Who we are

YWAM Ships Kona exists to serve isolated islands and remote shoreline villages through health and healing services.

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We work with local governments

We partner with local authorities and go by invitation only, developing long term and sustainable partnerships.

We provide free medical care

We sail to isolated places, set up clinics ashore, and conduct surgeries on board for free.

100% of our staff are volunteers

From our founder to our janitor, our staff does not get a salary but raise their own support through their circle of influence.


Check out stories and updates from our teams, vessels, and students.


University of the Nations

University of the Nations Kona and YWAM Ships Kona work together on many projects.

Legal Structure

This statement is an attempt to explain how Youth With A Mission (YWAM) legal entities globally have different organizational structures and operations.

Christian Magna Carta

YWAM Ships Kona affirms the Christian Magna Carta, which describes the following basic rights as implicit in the Gospel.