Common Tides provides free marine science and sailing programs to students in developing
countries and areas in order to inspire stewardship, learning, and environmental awareness.


Our Mission

Common Tides offers free marine science education for school children in order to promote knowledge, protection, and understanding of the marine environment. In turn, children will learn skills to empower them to protect their natural environment.


Our volunteers will get the unique opportunity to help teach and protect marine habitats which are essential to the local community and to further develop their career potentials. Inquire now on how you can volunteer to help!

Our Impact

During a 7 week trip, we are able to serve over 140 students; many of these students are snorkeling and sailing for the first time. Our goal is not to achieve the highest numbers of students served, but to spark a life-long relationship of ocean stewardship.

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If your in the New England area you should check this out for your kids! Awesome way to spend a summer ...

We would like to thank you for all of your support this year! In 2014 NESS, named by US Sailing as the 2013 Outstanding Community Sailing Center, celebrated its 10th anniversary as a non-profit organization, and we would not have been able to do it without you. We hope you enjoy this video that highlights all of the activity this year. While students are learning, you can see by the smiles on their faces that they are also having fun! Wishing you health & happiness this Holiday Season, and a wonderful New Year, from all of us at NESS!

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