Sail Baltimore provides a free program of visiting ships to Baltimore residents and visitors. We are one of the city’s premier waterfront attractions, a changing museum in the Inner Harbor in which residents and visitors alike can learn about maritime history – past and present – and different cultures. Through our visiting ships program, vessels come and go throughout the year – staying for anywhere from one day to one week – and open their decks. Because of Sail Baltimore’s efforts to bring ships to Baltimore and publicize each visit, visitors are able to board and tour unique ships, learn about different cultures, interact with people from around the world, and learn about navigation, geography, technology and maritime history.
Our Learn the Ropes program optimizes the unique educational value of Sail Baltimore’s visiting ships program. Our programs offer youth from Baltimore and surrounding communities the opportunity to board ships from around the world — promoting learning, and cultural exchange and understanding.
Our programs support our mission of contributing to Baltimore’s economic development, providing educational opportunities and fostering cultural exchange.
Sail Baltimore, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit, operates with a volunteer board of directors and a small staff. We also depend on volunteers from the community to keep us on course. Our programs are supported mostly through corporate and individual donations, both cash and in-kind, and some public funding. We are always seeking new sponsors, supporters, and volunteers to support our programs.