At GulfQuest, we seek to inspire people to understand and appreciate the Gulf Coast's rich maritime heritage; to inspire youth to pursue education and careers in maritime research and industries; and, to inspire our region to preserve and promote the historical, cultural and economic significance of the Gulf of Mexico.
You can be a part of this inspiration.
Volunteer at the museum and witness daily the joy, excitement and appreciation.
Donate to GulfQuest and support our efforts to provide long-lasting and meaningful experiences.
Support GulfQuest by spreading the word about this whole new way to explore and learn about the Gulf of Mexico.
"Shanghaied" sailors were sometimes drugged and abducted on board ships that were short-handed. Pacific-coast mariners dreaded Shanghai, China because it was so difficult to work a passage directly home. When we "shanghai" someone today, we take them from their planned activities.