Latest LAMI News
Posted: March 30, 2020
Dear Family and Friends of LAMI, Yesterday, Friday, March 27, 2020 marks Los Angeles Maritime Institute’s 28th anniversary as a non-profit serving young people though empowering experiential programs aboard our sailing tall ships. This happy occasion is usually celebrated at LAMI’s Building G with plenty of pizza and reminiscing around tables with folks from every […]
Posted: March 23, 2020
Dear LAMI Team Member, Just wanted to get a quick note to you to talk about how we are dealing with the current health emergency. At this time we are aware of no team members that are ill, and we are hoping to keep it that way. I know many of us would love to […]
Posted: March 20, 2020
Los Angeles Maritime Institute (LAMI) prides itself on prioritizing safety in every aspect of delivering once-in-a-lifetime educational adventures to young people at sea aboard our sailing tall ships. One of the essential lessons working at sea teaches us is to be prepared for any unknown circumstance and to quickly respond to, adjust for, and solve […]
Posted: December 19, 2019
The Long Beach Post has listed our Explore the Coast/Explora la Costa Sail as The #1 thing to do this weekend!
Posted: December 13, 2019
About a week before that crisp, damp Friday morning, December 6th, 2018, the final trunnel was hammered into the hull of the Swift of Ipswich. The last thru-hull was inspected, the new bottom paint dark as a starless night, her topside red and yellow as the sunrise, every hull plank and keel bolt longing for […]
Our Fleet of Tall Ships
Our Core program, provided at no cost, primarily to underserved youth in middle and high schools, and also to any school or organized youth group regardless of income or social status.
An extension of our Topsail Youth Program, where everyday tasks on board a ship become lessons in Science, Technology, Engineering and Math. The Tall Ships provide an exciting, hands-on learning experience!
Every month, we offer a bi-lingual, coastal environmental education experience. We take a 3.5 hour excursion up the Palos Verdes coastline, and raise environmental awareness of our local area.
Did we mention our programs are a success? When a student from our other programs wants to stay involved with our ships and learn more, the Youth Crew program provides a place to continue the training and discipline to become part of the crew. Offered to youths 13-19.
When school is out, our ships don’t stop sailing! Three hour sails? Dockside overnights? Nope, it’s Summer! How about 3 great summer camps to choose from? Offered to youths 6-17, June thru August.
We have a collection of Educator Resources and Educator Resources in Spanish. These are freely available educational materials that explore marine biology and marine life, ocean pollution, and microplastics.