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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Help us win the Heart of Seattle Awards!

Exciting news! We've just been named a finalist for the 2019 Heart of Seattle Awards for Experiences. The awards honor Seattle retail and service business that set a high bar for what good business should be. The winner will be decided by a public vote. Will you vote for Sound Experience? You only need to vote once. Thank you for sharing widely and be sure to vote by March 1st!
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Join us for Public Sail!

As Sound Experience celebrates its 30th year step aboard Adventuress for a 3-hour hands on public sail. Become part of the crew as you explore the Puget Sound/Salish Sea and its unique marine environment. Help raise the sails, take a turn at the wheel and share in the history of this 105-year old National Historic Landmark.
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Book your Summer Overnight Voyages now

Join us for some sunshine out on the Salish Sea this summer with our numerous Summer Overnight Voyages!

Teen Programs - Fantastic Voyage, Girls at the Helm, Apprentice opportunities
Family Programs - Intergenerational voyages (Grandparent & grandchild), Member-only Expedition
Adult Programs - Member-only Expedition

2019 Winter Work Weekends - only two left!

Winter Work Weekends are back! Join us February 9th & 10th and March 9th & 10th to help get Adventuress ready for the sailing season.
Click here to read more about the winter restoration project.

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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.
We are scheduling now for the 2018 sailing season. For more information click on the button below or contact Education Director Amy Kovacs at. amy@soundexp.org
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Introducing our Newest Video!

Check out our new and beautiful short video, "Ship as Teacher - A Look at Youth and Maritime Pathways" that shares the experience and impact of overnight programs aboard schooner Adventuress for teen youth that are exploring a career in maritime. It was debuted at our 2018 annual benefit auction & dinner, Party for Adventuress - Seas the Moment and was produced by Arc Media.
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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