We foster environmental sustainability, youth development, and maritime careers through powerful shipboard programs aboard the schooner Adventuress on the waters of the Salish Sea. Adventuress is a century-old National Historic Landmark tall ship. Sound Experience is a nonprofit 501(c)(3) based in Washington State, USA.


Save the Date graphic for Sound Experience's annual gala and auction fundraising for youth education aboard the tall ship Adventuress. The graphic shows a chart of the Bellingham Bay area behind text that says "Charting a Course," an event held Sept. 21 at Sodo Park in Seattle, WA.

Support This Important Work -- It's Time to Save the Date for our Annual Benefit Gala & Auction!

Sound Experience is delighted to host the 12th annual gala benefitting impactful youth development programs aboard Adventuress. We invite you to partner with Sound Experience to open maritime and environmental learning to all youth, including those with little access to the Salish Sea. Save the date, Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024!
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Washington's First Approved On-The-Water Outdoor School!

We are excited to share that Outdoor Schools Washington has issued the Seal of Assurance for the satisfactory completion of the Washington State Safety & Management Review.

"Sound Experience has provided documentation and appropriate evidence of safety with their policies and procedures to minimize risk for staff and students. By working together to share best practices, and commit to quality programming, Outdoor Schools statewide will improve the outdoor school experiences for all Washington students in a safe and meaningful manner."

To learn more click the link below or contact Program Director, Jenny Huntley at jenny@soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x 5

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Now Scheduling Programs for 2024!

Schedule your 2024 program today!

Both in-person and virtual options are available to help fit your needs. Programs are available to schools, homeschool groups, learning pods, youth groups and more.

To learn more click the link below or contact Amy at amy@soundexp.org or call 360-379-0438 x 2

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The schooner Adventuress in full sail as seen from above over the dark Salish Sea. The message is "Book Your Tickets Now" regarding 3-hour public sails in the Puget Sound region. Sound Experience is the organization that cares for Adventuress and tickets are for sale on this page or at https://events.humanitix.com/host/soundexperience.

Tickets Now on Sale for our Public Sail Program

Join us for a 2.5 or 3-hour Public or Festival Sail. Our sails are designed to get everybody involved, and no sailing experience is required. From the moment we get under way you'll be invited to help raise the sails or take a turn at the wheel. As we explore the Puget Sound/Salish Sea, the crew will explain it's unique marine environment and share the history of Adventuress. Then listen to or sing a sea chantey, a talk from an on-board guest -- or just sit back and take in the whole experience.
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2023 Sound Experience Annual Report

Sound Experience’s 2023 Annual Report

Dive into the 2023 Report to explore beautiful photos and topics that include all kinds of programs aboard Adventuress, the 4rd Annual Adventuress Cup, new program partners, ship maintenance updates from the captains and work done by our volunteers!
Click here to read Sound Experience’s Online Annual Report for 2023
“Kids learn through experience. Some of the most vivid and meaningful learning happens outside of the classroom… There aren’t many places on Earth that have a resource as powerful as Adventuress. I am truly grateful that my students can have this opportunity.”

Ron W., 5th grade teacher at Discovery Elementary

“It’s a very unique opportunity for young people to get away from an urban environment and really live with a group of people working on the water. Partly it has to do with the historic nature of the ship and partly it has to do with a deep love for Puget Sound. Who wouldn’t want that for their kids?”

Marianne W., mother of a participant on Girls at the Helm