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SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON

Sailing Puget Sound: A Tall Ship Exploration With Your Grandchild

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Program #9528RJ
6 Days | 5 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Active
Love to learn in a small-group setting? This collection of programs has at most 10-24 participants.
See our Small Group programs.
EasyFor people looking to exercise their minds more than their bodies. There’s minimal walking and not too many stairs.
ModerateThese programs get you on your feet and include activities such as walking up to a mile in a day through a city and standing in a museum for a few hours.
ActiveFor people who enjoy walking as much as two miles a day, perhaps to explore historic neighborhoods or a nature trail.
Moderately ChallengingFor hardy explorers who enjoy a good physical challenge, spending most of their days on the go.
ChallengingGet ready to keep up with our highest-energy group. These demanding — and rewarding — programs are for seasoned outdoor enthusiasts.
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Sleeping bag, pillow, outdoor attire for changeable weather conditions, comfortable closed-toe shoes

Itinerary for Jul 7 — Jul 12, 2014

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Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 94th year as a working vessel. The Adventuress helps people discover Puget Sound and learn from the educational focus of the ship and the natural environment which fosters a spirit of cooperation, community, stewardship and responsibility.

Ship Information: 101 ft, 82-ton gaff-rigged schooner. Photos are available at www.soundexp.org by clicking on About Adventuress.

Contact info:
San Juan Islands- please contact Sound Experience office for more information
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 360-379-0438
web: www.soundexp.org

Facility amenities: While on board, everyone works together to set the sails, prepare meals and keep the vessel shipshape. Shipboard life provides an experience with a closed ecological system where issues of water conservation, recycling and waste management become more clearly understood. The crew offers a veriety of educational programs including sail theory, nagivation and environmental and marine science workshops.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Three heads (marine toilets), but no showers. Shore stops for showers will be made once mid-trip.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Monday, July 07 - Meeting your shipboard community, learning how to...
Meeting your shipboard community, learning how to live aboard the historic schooner Adventuress, setting sail for the first time.

Afternoon: 1:30 pm Participants arrive & board Adventuress Group introductions, bunk sign-up, participants stow gear Participants are organized into 3 watch groups (8-10 individuals) and meet their watch leaders for the week. 2-6 pm Participants help set sail as Adventuress sails toward her first anchorage. Participants work in orientation stations, 3 hands-on introductions to life aboard ship (how to use the heads, below decks layout, daily schedule flow, etc), deck orientation (learn new terminology & deck layout), and line handling safety (how to secure a line to a belaying pin, secure a line to a cleat, and general safety procedures on deck). As time allows, participants may take part in learning how to sail, join an informal lesson about marine ecology of Puget Sound, or have some personal down time.

Dinner: Dinner 6pm - Meals all week are vegetarian and are plentiful, nutritious and served family style.

Evening: 6:30 pm One watch is responsible for washing dishes, the others prepare a presentation, game, or skit for the group. 8 pm Evening program: a chance for all participants and crew to gather in the ship’s main cabin for 1-1.5 hours of songs, stories, and interactive skits. The Program Coordinator (PC) will lead the evening program as a chance to share some stories, laughs, and ultimately build community which is so critical to a successful voyage. The program concludes as the First Mate orients participants to anchor watch, in which 1-4 participants stand watch on deck for one hour during the night, to ensure that Adventuress is secure at anchor. 10 pm Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am. One crew member stands with 2-3 participants. Duties include checking and recording anchor bearings every 20 minutes, below decks bilge checks, and waking the next watch.

Lodging: Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 94th year as a working vessel. The Adventuress helps people discover Puget Sound and learn from the educational focus of the ship and the natural environment which fosters a spirit of cooperation, community, stewardship and responsibility.

Ship Information: 101 ft, 82-ton gaff-rigged schooner. Photos are available at www.soundexp.org by clicking on About Adventuress.

Contact info:
San Juan Islands- please contact Sound Experience office for more information
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 360-379-0438
web: www.soundexp.org

Facility amenities: While on board, everyone works together to set the sails, prepare meals and keep the vessel shipshape. Shipboard life provides an experience with a closed ecological system where issues of water conservation, recycling and waste management become more clearly understood. The crew offers a veriety of educational programs including sail theory, nagivation and environmental and marine science workshops.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Three heads (marine toilets), but no showers. Shore stops for showers will be made once mid-trip.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Tuesday, July 08 - Setting sails, rotating through several engaging ...
Setting sails, rotating through several engaging educational stations that could include learning about plankton, microplastics, navigation, and more. Going ashore to explore one of the San Juan Islands.

