Our Impact

During one 7 week trip, Common Tides is able to serve over 140 students with many of these students snorkeling the reefs and sailing for the first time. All were led by our dedicated and compassionate volunteers, staff, and crew. The goal of Common Tides is not to achieve the highest numbers of students served, but to spark a life-long relationship of ocean learning and stewardship within each student.

Common Tides is working with schools, local organizations, and community members to extend student trips when possible, so that students can spend time learning and building on skills over a period of expeditions. Our excursions give a strong base of ocean experience for the students so that they can then positively cultivate their futures with the ocean around them. You can see it in their faces and hear it in the stories they tell that were inspired by their trip. After all, through learning comes a desire to help.

What Participants and Volunteers Say

Q: Would you recommend the program to a friend? Why or Why not? A: Absolutely. I think we out as much it as the kids and its a good way for us even to find out how important the ocean is to everyone, especially the locals.
Emily, Volunteer
Q: Would you consider returning as a trip leader in the future? Explain why?
A: Yes definitely. I feel like we made a difference to a lot of the kids and it is a program that is needed in areas like these where the locals rely so much on the water.
Emily, Volunteer
It was awesome. Most certainly the best thing I’ve ever done.
Kristina, Volunteer
I loved this experience! For me, 7 weeks was a good amount of time- but if I had to change it I would make it longer not shorter. I learned so much from everyone on this trip.
Sam, Volunteer
Q: Would you recommend the program to a friend? A: YESSSS – this experience has definitely helped direct me in what kinds of things I hope to pursue and how I can be a part of creating change where it is needed most.
Sara, Volunteer
If you enjoy adventure and new experiences, the trip with Common Tides will be the best two months of your life.
Kevin, Volunteer

Some Of Our Expeditions

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