Invitation: Join Peace Boat US’ Youth for the SDGs Programs - Register by April 30!




Join Peace Boat US’ Youth for the SDGs Spring I Summer Programs - Register Now!


Peace Boat’s 114th Global Voyage has departed Japan onboard Peace Boat’s new vessel, M/V Pacific World. This is the first voyage in three years due to the global pandemic and takes place as Peace Boat celebrates its 40th anniversary. During the departure ceremony, Peace Boat Director and Founder, Yoshioka Tatsuya expressed his gratitude to everyone who has supported Peace Boat during this time. “The only reason Peace Boat has been able to continue for 40 years is thanks to each and every one of you,” he said.



During this 114th Global Voyage, Peace Boat US is excited to announce a new series of programs as part of our education for the United Nations Decade of Ocean Science for Sustainable Development to be held onboard. Highlighting the theme of this year’s UN World Oceans Day: “Planet Ocean: Tides are Changing, the programs seek to raise awareness about Life Below Water and encourage positive action for our blue planet. 



As the Peace Boat sails on its inaugural voyage of the new ship, we are scaling up our initiatives for Ocean Literacy, through educational onboard and port programs to educate youth on the issues of environmental sustainability, intercultural communication, and the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). We encourage our friends and partners across the globe to register and join us this Spring and Summer on our Youth for the SDGs Programs! Please see more detailed information below: 







Dates and Programs for the United Nations Ocean Decade 2023:


Arctic Voyage: May 24 – June 14, 2023

Tilbury (London) UK - Sailing through the Fjords of Norway - Iceland


May 24 – Program starts in London: Ocean and Climate Networking Reception at Selina Hotel, Camden

May 25 – Environmental sustainability and ocean education action day

May 26 – Peace Boat arrives Tilbury (London) UK: River and waterway plastic clean-up with UOCEAN and partners

May 27 – Peace Boat departs Tilbury (London) UK: Blue Economy Partnership Event

May 31 – Åndalsnes, Norway: Oudoor exploration, marine science data collection

June 2 – Tromso, Norway: Sailing and kelp study program

June 3 – Honningsvåg, Norway: Marine science data collection

June 5 – Longyearbyen, Norway: Study program in biomimicry

June 9 – 10 – Akureyri, Iceland: Marine science data collection and water sample testing

June 11 – 12 – Reykjavik, Iceland: Program onboard Peace Boat

June 13 – Educational program: Visit to the Blue Lagoon, water testing and geothermal studies

June 14 – Program conclusion in Iceland




Register your interest to join the voyage:



Latin American Voyage: June 20 – July 5, 2023

Panama - Sailing through the Panama Canal - Guatemala - Mexico


June 20 – Program starts in Panama City: Welcome dinner at Selina Hotel, Casco Viejo

June 22 – Study program: Nature-based solutions with the Kuna and Embera Indigenous Communities

June 23 – Learning about renewable energy with the Center for Sustainability and Excellence

June 24 – Peace Boat arrives Cristobal, Panama & Embarkation

June 25 – Peace Boat sails through the Panama Canal

June 28 – Puerto Quetzal, Guatemala: Cultural exchange with Mayan Indigenous Community 

June 29 – Mangrove reforestation for climate action

July 2 – Manzanillo, Mexico & Disembarkation

July 3 – 4 – Blue Economy Forum in Mexico

July 5 – Program Conclusion




Register your interest to join the voyage:




  • Program fee – $5000 USD for per voyage. The fee includes travel onboard the Peace Boat, onboard programs, shared cabin accommodation (additional fee for single cabin if available), meals, and port programs. This fee does not include travel to/from the ship or travel insurance.
  • All ages and backgrounds are welcome to participate.
  • Youth for the SDGs Scholarships are available for ages 18-30.
  • Deadline for registration for both programs is April 30, 2023.






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