean.


In order to take care of our ocean, we need to be knowledgeable.


As I am from Hawaiʻi, the ocean is part of my culture and who I am.

My ancestors were great ocean explorers.