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.


A Ride in the Heavy Haul-out

Come and see Adventuress splash Friday, April 12th at Boat Haven Marina in Port Townsend. Time 08:30 to 11:00 hrs.

Adventuress has completed the decade long restoration project which has totaled close to $2.5 million with the installation of the new deck. Since October 15th a team of Haven Boatworks shipwrights have been busy replacing the clamp, deck beams and deck planking on Adventuress. In a little under four months new "Sapele" clamps have been bolted to the frames, 57 "Purple Heart" deck beams installed, and a new Douglas Fir deck fastened in place. This restoration guarantees that Adventuress' mission of fostering environmental sustainability, youth development, and maritime careers through powerful shipboard programs aboard will continue for many years. Call Susan in the office for more information at 360-379-0438 x 1

Join us for Public Sail!

As Sound Experience celebrates its 30th year step aboard Adventuress for a 3-hour hands on public sail. Become part of the crew as you explore the Puget Sound/Salish Sea and its unique marine environment. Help raise the sails, take a turn at the wheel and share in the history of this 105-year old National Historic Landmark.
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Spaces still available for our Summer Overnight Programs

Join us for some sunshine out on the Salish Sea this summer with our numerous Summer Overnight Voyages!

Teen Programs - Fantastic Voyage, Girls at the Helm, Apprentice opportunities
Family Programs - Intergenerational voyages (Grandparent & grandchild), Member-only Expedition
Adult Programs - Member-only Expedition

We need volunteers to help during April!

Adventuress is being launched back into the water on Friday April 12th. Once back in the water there will be many small jobs that need completing and much gear to be moved back onto the vessel. If you would like to help, please email our winter volunteer coordinator at volunteer@soundexp.org or call the office at 360-379-0438 X 1.
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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 and hands-on setting.
We are scheduling now for the 2019 sailing season. For more information click on the button below or contact Education Director Amy Kovacs at. amy@soundexp.org
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“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