Breakfast: Breakfast 7:30am

Morning: 8 am, Participants and crew begin morning chores (one watch washes dishes, one watch cleans below decks, and one watch prepares the deck for sailing. 9 am, All hands on deck to set sails and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. 10 am, Daily rotations begin, including 'deck watch' (line handling, bow watch, helm rotation, below decks checks), environmental education learning stations, and down-time. This cycle continues throughout the morning and afternoon.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Between 4 and 6 pm, Participants strike sail, Adventuress drops anchor, Deck is tidied up, When conditions allow, participants may climb aloft using safety climbing gear, spend time on deck, or sail or row small skiff along with a crew member. One watch begins dinner.

Dinner: Dinner 6pm

Evening: 6:30 pm One watch is responsible for washing dishes, the other two prepare a presentation, skit, or game for evening program. 8 pm Evening program, including presentations by each watch group. 10 pm Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am.

Lodging: Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 94th year as a working vessel. The Adventuress helps people discover Puget Sound and learn from the educational focus of the ship and the natural environment which fosters a spirit of cooperation, community, stewardship and responsibility.

Ship Information: 101 ft, 82-ton gaff-rigged schooner. Photos are available at www.soundexp.org by clicking on About Adventuress.

Contact info:
San Juan Islands- please contact Sound Experience office for more information
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 360-379-0438
web: www.soundexp.org

Facility amenities: While on board, everyone works together to set the sails, prepare meals and keep the vessel shipshape. Shipboard life provides an experience with a closed ecological system where issues of water conservation, recycling and waste management become more clearly understood. The crew offers a veriety of educational programs including sail theory, nagivation and environmental and marine science workshops.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Three heads (marine toilets), but no showers. Shore stops for showers will be made once mid-trip.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Wednesday, July 09 - Continued sailing and education stations. Opportu...
Continued sailing and education stations. Opportunities to climb aloft, sail or row our small dinghy, and participate in other fun shipboard games and activities.

Breakfast: Breakfast, prepared by some of the participants who stood the last hour of anchor watch, will be at approximately 7:30am.

Morning: 8 am, Participants and crew begin morning chores (one watch washes dishes, one watch cleans below decks, and one watch prepares the deck for sailing. 9 am, All hands on deck to set sails and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. 10 am, Daily rotations begin, including 'deck watch' (line handling, bow watch, helm rotation, below decks checks), environmental education learning stations, and down-time. This cycle continues throughout the morning and afternoon.

Lunch: We will break for lunch at approximately 12noon.

Afternoon: Between 4 and 6 pm, Participants strike sail, Adventuress drops anchor, Deck is tidied up, When conditions allow, participants may climb aloft using safety climbing gear, spend time on deck, or sail or row small skiff along with a crew member. One watch begins dinner.

Dinner: Dinner will be at approximately 6pm.

Evening: 6:30 pm One watch is responsible for washing dishes, the other two prepare a presentation, skit, or game for evening program. 8 pm - Evening program, including fun activities prepared by each watch group. 10 pm - Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am.

Lodging: Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 94th year as a working vessel. The Adventuress helps people discover Puget Sound and learn from the educational focus of the ship and the natural environment which fosters a spirit of cooperation, community, stewardship and responsibility.

Ship Information: 101 ft, 82-ton gaff-rigged schooner. Photos are available at www.soundexp.org by clicking on About Adventuress.

Contact info:
San Juan Islands- please contact Sound Experience office for more information
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 360-379-0438
web: www.soundexp.org

Facility amenities: While on board, everyone works together to set the sails, prepare meals and keep the vessel shipshape. Shipboard life provides an experience with a closed ecological system where issues of water conservation, recycling and waste management become more clearly understood. The crew offers a veriety of educational programs including sail theory, nagivation and environmental and marine science workshops.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Three heads (marine toilets), but no showers. Shore stops for showers will be made once mid-trip.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Thursday, July 10 - More exploration of the San Juan Islands under sa...
More exploration of the San Juan Islands under sail, another opportunity to head ashore, continued sailing and educational stations.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at approximately 7:30am.

Morning: 8 am, Participants and crew begin morning chores (one watch washes dishes, one watch cleans below decks, and one watch prepares the deck for sailing. 9 am, All hands on deck to set sails and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. 10 am, Daily rotations begin, including 'deck watch' (line handling, bow watch, helm rotation, below decks checks), environmental education learning stations, and down-time. This cycle continues throughout the morning and afternoon.

