When you donate to Lady Washington and Hawaiian Chieftain’s education programs, you are enabling young people to experience

life-changing adventures on the sea in a way that’s increasingly rare.

Please give to preserve this unique and beautiful way of life.

To send a check, please mail it to this address:

PO BOX 2019

Or call 800-200-5239 to donate by credit card over the phone.

You can also donate by mail with this downloadable form. Instructions are included.

To learn how your donation can change lives, read a few of our stories.

Aloft in the New Age of Sail

by Bethany Loudon When I first stepped aboard the Lady Washington in 2003, I, much like everyone else who had never been up in her rigging, could only associate the ship with her role as the HMS Interceptor in the wildly popular Disney film, Pirates of the Caribbean:...

A First-Time Feeling of Belonging

by Heather Varner I participated in the Two Weeks Before the Mast program back in August of 2009. Before the program, I was shy and kind of a loner, but being on the Hawaiian Chieftain really brought me out of my shell. for the first time in years, I felt like I...

“One of the most profound experiences of my life.”

When Alex Marts was a junior in high school, he was having a tough time. Like many kids today, Alex was having trouble learning “inside the box” of a traditional classroom environment. He was intelligent; he earned his GED at 16. But Alex was a tactile learner who...