The adage that it’s about the journey not the destination, was never truer than aboard the Vaka Motu, a traditional canoe that sails between the islands of Vanuatu. Emerging as a project to find green and sustainable transportation in the archipelago, the Vaka draws from local traditions and is true to the designs of old. Not only that, but the trips are full of symbolic and cultural significance.
The Vaka is completely self-sustainable, powered by solar and the wind. It is an efficient way to visit islands that would otherwise be very difficult to reach. The clever design allows it to shore directly in the beach, so you can simply point to an island in the distance and let the explorer in you have a desert island for the day.