Tacoma’s historic tall ship – Odyssey – needs a hand.

At 82-years old, maintaining this classic 90-foot wooden sailboat for service to Pierce County’s youth is a big lift.

Since Odyssey is a Coast Guard licensed sub Chapter T passenger vessel, it requires an annual inspection accompanied by haul out and repair.

She will be entering dry dock on December 1 and undergoing annual repairs necessary to maintain her ability to continue to serve as Tacoma's only historic tall ship serving as a floating classroom for youth on the Puget Sound and beyond.
For over 30 years these annual repairs have been funded through monies raised by the boat itself.

Every summer the dedicated adult volunteers and Odyssey Sea Scout crew host week-long paid charter cruises in the San Juan Islands for other Scout and youth groups from around the country. During the school year, the boat is a floating classroom taking public high school students out for monthly on-water marine science classes.

Monies made from all of the charters usually cover the repair costs.
We rely on our dedicated supporters like you, Friend, to partner with us and invest in today’s youth becoming tomorrow’s leaders.
With the onset of COVID-19 all of the fundraising opportunities were cancelled. Odyssey’s sails are put way, and her 180 days of sailing in 2020 are gone.

The Tacoma Youth Marine Foundation is seeking support for this historic vessel in these unprecedented times. This vessel has provided life-changing opportunities for hundreds of youth - let’s not see her go away.

Make a difference right now and click the DONATE NOW button to send a tax deductible contribution today.