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.

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It's Membership March!

Take part in our inquisitive, inclusive, and fun community as a Sound Experience Member and sail for free on over 20 Public Sails this year. Everyone who signs up before March 31st will receive a 4"x4" We are all shipmates window cling with the design on the left.

An annual Membership—$70 for an Individual or $120 for a Household—offers incredible access to the 104-year-old schooner Adventuress. It’s also a chance to show your Shipmate Love and support Sound Experience’s mission to improve our marine environment and celebrate our maritime heritage.

Benefits of Membership include free sailing on Public Sails, discounts on many overnight trips, access to Member Transits and the Members Only Expedition, and more!
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2017 Trips for Teens, Adults, & Families

Step aboard for an overnight experience on Adventuress this summer as you work with your shipmates to navigate the San Juan Islands and learn about the Salish Sea.

There's something for everyone—we offer trips for teens, adults, and families (including Road Scholar trips).

Announcing our 2017-2021 Strategic Plan

Every five years, Sound Experience brings together members of our community including staff, Board Members, committee members, and others to bring their vision and expertise to the process of creating a Strategic Plan.

We hope you’ll take a look at our newly completed 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. Prominently listed among our values is the phrase “All are Welcome.”

Bring your School or Youth Group Aboard

Adventuress offers the experience of "ship as teacher"—a way to enhance school curriculum in a truly unique setting where issues of resource management and environmental stewardship are made visible, understandable, and immediate.

Support the Schooner Adventuress

There are many ways to support Adventuress and her mission to improve our marine environment and celebrate our maritime heritage.

Volunteer, make a tax-deductible gift, support the Party for Adventuress, or find out more about leadership opportunities...
“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