Green Coconut Run: a cooperative sailing adventure to the South Seas

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The Green Coconut Run is a cooperative sailing voyage, launched by 30 friends, to live the dream of sailing around the Pacific, while promoting ocean health.

Where is the Boat?

Map of Years 1-3 (2015-2017)

Year 1 (2015): California to Costa Rica; Year 2 (2016) Panama to Ecuador; Year 3 (2017) Galapagos to Pitcairn and French Polynesia

Who can join the trip?

From 2015 to 2017, the voyage was private for Co-op Members on shared trips aboard Aldebaran.  Starting in 2018, our sailing co-op welcomes New Guests aboard the boat in French Polynesia. Contact us here: greencoconutrun@gmail.com

 

 


 Ocean Health: “Cruising with a Cause” :

Along our journey, we look for ways to make a positive impact on ocean health and awareness. We have worked in three areas:

  1. marine reserves
  2. micro-plastics research
  3. solar lights

See below for more information about our work:

Read our blog about our latest project in French Polynesia: the Marquesan School Kids Educational Marine Reserve.

Read the National Geographic explorer article about our research with microplastics.

 

Read the Seven Seas magazine covering our work with marine reserves & solar lights:

 

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Watch our Video about the fisherman-created marine reserve in Mexico (that Four Arrows crowdfunded through Kickstarter) and Read about it on our Blog.


Media

Some of the coverage we’ve received along the trip!

 

Listen to NPR’s  Marketplace about our co-op sailing model and the “shared economy” (June 2016)

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Santa Barbara Newspress cover story! (February 2015)

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The Surfer’s Journal, p. 121, Issue 26.3 (Jun 2017)

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SCUBA diving Magazine’s short article (November 2016)

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Deep Magazine’s Green Issue, (March 2016)

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LOA Tree, Multiple articles (March 2015)

 


 About the Boat

Aldebaran is a 42ft trimaran built in Hawaii in 1968. Where do we sleep, eat, and what do we do? Read about the Boat.

 


Who has come aboard?

Check out our Crew Bios.

 


Check out our Instagram

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Thanks for being a part of the dream!

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“There’s no thrill in easy sailing when the skies are clear and blue, there’s no joy in merely doing things which any one can do. But there is some satisfaction that is mighty sweet to take, when you reach a destination that you never thought you’d make”  – Unknown

“Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made.”  – Robert N. Rose


Read our latest blog posts here…

Or see the topic that interest you below…

Marquesas :  Nuku Hiva  /  Ua Pou  /  Hiva Oa  /  Tahuata  /  Fatu Hiva  /  Our two week haul out in Atuona Harbor (Hiva Oa)

Tuamotos :   Reao Atoll (eastern Tuamotos)  /  Makemo, Tahanea, Faaite, Fakarava  / Hao, Amanu, Haraiki  / Tikehau, Rangiroa, Apataki  

 Gambier Archipelago

Pitcairn Island  /  Oeno Atoll

21 day passage across the Pacific

Galapagos

Questions?  email us at GreenCoconutRun@gmail.com

 

15 thoughts on “Green Coconut Run: a cooperative sailing adventure to the South Seas

    • That’s the best part about all this– bringing people together and celebrating these amazing places! Cheers !

  1. So happy to hear that you are finally on your way to a grand adventure. We are in the La Paz BCS area currently. I was wondering why you are not going to venture up into the Sea of Cortez? So many fantastic islands and anchorages. Hope that our paths will cross.
    Mary Silvestri

    • Hi Mary! Great to hear that you are enjoying the La Paz area on your boat. We would LOVE to spend more time up there but getting south before hurricane season is our pressing plan. We are asking other cruisers to explore its protected areas for the Green Coconut Run, because you’re right without Sea of Cortez it would not be complete ! Perhaps we can meet up when we get south, let’s be in touch.

      FYI friends- Mary was the broker who helped make the purchase of Aldebaran happen! I have no idea how she managed to be so patient with that whole process, wow. Huge thanks to you Mary.

  2. Met you all at Santa Barbara Island this past weekend. We were the guys on the Three Musketeers. I thought I would look you up. What an adventure! Just awesome! Between the three of us we have boats in MDR, Dana Point, and LaPaz so I am sure we will run across you all someplace. We will be sure to carry extra gas 🙂
    Captain Dave

    • Captain Dave! You guys were super generous to give us some gas for our dive compressor– we left home in such a hurry we forgot to fill up the brand new jerry cans. Pleasure seeing “Three Muskateers” in Santa Barbara island, and most certainly, we hope to rendezvous again in southern Baja, and visit that remarkable cove you told us about in isla espiritu santo. Cheers!

    • Seriously. It is an awe-inspiring moment to be able to connect with big animals… one can’t help but feel a deep and resounding love! Especially when they open their flippers and send you a hug!

  3. Hey this is Jordan, had a fun time surfing with you guys this morning in Mazatlan! I’ll send you guys pictures from my friend when I get them. Don’t tell too many people about that spot 😉 shoots!

    • Thanks Jordan, total respect towards the local spots especially those still under the radar. What an amazing day (we went back out 1-4pm and it was even heavier!) We will be fueling up in El CID marina tomorrow and might check out Los Pinos perhaps you can see our trimaran out there 😉 cheers

    • Wow…it’s the adventure of a lifetime…Photos, videos, chronicles are amazing…Livin’ the dream…and doing all that it takes to keep it going. Sending much love your way, Sabrina, or should we say La Sirena!

      • Hey Pat and Rick! So wonderful to hear from you guys. We are having such a grand time and are so thrilled to be able to share the adventure with so many. I’m really glad you are enjoying our photos, videos, and writings =) Hope you both are doing well. Sending much love your way!

      • Hi, I’m Ryan’s brother Brad and I am interested in joining you guys, at the end of the month, if Ryan hasn’t already told you. Looking for an adventure and fresh caught fish! Bradley L Smith

      • Hey brad, excited to have you aboard next week! Looks like a nice run of swell coming. The weather has been gorgeous, offshore everyday in Nicaragua!

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