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.


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


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.

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