sailing the South Pacific

If you enjoy adventure on the high seas, join us to read about all of our experiences in real time as Zia 🐶and I sail on… plus receive photos and access our exclusive satellite tracking maps to follow our progress and read up-to-the-moment messages about our experience!

By becoming a supporter, you will be enabling us to continue our circumnavigation, creating a compelling story and a light for other former foster youth and the communities that support them.

our itinerary

July 2017 Sailed from San Francisco to Hawaii | October 2018 Returned from Hawaii to San Francisco | March 2019 Departed San Francisco | May 13th Departed San Diego, CA | June 6th Arrived Marquesas | June-September French Polynesia | October Cook Islands & Niue | November-March | New Zealand | 2020 Enter the Indian Ocean! ⛵️

how to ship out with us


Become a part of our journey across the South Pacific as a Stowaway, receiving access to our exclusive tracking map displaying up-to-the-minute details on our location, as well as my little “message in a bottle” status updates.

join the crew

Crew will not only have access to our tracking map, but will also get a peek into the Peregrina’s Log! I’ll write to you be e-mail with our stories of the South Pacific, and share photos with you so you can experience the unique beauty of this remote part of the ocean.

become a mate

The skipper takes special care of her officers. In addition to receiving our logs and photos, you can also reach out to me while we sail, and I’ll answer your specific questions about our journey and send you extra details and pics. I’ll even post international postcards to you from the places we visit, and occasional exclusive Peregrina swag (along with the benefits of every other rank).

a peek into what you’ll get

During our previous passages, these photos and stories were exclusively shared with our crew and mates via satellite e-mail and have never been posted since! Experience views like these and much more by shipping out with us this year as we travel through the South Pacific.

that one time when my first dophin passage companions ever showed up and swam just beneath my toes, and i wept at the magic of it all…

On my second day in the North Pacific High, I had my first ever visit at sea by a pod of dolphins. They swam with me, dancing through water under my feet at the bow. I couldn’t believe that I was standing on top of dolphins.

one offended bird and a half-digested fish…

one offended bird and a half-digested fish…

I adjusted a line from the cockpit and heard an offended “SQUAWWWWK”. Zia started barking, and we went forward to discover a bird on deck that had vomited up a half eaten fish, and was stuck in the space on the deck between the windows and the fuel cans! This was the beginning of an adventure to get the bird off the boat…

i was so cold by this point, how on earth did this guy in need of warmth survive 26 days?!

i was so cold by this point, how on earth did this guy in need of warmth survive 26 days?!

It had been cold and grey for days, and we were only a couple of days from the end of our journey. But on this day, the sun came out and Zia and I were basking in the cockpit. I looked up to check for ships, and saw this little stowaway basking in the sun with us! This led to a funny chase all over the deck and up the mast for us…

come along with us

I hope you’ll join us and share our experience on the high seas. There will be highs and lows, stories of what we find out there on the great blue and in the islands, laughing and crying… I promise a great adventure with us on our journey around the globe.