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SAN JUAN ISLANDS, WASHINGTON

A Tall Ship Exploration Aboard the Schooner "Adventuress"

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Program #13945RJ
4 Days | 3 Nights
ACTIVITY LEVEL: Moderately Challenging
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, comfortable closed-toed shoes

Itinerary for Aug 24 — Aug 27, 2014

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Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 100th 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 on our flickr page, accessed by going to www.soundexp.org and clicking the 'flickr' icon on the left hand side of the page.

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

Room amenities: The captain has the only private quarters.

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, nagivation and environmental and marine science workshops. Participants and crew sleep in large cabins with 12-16 bunks. There are three marine toilets, or heads, onboard.

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. Head compartments are space efficient and use a vacuum for solids and liquids. Paper and other products are collect in waste basket and changed daily.

Check in time: 1:15 PM


Day One: Sunday, August 24 - Orientation to shipboard life and headed to first...
Orientation to shipboard life and headed to first anchor. Vegetarian dinner served followed by fun getting-to-know you activites before lights out at 10 pm.

Afternoon: Early arrivals are welcome to drop luggage before 1pm and explore the town. 1:30pm boarding time: Participants are organized into 3 nautical "watch" groups (8-10 individuals) and meet their watch leaders for the week. Participants will learn what it means to live successfully on a traditionally rigged tall ship: where to sleep, what do in the case of emergency, how to use marine toilets, where to get coffee, how to handle sails and the structure of the days.

Dinner: Meals all week are vegetarian (including soy, cheese, grains, beans and egg protein sources) and are plentiful, tasty and nutritious- served buffet style. One entrée and several side dishes are provided. Seconds are available.

Evening: 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, presentation and interactive skits about the days activities (including resource reports and natural history report) The program concludes as the First Mate orients participants to anchor watch: 2-3 participants given the opportunity to participate in watch on deck alongside trained crew each hour/each during the night and early morning, to ensure that Adventuress is secure at anchor. This a favorite activity for most for star gazing and bioluminescent plankton viewing.

Lodging: bunk of your choosing Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 100th 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 on our flickr page, accessed by going to www.soundexp.org and clicking the 'flickr' icon on the left hand side of the page.

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

Room amenities: The captain has the only private quarters.

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, nagivation and environmental and marine science workshops. Participants and crew sleep in large cabins with 12-16 bunks. There are three marine toilets, or heads, onboard.

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. Head compartments are space efficient and use a vacuum for solids and liquids. Paper and other products are collect in waste basket and changed daily.

Check in time: 1:15 PM


Day Two: Monday, August 25 - Begin voyage around the San Juan Islands. Day sp...
Begin voyage around the San Juan Islands. Day spent learning how to sail and interpreting marine natural history.

Breakfast: Meal is prepared by and served buffet style by one "watch" of participants along with watch leaders. Meals are plentiful and served hot and could be eggs, pancakes, pastry, canned fruit or oatmeal. Cold cereal is always available.

Morning: Participants and crew begin morning stewardship duties after breakfast (washes dishes, below decks cleaning including floor boards and heads, and one watch does deckwash and prepares the sails for sailing.) All hands on deck to set sails and haul back anchor. Adventuress underway. Daily rotations begin: Each watch will be on deck for 45-90 minute. Responsibilities include taking the helm, bow watch, below decks check, and handling any lines and sails necessary, with guidance from the crew. While not on deck actively sailing, lessons will be offered to all participants based on interests and the crew's experience. Lessons could include nautical skills, natural history classes, environmental conservation, and marine ecology. Other opportunities include journalizing, resting, naps or wildlife viewing. This cycle continues throughout the morning and afternoon.

Lunch: Lunch is a hot meal served buffet style.

Afternoon: Watch rotations continue with sailing, lessons, and down-time. Arrive in the late afternoon to evening anchorage in a quiet harbor around the San Juan Islands. One watch begins dinner while others tidy up the deck and ship and prepare for evening programs.

Dinner: One vegetarian-style entrée and several side dishes prepared and provided by one of the "watches". Seconds are available.

Evening: Participants and crew to gather in the ship’s main cabin for 1-1.5 hours of songs, stories, presentation and interactive skits about the days activities (including resource reports and natural history report) Anchor watch assignments: 2-3 participants given the opportunity to participate in watch on deck alongside trained crew each hour/each during the night and early morning, to ensure that Adventuress is secure at anchor.

Lodging: bunk of your choosing Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Type: Other

Description: Adventuress is a Puget Sound treasure, celebrating her 100th 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 on our flickr page, accessed by going to www.soundexp.org and clicking the 'flickr' icon on the left hand side of the page.

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

Room amenities: The captain has the only private quarters.

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, nagivation and environmental and marine science workshops. Participants and crew sleep in large cabins with 12-16 bunks. There are three marine toilets, or heads, onboard.

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. Head compartments are space efficient and use a vacuum for solids and liquids. Paper and other products are collect in waste basket and changed daily.

Check in time: 1:15 PM


Day Three: Tuesday, August 26 - Continue the voyage, exploring new areas of the S...
Continue the voyage, exploring new areas of the San Juan Islands much like early European explorers did. New opportunites for learning about topics central to Puget Sound stewardship and advanced nautical skills.

Breakfast: Breakfast

Morning: Similar to day two; general rotation of watches among deck and opportunity for lessons is standard as well as ship's stewardship duties. Each watch will likely be experiencing a new duties and have new lessons, depending upon weather conditions. As the ship and crew continue around the San Juan Islands, we stay at different protected anchorages.

Lunch: Lunch

Afternoon: Continuation from the morning's rotation schedule, participants will have the opportunity to learn more about sailing, participate in activities and lessons about the marine ecosystem, and have some time to relax.

Dinner: Dinner

Lodging: bunk of your choosing Aboard Adventuress

Meals Included: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Day Four: Wednesday, August 27 - An exciting day that includes waking up to the su...
An exciting day that includes waking up to the sunrise at a beautiful anchorage in the San Juan Islands. Closing ceremonies commence before departing the Adventuress in Anacortes.

Breakfast: A final breakfast is prepared and served by one of the "watches".

Morning: The final day entails a thorough cleaning of each cabin, presented as an opportunity to help maintain a historic vessel, Adventuress as your home for the week. Adventuress hauls back anchor and sails or motors to final port, weather dependent. 10:30 am Closing muster circle while 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. 11:30 am Adventuress docks at the Friday Harbor Marina. Group photos are taken with participants and crew. 12 pm Participants disembark.

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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