history 

Ocean Passages, LLC was formed in 2015 to offer world-class sailing education aboard a traditionally-rigged sailing school vessel.  After a million-dollar overhaul of the wooden schooner Harvey Gamage — we now offer week-long voyages in partnership with Sailing Ships Maine.

Our Maine office is in a shipyard on the Portland waterfront. We’ve assembled a passionate team with years of experience in at-sea education, ship operations and repair. Integrating these disciplines allows us to use Harvey Gamage, a beloved ship who has touched the lives of countless sailors, as a platform for experiential education on the New England coast.

Sailing on board a Tall Ship as part of the crew for a week changes teens' perspective and helps them develop leadership and teamwork skills. Our goal is to expand the number of students we reach each year — ensuring that trainees have the opportunity to spend a week at sea disconnecting from technology, learning new skills and building friendships that have been proven to last a lifetime.