WORLD CLASS FACILITIES FOR YOUTH, SAILING &
PROGRAMS AND OFFERINGS
Sea Star Base Galveston's Mission is to provide a
high-adventure marine and maritime destination offering aquatic education programs that instill lifetime leadership, teamwork skills, and independence in body, mind, and spirit.
The vision of Sea Star Base Galveston (SSBG) is to create a place where through high adventure at the edge of, and on the water, all people, especially youth, have an opportunity for growth and discovery of their duty to God and Country, others, and themselves. This aquatic community base will be a launching point from which many will enjoy on-the-water programs for the very first time, while others will find a means to reclaim their sense of independence. Still, others will discover lifelong hobbies or even their vocation. The various components of SSBG will work together, just like the parts of a sailboat, to support this course of discovery.
The organization was founded by Captain Charles and Rosemary Doolin whose original idea to build a modest sailing center expanded to become an inspired vision: a high-tech, state-of-the-art complex sitting on 10 beautiful acres of land. SSBG is outfitted with a fleet of 39-boats; a seagoing classroom equipped with the latest technology; a fully handicapped accessible LEED Platinum certified state of the art building; swimming pool; and modern-day marina.
SSBG teaches specialized classes in small- and large-boat sailing, kayaking, marine conservation, navigation, seamanship, and swimming-lessons while instilling a respect for and love of the sea. Summer Camp 2020 is an intense, engaging week packed full of fun and educational activities. Year-round programs are provided, and there is always something more to learn. SSBG also collaborates with The Children’s Center and GISD to offer programs to at-risk youth and students. The entire campus and boats are fully wheelchair accessible and, everyone is accommodated and welcome.