The Sailing Angels Foundation offers free sailing excursions on a daily basis for education, respite and recreational therapy. Originally serving individuals with cognitive challenges, physical challenges and life threatening illnesses, we have since expanded our reach to include those suffering from severe traumatic experiences and socially challenged children. These guests include “at risk” children, military veterans, first responders, families of the incarcerated, bereaved families and those recovering from domestic violence. Families and caretakers are always welcome on these trips. Our mission is to bring peace, healing and happiness to the individual and their families. The program is often transformational to the individuals and their families. We create priceless memories, one sail at a time!

The Sailing Angels Foundation is a 501(c)(3) non-profit charitable organization, based in the Greater Houston area.

Use the contact page to address your questions. Use the donate page to make a donation. Use the general registration page to sign up for an upcoming adventure or to express an interest in volunteering.

Congratulations to Debbie Hughes, Founder and Chairwoman of the Board, for being selected by AIG Life & Retirement Services for the 2020 Community Spirit Award, which honors employees who go above and beyond in serving their community. The Sailing Angels Foundation has received a charitable contribution on Debbie’s behalf. For more information, please click here.


Click the picture on the right to see a recent TV segment from ABC13: Kids with Special Needs become captains with hydro-therapy



2019 Salute to Heroes Cruise from Rising Tide New Media on Vimeo.

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Saturday was not a great day to sail, but it was a great day to watch for Dolphins! 😎🥰 Multiple Dolphins were spotted off Captain Mary’s sailboat Second Wind. Thanks to Sailing Angels crew Sharron for the video! ... See MoreSee Less

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hopefully we'll see some next month for our sail!!!!

They were sure checking you out. How fun!

Welcome to Cassandra, her dad James, and Service Dog Lincoln! Often we see a few dolphins, but this time Captan Mary found a whole pod of them following a shrimper. Possibly as many as twenty! Thank you to our volunteers Captain Mary and crew Marian and Sharron. ... See MoreSee Less

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A joyful motor sail. But dolphins everywhere. It was an amazing day

Welcome Jacob and his Dad Bill! No wind today but Jacob had a great time driving us around Galveston Bay! Thank you to our volunteers Captan Dave and crew Elaine ... See MoreSee Less

 We had a blast on the Houston Party Boat with the Down Syndrome Association of Houston and friends. Thank you to Captain Elise and crew Kayleigh, and Sailing Angels crew Heather and Debbie, a mother-daughter duo.  ... See MoreSee Less

Welcome to the McGregory Family! We had a great morning sailing with Addison. We were accompanied by dolphins for part of the journey! Thank you to our volunteers Captain Ken and crew Christi and Michael. ... See MoreSee Less

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