Services for Seafarers
Our mission is to welcome and care for international seafarers who visit the Puget Sound (aka, seafarers on merchant ships). We visit those ships and provide pastoral presence, so crews know they are known and appreciated. We also offer (for a nominal fee) SIM cards for sale and limited personal shopping for basic necessities for those without shore leave.
We can transport crews in our passenger vans during brief shore leaves for personal shopping and tourist activities.
We are available to provide rides to seafarers Monday through Friday, 10:00 to 17:00 in the Seattle area, as well as the SouthCenter Mall.
We ask for a donation of $5-10 to cover the cost of gas.
Please call or text/whatsapp us at 206-935-3439 to arrange transportation!
During cruise ship season, we offer low-cost rides to crews to/from the cruise ship terminal and downtown.
We offer Lycamobile SIM cards for a fee of $25.
30 days unlimited
Talk/Text/Data, from day of activation
The first 12GB are at 4G LTE, remaining data is at 3G
With the approval of the captain and upon request, we offer communion services, confession, and other sacraments to crews. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange services and sacraments.
During the pandemic, we also offer very limited personal shopping to seafarers for basic personal necessities. This is available when staff and volunteers have capacity to make shopping runs. Crews may also have packages shipped to our Center. We will then deliver them to you when your ship makes its port call in Seattle. If you have a package shipped to the Center, please address the package as follows:
SHIP AND CREW MEMBER NAME
℅ Seattle Seafarers Center
1011 SW Klickitat Way, #209
Seattle, WA 98134
When making an order, please give us at least 48 hours notice so we can ensure someone is available to receive your package.
Note that we usually cannot receive or deliver packages Saturdays and Sundays.
As the pandemic begins to subside, our physical center is beginning to reopen to seafarers again.
We are open Monday-Friday 10:00am until 5:00pm.
The Center includes free WIFI, a comfortable area to rest and play games, and a chapel for quiet reflection.
In short, we care for seafarers!