Buddy Cruise Programs


The mission of Buddy Cruise goes beyond sailing the seas! It involves outreach efforts on land. Below find our additional programs. We hope you will join us on land or at sea!

Ambassador Program

Individuals and families who represent and assist our organization by taking our mission of advocacy, awareness and education into their local communities.

Buddy on Tour

Our mascot “Buddy” and his team tour the United State visiting walks, fundraisers and conferences to educate and promote awareness.


A self-advocate who has made a difference, by looking beyond their limitations and finding their strengths...or...an advocate who makes a difference in the lives of individuals with special needs is chosen to attend and present onboard our annual conference.

Buddy Cruising in the Classroom

Teaches typical children how children with special needs are more like them than not.

Buddy Gives Back

We collect and donate supplies, materials and/or equipment to an organization serving individuals with disabilities, typically in one of the ports that we visit during our annual conference. In addition, when able, Buddy Cruise donates educational materials and supplies to local schools.