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.
"Fending off" means avoiding a person or situation. Sailors "fend off" another vessel by pushing it away with oars or other gear. A "fender" (also part of an automobile) is often employed to keep two boats from chafing each other.