There are many ways to support or participate in the events of the schooner Suva.
Become a member
The best way to support Suva is to become a member of the Whidbey Island Maritime Heritage Foundation (WIMHF). Your membership will help:
Operating and maintaining Schooner Suva
Upgrading onboard electrical, mechanical and safety systems
Maintaining Coast Guard Certificate of Inspection (COI) as a Small Passenger Vessel
Education, community outreach, hands-on training
Preserving our Maritime Heritage
As part of your WIMHF Membership, during Suva’s sailing season (May-October) all WIMHF members are entitled to a free cruise aboard Suva on any regularly scheduled sail.
Join the crew
Being a part of the Suva’s crew is rewarding, easy, and fun! No experience necessary! We will help teach you everything you need to know to be a safe and effective member of the crew.
Your job aboard Suva is much more than being a lookout, hoisting sails, clearing the foredeck, or tending a sheet. You are a customer service representative, a narrator, a naturalist, a historian, a conservationist, a teacher, a cruise director! Our goal is to provide the best experience to our guests making it more than just a boat ride.
Whidbey Island Maritime Heritage Foundation was founded to preserve the maritime heritage of Coupeville, Penn Cove and Whidbey Island through education and public awareness.
Whidbey Island Maritime Heritage Foundation proudly owns and operates the schooner Suva, whose carefully trained volunteer docents and crew members proudly operate Suva according to Coast Guard requirements for an inspected small passenger vessel.
We need your support to help achieve these goals and continue to operate the SUVA.
What our guests say
Setting sail with Schooner Suva Tours in Coupeville was nothing short of a poetic journey. The crew's passion for sailing was infectious, and the conversations with fellow guests were both enlightening and heartwarming. This was more than just a tour; it was a soulful adventure on the waters.