As an integral part of our business, Naked Pirate Travels dedicates to supporting a select group of ocean-centric non-profits whose missions are to protect, preserve, and study the oceans and seas of the world. We will demonstrate that support by integrating fundraising efforts into all parts of our business. These non-profits include Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI), National Marine Sanctuary Foundation, Historic Ships in Baltimore, and the USS Constitution Museum. All of these organizations highlight nautical history, ocean science, or marine conservation, which together represents important, worthy efforts that affect humanity and all life on Earth. Learn about each organization below, make a donation, and stay current on all our efforts to appreciate and experience the oceans of the world!
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is a world-class, independent, non-profit research center in Woods Hole, Massachusetts, that conducts ocean exploration, cutting-edge science, and provides transformative educational opportunities to students.
Formed in 1930 and now with almost 1000 scientists and staff, WHOI is an independent voice that provides vital ocean knowledge for the public, policymakers, businesses, and the scientific community. From climate change and marine life studies to underwater exploration and public outreach, WHOI is leading the way to help humanity keep the oceans healthy in the 21st Century and beyond. Learn more and donate HERE.
National Marine Sanctuary Foundation
The National Marine Sanctuary Foundation (NMSF) is one of the leading voices for the protection of marine life and habitats in U.S. protected waters. With two National Marine Monuments and 14 National Marine Sanctuaries — that stretch from Massachusetts to Hawaii — the Foundation manages sites with unique ecosystems and marine life, as we as historically significant shipwreck sites.
Help maintain and expand U.S. protected marine habitats by becoming involved in the Foundation today. Learn more and donate HERE.
Historic Ships in Baltimore
Come over to the Inner Harbor in Baltimore, Maryland, and experience a truly unique collection of naval vessels. With a focus on 19th and 20th Century naval life and seafaring, step onboard the USS Constellation, USS Torsk, LV116 Chesapeake, and US Coast Guard Cutter WHEC-37. From sailing on expeditions to capture slave runners to walking the decks of a World War II submarine, Historic Ships offers immersive educational and interactive programs where people can get a vivid glimpse into the lives and times of the crews on these ships.
USS Constitution Museum
As the oldest continuously-serving ship in the U.S. Navy, the USS Constitution represents the storied history of the US Navy since the inception of the Navy by the Continental Congress in 1775 and the U.S. Congress in 1798. The USS Constitution Museum has the mission to preserve and retell the history, stories, and battles of “Old Ironsides”, as well as teach about naval life in the 18th and 19th Centuries. The Museum is a bridge from the naval past to the naval present, while also celebrating the continuing service of the USS Constitution.