Lunch: We will head into a local seaport town for part of today, in which people can go ashore to shower, explore the town, and eat lunch on their own if they choose. Lunch will also be available aboard Adventuress.

Afternoon: Between 4 and 6 pm, Participants strike sail, Adventuress drops anchor, Deck is tidied up, When conditions allow, participants may climb aloft using safety climbing gear, spend time on deck, or sail or row small skiff along with a crew member. One watch begins dinner.

Dinner: Dinner will be at about 6pm

Evening: 6:30 pm One watch is responsible for washing dishes, the other two prepare a presentation, skit, or game for evening program. 8 pm - Evening program, including fun activities prepared by each watch group. 10 pm - Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am.

Lodging: Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 94th year as a working vessel. The Adventuress helps people discover Puget Sound and learn from the educational focus of the ship and the natural environment which fosters a spirit of cooperation, community, stewardship and responsibility.

Ship Information: 101 ft, 82-ton gaff-rigged schooner. Photos are available at www.soundexp.org by clicking on About Adventuress.

Contact info:
San Juan Islands- please contact Sound Experience office for more information
Friday Harbor, WA 98250 USA
phone: 360-379-0438
web: www.soundexp.org

Facility amenities: While on board, everyone works together to set the sails, prepare meals and keep the vessel shipshape. Shipboard life provides an experience with a closed ecological system where issues of water conservation, recycling and waste management become more clearly understood. The crew offers a veriety of educational programs including sail theory, nagivation and environmental and marine science workshops.

Smoking policy: No
Smoking policies vary by facility. During all group events and activities, smoking is prohibited.

Bathroom: Three heads (marine toilets), but no showers. Shore stops for showers will be made once mid-trip.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Friday, July 11 - On the last full day of sailing and learning, mor...
On the last full day of sailing and learning, more opportunities to share and create stories that develop a tight-knit community.

Breakfast: Breakfast will be at approximately 7:30am

Morning: 8 am, Participants and crew begin morning chores (one watch washes dishes, one watch cleans below decks, and one watch prepares the deck for sailing. 9 am, All hands on deck to set sails and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. 10 am, Daily rotations begin, including 'deck watch' (line handling, bow watch, helm rotation, below decks checks), environmental education learning stations, and down-time. This cycle continues throughout the morning and afternoon.

Lunch: Lunch will be at approximately 12noon

Afternoon: Between 4 and 6 pm, Participants strike sail, Adventuress drops anchor, Deck is tidied up, When conditions allow, participants may climb aloft using safety climbing gear, spend time on deck, or sail or row small skiff along with a crew member. One watch begins dinner.

Dinner: Dinner will be at approximately 6pm

Evening: 6:30 pm One watch is responsible for washing dishes, the other two prepare a presentation, skit, or game for evening program. 8 pm - Evening program, including fun activities prepared by each watch group. 10 pm - Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am. 10 pm - Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am.

Lodging: Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Saturday, July 12 - Closing circle in which everyone has the opportun...
Closing circle in which everyone has the opportunity to share closing thoughts with the group. As we come into the dock we will take time to take a group photo.

Breakfast: 7 am Participants and crew wake-up while one watch cooks breakfast. 7:30 am Participants muster on deck to share thoughts and experiences from the previous night’s anchor watch, discuss plans for the day, and prepare for breakfast. Participants that cooked perform an original skit. Crew members hold morning meeting to discuss the day’s plans while participants eat.

Morning: 8 am, Participants and crew begin morning chores (one watch washes dishes, one watch cleans below decks, and one watch prepares the deck for sailing. The final day entails a thorough cleaning of each cabin, called a Field Day. Presented as a responsibility to Adventuress as their home for the week. Adventuress hauls back anchor and sets sail toward final port. 10:30 am Closing muster circle under sail in close proximity to marina. Participants are presented with signed certificates from the crew. Participants are encouraged to share highlights and memories from their trip.

Lunch: Participants will eat lunch at 11:30am. Once lunch has been finished, participants will help to lower sails one last time and will motor into port. Adventuress will arrive in Anacortes at 1pm. Prior to disembarking, group photos are taken with participants and crew.

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch

Important information about your itinerary:
Please know that while we do everything we can to finalize all aspects of our programs well in advance, there are logistics that occasionally must be altered. Our website will reflect the most recent information, and we are committed to providing you with final program details no later than eight weeks prior to the start of programs outside the U.S. and three weeks prior to the start of programs within the U.S. If you ever have questions about your program, please don't hesitate to contact us and we will be happy to assist you.
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15 meals: 5 breakfasts, 5 lunches, 5 dinners
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