• Draft: 12′
  • Beam: 21′
  • Rig Height: 110′
  • Sail Area: 5478 square feet
  • Tons: 82
  • Hull: wood

Organization: Sound Experience


The 1913 schooner Adventuress sails to increase awareness of the majesty and vulnerability of Puget Sound. Since 1989, the non-profit environmental education organization, Sound Experience, provides hands-on education aboard Adventuress to thousands of young people annually and partners with youth-serving organizations to reach Puget Sound area at-risk teenagers. Volunteer and paid crew receive environmental and sail training. The ship’s apprentice program for youth 14 – 18, and month-long internships for adult sailor/educators also feature extensive sail training. The non-competitive environment fosters cooperation, teamwork, and leadership skills. A National Historic Landmark and a Puget Sound treasure, the Adventuress is truly a boat for the people, providing empowering, life-changing experiences to more than 3,500 youth and adults each year.


  • USCG Certification: Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)
  • Who Sails: Other: Schools and youth groups from elementary to college level, with multi-day trips for maritime skills education, Road Scholar Inter-generational voyages and teens in grades 7-12.
  • Program Type: Sail Training, Passenger Daysails, Private Charters, Dockside Interpretation, Maritime History, Marine Science, Marine Environment and Ecology, Nautical Science & Seamanship
  • Normal Cruising Waters – Winter: The Salish Sea including Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
  • Sailing Season: March to October
  • Year Launched: 1913
  • Number of Crew: 15-Dec
  • Name of Contact: Catherine Collins, Executive Director
  • Phone: +1-360-379-0438 x1
  • Website: https://www.soundexp.org/