Learn to Sail a Tall Ship
Gain a Fresh Perspective
Grow Your Confidence
Experience Nature
Explore Remote Places
Refresh Your Spirit
Live in Community
Work as a Team

Welcome Aboard!

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Each year, 1700 young people (ages 13-25) learn to sail a tall ship with SALTS.
The Society offers transformational experiences aboard the schooners  Pacific Grace and Pacific Swift. School or youth groups participate in five-day voyages to the Gulf Islands each spring and fall. Individual young people join in ten-day summer voyages to extraordinary places such as Desolation Sound, the Great Bear Rainforest, Haida Gwaii, and the West Coast of Vancouver Island. Bursaries are available for those who cannot afford the full cost. A couple of Day Sails each year are open to all ages.  Our motto is "Training Young People, By the Sea, for Life."

Our Mission

Our mission is "to develop the spiritual, relational, and physical potential of young people through sail training, shipboard life, and associated activities in a Christian environment." We welcome everybody, from all walks of life, into our community. We believe that every person has intrinsic value and is worthy of love. We seek to create an environment that is caring and respectful, where young people are encouraged and inspired. We believe that love is the greatest cause in the world, and that our highest calling in our relationships is to love one another. We invest in the lives of others, young people in particular, to challenge and enable growth.