Based on the remarkable true story of couple Doug and Robbie Smith, who founded the Safe Harbor Home for Boys in Jacksonville, Florida.
On the eve of their retirement cruise to luxury, self-made millionaire Doug Smith and wife Robbie get a call from Doug's past asking him to "pay it forward" by helping out troubled teens for a brief stay on their boat. A local judge, who took mercy on a young Doug when he was in trouble with police, asks the couple to put off their trip to help spare three teens from serving prison time with veteran criminals.
Through hard work, discipline, and the calm and confidence gained by challenging life at sea under Doug and Robbie's guidance, the boys turn their lives around. In return, the couple finds a renewed sense of purpose and calling for their twilight years.