USCG Certification

Passenger Vessel (Subchapter T)


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.


Flag: United States of America
Rig: Schooner
Homeport: Port Townsend, WA
Sparred Length: 133'
LOD: 101'
LWL: 71'
Draft: 12'
Beam: 21'
Rig height: 110'
Sail Area: 5478 square feet
Tons: 82
Hull: wood


Who Sails? 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: The Salish Sea including Puget Sound and San Juan Islands
Season: March to October
Built: 1913
Crew: 12-15
Contact: Catherine Collins, Executive Director
Tel: +1-360-379-0438 x1
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