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.


Party for Adventuress

Our annual gala is on October 7th at Seattle Design Center.

Join us for an evening of fun, fabulous food and inspirational stories.

Your participation will support Adventuress’ mission to foster environmental sustainability, historic preservation, and youth development.

Funds raised at our gala will help support and deliver these life-changing programs to young people.

We look forward to seeing you there!

For more information or to purchase your tickets, click this button.

Can't join the party?

You can still give a gift, and make a "virtual" raise of the paddle.

Make your donation here.


Join us for the fall Member Transit!

Members, join us for our Fall Member Transit from October 1-2. The transit starts in Tacoma at 9 am and ends in Seattle between 1-2 pm. Click below to register through our online registration system, or e-mail Robin(robin@soundexp.org) for more information.
Register Here!

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.
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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