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We’re many things, and at our core we are an organization that uses powerful maritime experiences to educate, inspire people to adventure, and celebrate our maritime culture. We do it for our own love of boats, in service to our community and maritime industry, but mostly because regardless of the subject, the sea is the most powerful teacher we know.

Port Townsend Bay Tours

June 28 – August 31, 2024

Private Group Sailing Lessons

Offered May 29–September 29

Youth Summer Camps &
Sailing Classes

Registration is Open for 2024

Upcoming Events & Classes

Latest Stories

Charting a Course: The PTMA Pathway to Maritime Careers

By Robin Mills, NWM Program Director Pride, inspiration, and validation. I felt all of it and more tonight at the end-of-the-year celebration for the Port Townsend Maritime Academy (PTMA), our maritime Career and Tech Education (CTE) program. Northwest Maritime developed PTMA in 2018 in partnership with Port Townsend School District and Bremerton’s West Sound Technical Skills…

Summer Fun at Northwest Maritime

This summer, make your way to Northwest Maritime’s Port Townsend campus for memorable maritime adventures. Perfect for day-trippers or those seeking a casual visit, our summer activities offer something for everyone. Visit Our New Welcome Center Your adventure begins at our new Welcome Center, the gateway to our campus and the hub of activity at…

Girls’ Boat Project: Launching Sea Star

Over the past few weeks, we have been working hard to wrap up all our projects. First, it was all hands on deck to assemble and glue up tool trays. The girls finished their tool tray projects off with a coat of Skidmore’s beeswax and rope handles for carrying.

Stories from our Magazine 48° North

  • June Products News
    by Editor on June 18, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    Check out a new gel coat crack filler, sea boots from Grundens, and an electronic visual distress signal in our latest Products News.

  • R2AK 2024 Gets Underway
    by Joe Cline on June 14, 2024 at 10:30 pm

    The 2024 celebration of the weirdest, wildest, most wonderful adventurers has crossed Juan de Fuca and now heads north. I

  • Sea Feasts of British Columbia
    by Andy Cross on June 13, 2024 at 12:00 pm

    On a summer cruise around Vancouver Island, the Yahtzee crew embraces the bounty of the sea and shares some of their favorite recipes.

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