Others went out to the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty seas - Psalm 107:23 Others went out to the sea in ships; they were merchants on the mighty seas- Psalm 107:23

The Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society is a Christian charitable organization that exists for the purpose of welcoming and serving the needs of those men and women who make their livelihood in the port or at sea without regards to nationalithy, race, ethnicity, politics or religion.


Each year, more than 65,000 seafarers arrive on hundreds of vessels to the Charleston Port. Most crews consist of persons from diverse third-world countries and from many cultures. Three to four nationalities are common for one vessel, with a crew of around 25 seafarers. Many are lonely, away from home and their families for up to a year at a time. The need and opportunity for ministry to these brothers and sisters is tremendous.

Can't find what you're looking for?

Call at (843) 856-7046

Email:  chapssmail@gmail.com

Send A Letter To:


Charleston Port & Seafarers' Society

PO Box 2442

Mt. Pleasant, SC 29465

Please Support Our Partner Organizations: Charleston Motor Carriers Association; Charleston Women in International Trade; http://www.cwitsc.org/ Custom House Brokers & Freight Forwarders; http://cbffac.com/ Maritime Association of Charleston; http://www.maritimesc.org/ Propeller Club of Charleston; http://www.propellerclubchs.com/

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The Charleston Port and Seafarers' Society assist seamen that visit our port every day.  Your support makes possible the continuing of a 200 year old legacy in Charleston and acknowledges that a World Mission is at our very door step.  With a click of a button you can make a donation.


Do you want to recognize a special person for everything they do for others?  Has someone passed away recently?  What better way to recognize a family member, friend or employee than to make a donation to the Charleston Port and Seafarers' society in their name.!  Send an email to chapssmail@gmail.com advising the details of who to send an acknowledgement letter to and one will be sent to that individual with a copy to you.

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Join us to sample offerings from some of the finest restaurants in Charleston.  Then browse our tables loaded with silent auction items including a photo safari to South Africa, condos, artwork, jewelry and much more


Tickets $50.00 each

Contact chapssmail@gmail.com or call (843) 442-1363 for tickets or more information.


PLEASE THANK AND Support these companies that have donated items for OUR silent auction.



Zulu Nyala Group     College of Charleston     Stuckey Brothers Furniture     The Links at Stono Ferry

Middleton Gardens     Mt. Pleasant Seafood    The Coastal Cupboard      Dunes West Golf & River Club

Great Harvest Bread Company     Rogers & Brown Custom Brokers, Inc.        Sky Zone

Port City Moped         Possums Landscape Supply     DoubleTree Hotel, Columbia   TBonz Gill & Grill

Riverbanks Zoo          Brakes 4 Less         Firestone Auto Care       Coleman Public House

Franke at Seaside      Cooper River Bridge Run      Patriots Point      Edmondston-Alston House

Drayton Hall Plantation    South Carolina Stingrays    Friends of the Hunley  RBC Heritage Golf Tournament    Children's Museum of the Lowcountry    South Carolina Stingray's    Friends of the Hunley   Drayton Hall Plantation   Old Exchange and Provost Dungeon   Fort Sumter Tours     

Capt. Byrd's Pirate Tours    Culinary tours of Charleston    Bulldog Tours of Charleston 

 Boone Hall Plantation   Jimmie John's Mt. :Pleasant   P. F. Changs   Becky Temple Jones Fine Art   

Jeff's Barbering, Mt.Pleasant   Hyman's Restaurant   Steven Jordan Art    Odyssey Board Shop

Gerald's Tires & Brakes   Kings Creek Plantation, Williamsburg Va.   Ron Anton Rocz Photography   

Wild Birds Unlimited       BMW Mfg., Greer, SC         Courtyard Marriott Historic District   

Carolina Lanterns & Lighting   Briggs Plumbing   California Dreaming    Stickey Fingers

College of Charleston Sailing


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