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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Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival Sails

Sail on Adventuress at the 41st annual Port Townsend Wooden Boat Festival, Sept. 8-10. We will be at City Dock in downtown Port Townsend, just outside the Festival gates. Three-hour sails depart at 10:30am and 2:30pm Friday; at 10am and 2pm Saturday; and at 11am and 3pm Sunday. Click below to register for a space aboard, or sign up at the Sound Experience booth on City Dock. We look forward to seeing you there!
Please Note: Some festival sails may sell out in advance.
Festival Ticket Registration

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Join us for a summer overnight trip

Step aboard as a "Shipmate" and join our welcoming and supportive Adventuress community on an overnight trip this summer.
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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.
 
“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