Become a Member

GHHSA Window Decal

Shield & Anchor

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Our members are a foundation of support for the tall ships Hawaiian Chieftain and Lady Washington. When you join as a member, you become a part of a community of people who believe in the importance of maritime history, quality outdoor education for our young people, ocean stewardship, and limitless adventure.

Membership has benefits—your support is so vital to the continuation of tall ships, that we do all we can to shout thank you from every rooftop. Every Historical Seaport member gets:

  • Free access to membership sails*
  • Priority boarding on public sails1
  • Your choice of a tasteful window decal or delightfully tacky “my other car is a tall ship” bumper sticker
  • Invitations to members-only and special events
  • A shield & anchor membership card
  • 25% off merchandise purchased online and by phone from our ship’s store
  • A subscription to our monthly eNewsletter and biannual Currents mailed newsletter

Boatswain Membership ($50)

Free access to membership sails for two as well as the benefits above. Join now!

Student/Senior Membership ($25)
Boatswain benefits for people 60 or older, or students with valid ID. Join now!


Family Membership ($100) 

Free access to membership sails for four, choice of two: bumper sticker and/or membership window decal, as well as the benefits above.  Join now!


Treasure Island Leatherbound

Captain’s Circle ($250)

Two sailing tickets3 with priority boarding1 good for any sail, a collectors edition “Treasure Island” signed by our tall ship captains, and all the benefits of a family membership. Join now!


Scrimshaw Writing Set

The Commodore Society ($500)

Four sailing tickets3 with priority boarding1 good for any sail, a scrimshaw whaling scene writing set with horn and wooden pens and inkwell, and all the benefits of a family membership. Join now!


Desk-Compass

The Admiral Society ($1,000)

For our strongest supporters we offer six sailing tickets3 with priority boarding1 good for any sail, a handsome reproduction of an antique brass compass, and all the benefits of a family membership. Join now!


If you would prefer to mail us a check, please download our Membership Sign Up Form (PDF).

All or part of your membership, depending on level, is tax-deductible. Call us at 800-200-5239 for more details. You may wish to consult your tax professional. Questions? Call 800-200-5239 or email development@historicalseaport.org. Thank you!

Terms and Conditions

Members must be able to show their membership card or (if over the phone) give their membership number in order to receive benefits. Determining tax deductibility is the sole responsibility of the participant; please consult your tax advisor to determine the tax deductibility of your gift. All gifts must comply with GHHSA gift policies and guidelines as approved by our Board of Directors. Membership benefits subject to all standard GHHSA policies in order to ensure the safety of all participants.  Please allow up to 30 days for receipt of benefit certificates and materials. Unless stated otherwise, all membership benefits are limited to 365 days in duration.

*Membership sails are not available in all ports and are booked on a space-available, first come, first served basis. Please consult our online calendar for scheduled membership sails. Tickets must be booked by phone or aboard (no online booking). At ten days prior to the date of sail all tickets that have not been reserved by members will be made available to the general public for purchase.

1 Priority boarding means that provided guest is present 45 minutes prior to departure, they have the opportunity to select the vessel of their choice before general ticketing. This does not apply in the event that one vessel has been chartered, or if only one vessel is scheduled to sail. Participation in any of these activities is subject to all regular GHHSA policies.

2 Please consult our online calendar for scheduled members-only and special events.

3 Sailing Tickets with Priority Boarding: Vouchers can be used by member or given away- vouchers must be redeemed for tickets before sailing. They are usable for any type of sail and for any age passenger, however cannot be exchanged for tickets if a sail is sold out. Priority boarding means that provided guest is present 45 minutes prior to departure, they have the opportunity to select the vessel of their choice before general ticketing. This does not apply in the event that one vessel has been chartered, or if only one vessel is scheduled to sail. Participation in any of these activities is subject to all regular GHHSA policies.