Sound Experience

Cause Area

  • Children & Youth
  • Community
  • Environment


P.O. Box 1390Port Townsend, WA 98368 United States

Organization Information

Mission Statement

Mission Sound Experience sails the historic schooner Adventuress to educate, inspire, and empower an inclusive community that works to improve our marine environment and celebrates our maritime heritage. Vision We envision a future where everyone values Puget Sound/Salish Sea and the world's oceans and chooses to act as stewards of their treasured waters. Values Transformative Education - changing our youth, our communities, and our world Learning Organization - evolving for and with our people Living Sustainably - acting for our waterways Partnering - sharing our collective strengths Integrity - doing the right thing All Are Welcome


Since its inception, the nonprofit Sound Experience has been educating youth and adults throughout Puget Sound with environmental education and leadership programs aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. In over 20 years, more than 50,000 (mostly youth) have sailed aboard, exploring the ecology and history of Puget Sound. In 1989, Adventuress was named a National Historic Landmark. Today, more than 3,000 people a year sail aboard, experiencing first-hand Puget Sound's majesty and vulnerability, and how their daily actions will make a difference in the health of the region's waterways for generations to come.

For more information on day and overnight programs, visit or find us on Facebook at "Sound Experience aboard the schooner Adventuress."


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