Suva Happenings


SUVA is offering cruises throughout Memorial Day Weekend!

Friday at 5:00pm

Saturday at 4:00pm

Sunday at 1:00pm (Fully Booked – Private Event)

Monday-Memorial Day at 1:00pm

….and as always, Free Dockside Tours!!!

Check us out at the Whidbey Island Sail Fest!




You can tour them all for FREE Saturday, May 19 & Sunday, May 20 10am – 1pm


Your hometown gal will be at the festival! Schooner Suva is a 68 ft Staysail Schooner Built in 1925. She was designed by Ted Geary and is almost entirely of Burmese Teak.

Suva is owned and managed by the Coupeville Maritime Heritage Foundation, a 501(c)3 non-profit, founded to preserve the maritime heritage of Coupeville, Penn Cove and Whidbey Island through education and public awareness. CMHF carefully trains volunteer docents and crew members according to Coast Guard requirements. Visit our website,, to see how you can join the fun and support Suva.

FACEBOOK: Click here to see Suva’s Page



The Hawaiian Chieftain is a 104′ split topsail Ketch that sails the entire Pacific coast every year. Built in Lahaina, HI in 1988, Hawaiian Chieftain has visited Tahiti, and sails as far north as Vancouver, CA.

The crew lives aboard, and teaches maritime job skills for adults and outdoor history programs for kids. To learn all about Hawaiian Chieftain, visit the Grays Harbor Historical Seaport website,

FACEBOOK: Click here to see HC’s Page




Aeolian Adventures (a 501 C 3 educational non-profit), provides student sailors the opportunity to learn history, science, math, and more while working as crew of a traditional sailing ship, S.V. Cutty Sark.

These voyages are provided to student groups and clubs at no charge though donations are accepted. At other times S.V. Cutty Sark is available to others at an hourly rate.

FACEBOOK: Click here to see Cutty Sark’s Page

Whidbey Reads Presents….

Check out the program at Coupeville Library on  Monday, 19 March!

Kaci Cronkhite, author of “Finding PAX,” owner of the 1936 Danish spidgatter Pax and former director of Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, presents stories behind the stories.

Finding Pax chronicles her 7-year quest to find the lost history of PAX. In all, she met 8 families in California, British Columbia, and Denmark. Photographs not seen in the book will be part of the talk and questions are welcome. A signed copy of the highly acclaimed first edition of the book will be given to one lucky person attending! For more information, Funded by Friends of the Coupeville Library.