Sea Faring Opportunitiese for thos in Need

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SOFTIN 691 Camino Campana Santa Barbara, CA 93111

Contact Captain David Bacon
805-964-2046 or

Email Captain David Bacon


SOFTIN inc. is a 501.3C
Non-Profit Corporation, all donations are tax deductable

Our Mission Statement

Teach enabling life skills and sense of self esteem to the challenged (including but not limited to; disabled/handicapped/impaired/elderly/youth) through one-on-one hands-on educational lessons and experiences at sea; engaging in marlinspike seamanship; viewing, identification and monitoring of marine mammals and seabirds; practicing subsistence/recreational fishing skills focusing on the principles of ethical angling; teaching ocean conservation values and water quality issues; learning about the people, infrastructure, vessel types and general job opportunities among our waterfront communities; monitoring and educating the public and resource managers about sea life and habitat.

Your Mission Statement

Help us help them. Your tax deductible donation to SOFTIN, Inc. will enrich the lives of the handicapped, disabled, impaired, elderly and youth we serve. You will give them educational experiences and skills that they would otherwise never gain. Imagine the nurturing power of close interaction with the creatures of the sea mammals, birds, fish, mollusks. Imagine their joy of learning life-enriching skills including reading the signs of weather, monitoring marine life, fishing, working with ropes and learning to use charts/maps. Finally, imagine the genuine and profound appreciation of the special people we serve and empower to live fuller lives. Our mission is made possible by your mission. Give generously and do it now because the need is now.

The following pages describe our methods and donation packages. We accept any level of donation with appreciation. We particularly need major supporters to help us expand our services and service assets.

Repetitive donations (monthly, quarterly, annually) can be facilitated with an authorization from your financial institution or credit card information. Trust funds can be set up to provide ongoing mission support. Please talk to us about establishing these most cherished support options.