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.

Shipmates Cling FNL

It's Membership March!

Take part in our inquisitive, inclusive, and fun community as a Sound Experience Member and sail for free on over 20 Public Sails this year. Everyone who signs up before March 31st will receive a 4"x4" We are all shipmates window cling with the design on the left.

An annual Membership—$70 for an Individual or $120 for a Household—offers incredible access to the 104-year-old schooner Adventuress. It’s also a chance to show your Shipmate Love and support Sound Experience’s mission to improve our marine environment and celebrate our maritime heritage.

Benefits of Membership include free sailing on Public Sails, discounts on many overnight trips, access to Member Transits and the Members Only Expedition, and more!
Join or Renew Today


Ice Cream

Join us for Free Cone Day on April 4th

We’ll once again be partnering with our incredibly generous friends at Ben & Jerry’s for Free Cone Day on Tuesday, April 4th.

Come eat free ice cream (or volunteer for Sound Experience) at the Ben & Jerry’s locations in Greenlake, Gig Harbor, and the Southcenter Mall in Tukwila.

Step aboard for a Seattle Public Sail in April

We’ll be sailing out of Shilshole Bay Marina on April 1, 2, 8, 15, and 16. Sign up today... (And don't forget that Members sail free!)

You can also check out our schedule for Public Sail dates through August out of ports including Bellingham, Olympia, and Anacortes.

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 setting where issues of resource management and environmental stewardship are made visible, understandable, and immediate.
WATH Wheel

Program Spotlight: Women at the Helm

We invite women 18 and over to join us for a 5-day voyage from Seattle to Bellingham, June 21-25. Experience camaraderie and community as you expand your sailing skills and explore the marine environment.

We’ve also announced our other summer overnight trips, including programs for teens, families, and Members.
“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