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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.
Equipment Requirements
Sleeping bag, pillow, outdoor attire for changeable weather conditions, comfortable closed-toe shoes

Itinerary for Jun 22 — Jun 27, 2013

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Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 98th 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, 98-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 variety of educational programs including sail theory, navigation 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day One: Saturday, June 22 - 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. 2pm: Adventuress leaves the dock and participants help to set sail towards the first anchorage of the trip. 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 have the opportunity to learn sailing skills, take part in an informal class 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: 7 pm Watch groups muster to plan their evening program entertainment. 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 will introduce 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 98th 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, 98-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 variety of educational programs including sail theory, navigation 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Two: Sunday, June 23 - 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 sail and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. 10 am, Daily rotations begin, including deck watch (sail handling, navigation, steering the ship, etc), educational programs, and optional 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: 7 pm Watches prepare for evening program 8 pm Evening program, including resource report, presented by a different watch each night. 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 98th 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, 98-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 variety of educational programs including sail theory, navigation 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Three: Monday, June 24 - 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 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 sail and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. 10 am, Daily rotations begin, including deck watch (sail handling, navigation, steering the ship, etc), educational programs, and optional down-time. This cycle continues throughout the morning and afternoon.

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:

Evening: 7pm, Watches prepare for evening program 8 pm, Evening program, including resource report, presented by a different watch each night. 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 98th 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, 98-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 variety of educational programs including sail theory, navigation 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Four: Tuesday, June 25 - 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 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 sail and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. 10 am, Daily rotations begin, including deck watch (sail handling, navigation, steering the ship, etc), educational programs, and optional down-time. This cycle continues throughout the morning and afternoon.

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:

Evening: 7pm, Watches prepare for evening program 8 pm, Evening program, including resource report, presented by a different watch each night. 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 98th 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, 98-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 variety of educational programs including sail theory, navigation 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.

Check in time: 4:00 PM


Day Five: Wednesday, June 26 - 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 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 sail and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. 10 am, Daily rotations begin, including deck watch (sail handling, navigation, steering the ship, etc), educational programs, and optional down-time. This cycle continues throughout the morning and afternoon.

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:

Evening: 7pm, Watches prepare for evening program 8 pm, Evening program, including resource report, presented by a different watch each night. 10 pm, Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am.

Lodging: Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Six: Thursday, June 27 - 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: 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). The final day entails a thorough cleaning of each cabin. After sailing a bit in Bellingham Bay, participants will have the opportunity to set sail and participate in a closing circle. The trip will end at 12noon.

Meals Included: Breakfast

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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Included
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5 nights of accommodations
14 meals: 5 breakfasts, 4 lunches, 5 dinners
3 Expert-led lectures
1 Field trips
9 Hands-on experiences
2 Performances

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4.7
Ratings are determined by participant evaluations.

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