Announcing Women at the Helm for 2015!

As a response to many requests, we are excited to announce a new 4-day Women at the Helm voyage through the San Juan Islands with Captain Karen McDonald, who is new to the Sound Experience community. As a Captain and professional mariner aboard ships such as Geronimo, Spirit of South Carolina, and Spirit of Bermuda, Captain Karen brings exceptional skills and a commitment to teaching, building confidence on the water, and sharing her knowledge of all things nautical.

Participants—women age 18 and over—will join together with our crew of shipboard educators to sail Adventuress, explore the islands, learn about the marine environment, and enjoy camaraderie during evening programs. Bring your mother/daughters/aunts/friends. All experience levels are welcome, from beginners to advanced sailors. The cost is $495 ($395 for Members) and the trip is from August 17-20, leaving from Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes. To read more—and to sign up—click here.


Get Your Tickets for the Party for Adventuress

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Sail on Adventuress in 2015

Ready to sail in 2015? Adventuress’ sailing season begins in March and we want to share the many opportunities to step aboard this year. Bring your school, youth group, company–or just yourself!  We offer a wide variety of day and overnight trips for all ages, as well as a Membership Program that includes FREE sailing on over twenty Public Sails in ports across Puget Sound. Sign up today for:

Register Your Class or Youth Group for 2015

Keep it Green, Local, and Life-changing.

Bring your class aboard Adventuress for a Sound Studies or Sound Explorations sail on Puget Sound.  Work with our shipboard educators to craft your ideal program; choose from a variety of lessons that work into your curriculum.  While aboard, your group will raise sails, sing shantys and gain an unforgettable on-the-water experience of Puget Sound and its marine life.

Click Here to view a short video in which students share their favorite parts about their time aboard Adventuress.

Register your group today by emailing Amy Kovacs, our Education Coordinator, or calling her at 360-379-0438.

Click here to learn more about our programs for schools and youth groups.

Microplastics Initiative

Adventuress is partnering with Ben and Jerry's Ice Cream and the Center for Urban Waters to expand our opportunities for citizen science, as well as to educate people who come aboard about the emerging issue of Microplastics in Puget Sound. Throughought the sailing season, scoopers from Ben and Jerry's volunteer their time during select public sails to scoop ice cream and help our shipboard educators and participants aboard take microplastics samples. We are also taking samples during overnight programs, getting students involved with very relevant citizen science opportunities. We send the samples to researchers at the Center for Urban Waters to be processed.

The following Sound Experience Microplastics Map shows the samples that have been processed to date, and is updated as more samples are inputed! We are grateful to all the partnerships coming together so we can be part of this exciting new research!