Reaching the isolated in the Sea of Cortez, Mexico.

With Amazing Grace Maritime Missions, you can use your skills to reach the most isolated and disadvantaged communities on the coast lines of Mexico and beyond.

Partnering with YWAM Ships Mazatlan aboard the M/V AMAZING GRACE, we help bring hope to communities along Mexico’s Riviera Nayarit and the Sea of Cortez. Our model is to partner with skilled medical volunteers to help do everything from basic education to primary health care and minor procedures. We accept medical volunteers of all skill levels and backgrounds that seek to make a difference in the lives of the people of Mexico.

Medical Outreaches

Beginning Spring of 2020, we will be able to host teams of 4-10 volunteer healthcare teams aboard the Amazing Grace. A typical team consists of 50% medical personnel and 50% general volunteers. Contact us for prices and dates

Costs include the following:

  • In Country Travel
  • Food
  • Housing Aboard Amazing Grace

Communal living with other volunteers such as staff and crew.

Costs does not include air flights to where the ship is located.

Primary Health Care Clinics (PHC)
Mobile teams leave the vessel each morning on inflatable zodiacs and conduct clinic activity ashore returning to the vessel for dinner and overnight accommodations. Depending on the location the clinics may be running medical, optical, dental, community health education (CHE) and midwife clinics.

Dental work is done on the AMAZING GRACE as well as mobile dental units we take ashore. The most common procedure is pulling teeth and relieving people of immediate discomfort and infection. We also work with local dentists here in Mazatlan to provide long-term preventative training once the immediate needs have been met.

Optical clinics are held ashore as well. Thousands of pairs of collated glasses collected throughout the year are dispensed at the optical clinic. These enable children to read the black board at school and continue their education. Simple glasses that were previously sitting in drawers or discarded become an amazing gift for many.

Community Health Education
Education of just a few mothers and grandmothers in the area of basic health means they become trainers themselves when they return home. This is one of our most multipliable ministries – training trainers! The impact is not just one family but often entire villages meaning massive change for their future.

Support Amazing Grace


  • Doctors & Nurses
  • Dentists & Dental Assistants
  • Technicians
  • Midwives
  • Opticians
  • Physical Therapists
  • Pharmacists
  • Community Health Educators
  • Translators

Volunteer Today

Volunteer with Amazing Grace Maritime Missions! We’ll host your medical outreach with YWAM Ships Mazatlán.


Our educational programs teach students science, engineering, and sailing skills.


Our Legos Engineering program demonstrates science and engineering skills using Legos building blocks. Teaching students science, communication & teamwork. Inspiring children to explore and learn.

“I never knew school could be so much fun,” Lupita exclaimed!


Aboard our 32 foot sailboat, s/v Amazing Hope, we give children sailing experiences by teaching biblically based life skills. With our smaller sailboats under 10 feet, we train younger students from the age of 10 to 18 to build their character through learning how to sail.

“I’ve lived by the ocean my whole life & this is the first time I’ve been on a boat,” smiled,” Chino.