Hokule'a has ventured to the other side of the world during this voyage.  But now, she's getting closer to home making landfall on the East Coast of the U.S.

Greeted by members from the Seminole Tribe of Florida, the crew took a moment to pay their respects to the area's native people and the National Park Service.

The voyaging canoe left Hilo two years ago to spread awareness about conservation of our oceans.  But, Nainoa Thompson, navigator and president of the Polynesian Voyaging Society says the journey is more than that.

Those who've joined the crew on this incredible journey say it's about peace and Aloha.