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Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation

Maritime Heritage and Sail Tours on Whidbey Island

Photo above  by Gary Mathieson

Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation was founded to preserve the maritime heritage of Coupeville, Penn Cove and Whidbey Island through education and public awareness.

The CMHF proudly owns and operates the schooner Suva, whose carefully trained volunteer docents and crew members proudly operate Suva according to Coast Guard requirements for an inspected small passenger vessel. Whidbey Island enjoys a rich maritime history with countless stories dating back to the discovery of the island in the late 1700’s. It is our hope to gather all we can and share them far and wide, making new ones along the way.

To learn about joining the CMHF, visit our Membership page.

We have launched a major fundraising effort called Anchors Aweigh!  Click on the Anchor Aweigh!” tab next to the “Home” tab at top of the page for more information

If you would like to make a donation to help our Foundation achieve these goals, see our Donate Here page!

Business members supporting CMHF and schooner Suva

  • 12/12/2020 9:25 AM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Check out our new Fund Raiser at Anchors Aweigh!  Find out how to help make CMHF/Suva financially sustainable!

  • 04/18/2020 3:03 PM | Anonymous member (Administrator)

    Updated: Mar 25 2020

    Bookings are suspended temporarily, until the recreational events and assemblies are once again permissible in Washington State.  To get an email when we will be up and operating again, please send an email to  Thank you…and we look forward to see you onboard Suva!

    CMHF has been focused on the safety and well being of our passengers from its inception. We are acutely aware of the Covid19 threat, and remain vigilant in our efforts to minimize any risk of infection with our guests. Our ship is cleaned regularly, and surfaces with frequent hand contact such as the wheel are wiped down after every sail. Should you, or anyone in your party, feel ill on the day of your scheduled event, we would ask that you reschedule or request a refund. It is important for us that you enjoy your sail and important for you to stay healthy.

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Our Mission: To create awareness of the Maritime Heritage of Coupeville, Penn Cove, and Whidbey Island through education of, promoting, and preserving its maritime traditions. 

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PO Box 532

Coupeville, WA  98239

Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation (CMHF)  is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

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