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.



Bring your school or youth group aboard- Now scheduling for the 2020 school year!!

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 2020 sailing season. For more information click on the button below or contact Education Director Amy Kovacs at. amy@soundexp.org
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Sound Stories

Celebrate Sound Experience's 30th year and share your Sound Story!

Have you worked aboard Adventuress and had a moment that has stayed with you? Were you a participant aboard a day or overnight program and have an experience that helped you become who you are today? Are you a volunteer, member, or fan of Adventuress?

We would love to hear from you!
Click here to share your story!
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Dock Talks - 2020 schedule coming soon!

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 before the presentation.

Keep an eye out for upcoming Dock Talks in 2020:
Click here to learn more!

Join us for Public Sail in 2020. Sailing dates to be announced

As Sound Experience celebrates its 31st year in 2020 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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“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