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.


Announcing our 2017-2021 Strategic Plan

Every five years, Sound Experience takes the opportunity to step back and look at the “big picture.” We bring 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 are very pleased to announce that we have just completed the process, and we hope you’ll take a look at our 2017-2021 Strategic Plan. Prominently listed among our values is the phrase “All are Welcome.”
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Join the Office Watch Staff!

Are you looking for a rewarding job to further the mission of the schooner Adventuress?

We are now hiring for the position of Development Associate/Events Coordinator. Resumes will be reviewed on a rolling basis and the position will remain open until filled with the perfect candidate.

Join us for our last Winter Work Weekend, March 4-5

We hope you'll join us for the last Winter Work Weekend of 2017—March 4-5—for fun, boatwork, and bonding.

Help with maintenance work and last preparations as Adventuress gets ready for the sailing season.
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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).

"Ship as Teacher": Bring your School aboard in 2017

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.

“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