Okeanos Sustainable Sea Transport Ltd. is part of the Okeanos Foundation’s Pan-Pacific vaka network and located in Port-Vila, Vanuatu. Our crew usually departs every Tuesday from Port Vila to the Shepherd Islands where the vaka arrives in the morning. In the afternoon, the vaka leaves the Shepherd Islands transporting root crops back to Port Vila.
As climate change related-issues are rising, Okeanos proposes alternative ways of traveling for communities and tourists as well as raising awareness about environmental issues.
Our wonderful Vaka Motu has been especially designed for inter-islands journeys. This traditional Polynesian canoe is entirely green, purely operated by the wind, the sun and powered by coconut oil.
The Okeanos Vanuatu and its crew have helped with disaster relief by delivering crops and seedlings to the different islands where the agricultural world was weakened and intend to continue helping Vanuatu, one of the most threatened countries in the world.
Empower Pacific Island people to implement traditionally based sustainable sea transportation to ensure independence, cultural revival and ocean stewardship.
With its vaka operations, Okeanos meets 10 out of 17 UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).