Trips for Teens


July 10-13, 2018

Girls at the Helm (WAITLIST ONLY- Call the office to be placed on the waitlist)

“Girls at the Helm presented me with all of the options that I had in life and showed me successful women mentors—women doing what they want to do... It was those experiences that gave me a direction in life. I’ve been doing ocean research ever since.”

Amelia F., Girls at the Helm 2009

About Girls at the Helm

Girls in grades 7-12 will step aboard to develop their skills and confidence as leaders, sailors, and advocates for the future of Puget Sound. On this 4-day voyage, girls will be teamed up with women mentors who are experts in their field. This trip will include sailing adventures and specific activities dedicated towards leadership development and STEM.

Please note: this voyage departs from Shilshole Bay Marina in Seattle on Tuesday, July 10 and ends in Cap Sante Marina in Anacortes on Friday, July 13.

The cost is $525 for Sound Experience Members and $615 for non-Members.
A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available for our teen overnight programs. For more information, click here.
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August 5-10, 2018

Fantastic Voyage

About Fantastic Voyage
On this 6-day program, participants join the crew of Adventuress to sail through the San Juan Islands. While aboard the ship, teens are assigned to Watches and take part in setting sails, steering the ship, caretaking the vessel, standing Anchor Watch at night, and learning about Puget Sound. Participants will also get a chance to stretch their legs on shore-based excursions, which may include hiking or helping with a restoration project. The ship anchors out in a different location each night.

Cost is $785 for Sound Experience Members and $925 for non-Members. This trip departs from Anacortes, WA.

A limited number of full and partial scholarships are available for our teen overnight programs. For more information, click here.

Apply to be an Apprentice



Apply for a scholarship

Youth Scholarships

About the Apprentice program
Our Ship's Apprentice Program is a special opportunity for teenagers between the ages of 15 and 17 who have previously sailed aboard Adventuress on an overnight program. As a Ship's Apprentice, you will become a junior member of the crew, assist in leading a watch, improve your deck skills, and support our environmental programs. To find out more, please visit the Apprentice page.
About Youth Scholarships
Though all of our programs are subsidized, we also provide some partial and full youth scholarships on a limited basis.

Scholarship recipients are chosen based on financial need, as well as the applicant's interest and enthusiasm for our educational programs and mission. Eligible programs for a Sound Experience youth scholarship are Girls at the Helm and Fantastic Voyage. To find out more, visit our Youth Scholarship page.

Want more on-the-water learning for your teen? Consider Summer at Sea from our friends at the Community Boat Project!

The Community Boat Project, a like-minded nonprofit helmed by past Adventuress Captain Wayne Chimenti, is offering Summer at Sea, a 12-day longdory voyage that departs from Anacortes and takes place directly following Fantastic Voyage Level 2.

Preference on this program will be given to those who have sailed on an overnight voyage aboard Adventuress in 2017. The trip runs August 11-22, allowing young people between the ages of 14 and 21 to step off of Adventuress, spend a night in Anacortes under the supervision of Summer at Sea, and embark the next day.