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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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).
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Join us for a Winter Work Weekend in Honor of Martin Luther King Jr.

Whether you come for the day or stay for the weekend, we hope you’ll join us January 14-16 for fun, boat work, and bonding as we come together to honor Dr. King’s legacy of service.

Spread the message that “We are All Shipmates” as we work together to prepare Adventuress for another year of sailing and inspiring the public about Puget Sound.
 
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"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.

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Support the schooner Adventuress

There are many ways to support Adventuress and her mission to educate, inspire, and empower all to care for Puget Sound. Volunteer! Make a tax-deductible gift! Sponsor our annual fundraising gala!

It is the dedication of our incredible community that keeps Adventuress sailing strong.
 
“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