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We Want to Hear From YOU!!


Sound Experience is currently undergoing a Strategic Education Initiative in which we are looking at how we want to shape our education programs for years to come. And we'd love your help! Please take a moment to fill out our short survey to help us fine-tune our direction. We have one survey for our broad Sound Experience community, and a second for teachers and youth group leaders.


Click Here for the community survey

Click Here for the teacher survey


Sail with us in 2014!

We are now registering for programs in 2014! We have a great line-up for the summer, including our 6-day Fantastic Voyage for Teens, our 4-day Girls at the Helm Leadership Voyage, and our 3-day Farm to Ship sail for adults! We also have multiple Road Scholar Intergenerational Voyages and an adult-only Road Scholar adventure.

Girls at the Helm: August 10-13 WAITLIST ONLY

This trip, focused on leadership and the environment, will be an intimate experience for girls entering 7th-12th grades.  On this 4-day voyage, girls will be teamed up with mentors - women leaders in their field - including experts in subjects such as tall ship sailing, social work, marine biology, and photography.  The journey will include sailing adventures in the San Juan Islands as well as specific activities dedicated towards leadership development. This trip will start and end in Anacortes. Click here for more information

Fantasic Voyage: August 3-8

Some of our most popular programs are our Fantastic Voyages for teenagers.  On this 6-day, 5-night voyage, 24 participants join our Crew aboard Adventuress to sail throughout the San Juan Islands!

While aboard the ship, teens are assigned to Watch Groups and take part in setting sails, steering the ship, cooking vegetarian meals, caretaking the vessel, standing anchor watch at night, and learning about Puget Sound. Click here for more information

Farm to Ship: August 15-17

Back by popular demand, this year we are pleased to announce our second 'Farm to Ship' Sail for adults only. Step aboard Adventuress for a 3-day adventure focused on food and fun. The final evening of the trip will include a trip to a local farm in the San Juan Islands, including a tour and a farm fresh meal! Click here for more information

Road Scholar: Multiple Dates Available

Live aboard the schooner Adventuress — constructed in 1913 as a private yacht and converted into a teaching ship — as you take the helm, trim the sail and absorb the history and traditions of tall ships. Sail through the San Juan Islands by day and anchor at a different harbor each evening.
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Register Your Class or Youth Group for the 2014 School Year!


Keep it Green, Local and Life-changing

It's true.  Classes and youth groups are already scheduling their trips for next year.

Bring your class aboard Adventuress for a Sound Studies 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.

Register your group today by emailing Megan Addison, our Education Director, 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!