HONOLULU - The Hawai'i Island voyaging canoe Makali'i is embarking on a month-long journey to Nihoa and Mokumanamana Islands -- more than 300 miles north of Kaua'i. 

The 14 member crew is currently on O'ahu, and KITV4 caught up with them before they left.

What's surprising -- their food is all grown by the canoe 'Ohana on Hawai'i Island. The educational organization Na Kalai Waa says that's a first for a modern voyage.

The trip will be a training opportunity for non-instrument navigation for the new generation.