The Green Coconut Run is a cooperative sailing voyage, launched by 30 friends, to realize the dream of sailing around the Pacific while promoting ocean health.
About the Voyage
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. Subscribe to our Blog to stay posted on upcoming trips.
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:
- marine reserves
- micro-plastics research
- solar lights
Read the National Geographic explorer article about our research with microplastics.
Read the Seven Seas magazine covering our work with marine reserves & solar lights:
Read our blog about our latest project in French Polynesia: the Marquesan School Kids Educational Marine Reserve.
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)
Santa Barbara Newspress cover story! (February 2015)
The Surfer’s Journal, p. 121, Issue 26.3 (Jun 2017)
SCUBA diving Magazine’s short article (November 2016)
Deep Magazine’s Green Issue, (March 2016)
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.
A Day in the Life at Anchor
Who has come aboard?
Check out our Crew Bios.
Check out our Instagram
Thanks for being a part of the dream!
“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
Or see the topic that interest you below…
Tuamotos : Reao Atoll (eastern Tuamotos) / Makemo, Tahanea, Faaite, Fakarava / Hao, Amanu, Haraiki / Tikehau, Rangiroa, Apataki
Questions? email us at GreenCoconutRun@gmail.com