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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Adventuress in Tacoma

Dock Talks - A New Event Series

Join the crew of Sound Experience and a special guest speaker aboard schooner Adventuress for an exciting new FREE speaker series in each port she visits this year! Adventuress will be dockside for the presentation and will remain open for dockside tours for 30 minutes after the presentation.

Upcoming Dock Talks:
Anacortes - Saturday July 27
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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
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Bring your school or youth group aboard- Now scheduling for fall 2019!

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 fall 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