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Reviews, photos and videos for program: Sailing Puget Sound: A Tall Ship Exploration With Your Grandchild
Gayle from Arlington, VA Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 08/10/15 - 08/15/15
This was the best vacation we have ever had with our grandchildren! They loved it and so did we...a real sea adventure. The Adventuress is a beautiful boat and you get to do everything - all tasks necessary for a voyage. It could not have been more wonderful.

Edythe from Olympia, WA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 08/10/15 - 08/15/15
This is your opportunity to be a real sailor.

William from Camas, WA Number of programs attended: 5
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/24/15
This was a wonderful, challenging adventure in a beautiful part of our world. The captain and crew were skilled and knowledgeable and used every opportunity to educate the kids and grandparents onboard. I've been on other intergenerational trips and this one stands out in building camaraderie and teamwork among the participants. My grandson and I had an experience that I'm sure will be a life-long memory for us both. I recommend the just-published book, The Salish Sea, by Benedict and Gaydos, as preparation or follow-up to this trip,

Donna from Colorado Springs, CO Number of programs attended: 1
Date attended: 07/19/15 - 07/24/15
The sailing trip on the Adventuress was a remarkable opportunity to spend time with my grandson in a totally new setting, to explore the San Juan Islands and Puget Sound, to meet amazing new people, to learn about an entirely different aspect of life, and to appreciate the joys of sailing and being on the water. It is a fantastic program!

Ernestine from Cocoa Beach, FL Number of programs attended: 10
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 07/26/14
A fantastic voyage from start to finish! The ship is a beauty and the crew members were knowledgeable, patient and accommodating. The program coordinator "Dan-Dan" had everything planned to keep the kids and the grandparents working and entertained, yet he was flexible when needed. The Captain was great, providing sailing info, sharing stories, and keeping us safe. Of course, best of all was how the kids enjoyed the adventure…I did not hear one complaint during the entire time. The food was terrific (all vegetarian…yeah!!!!), and the kids could take turns helping in the kitchen. Our family (2 adults and 2 grandchildren) would give this trip an A+. Photos to follow as time allows!

Judy from Palestine, TX Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/21/14 - 07/26/14
This is a great intergenerational program for your teenage grandchildren who love being in the out of doors and are up for a grand adventure!! A very well done program.

Oscar from Los Alamos, NM Number of programs attended: 6
Date attended: 07/07/14 - 07/12/14
If the barometer for the success of this trip is the enjoyment that the grandchildren got from it, then I think it was a tremendous success. The trip was skillfully crafted to build relationships with new friends. It was fun to watch the kids working, acting (there were many opportunities to be on stage), and playing together. Many of the crew were skilled in drawing the children in and making them part of the experience. I think every child on board would give this trip the highest marks. It was a little less wonderful for the grandparents. The sleeping quarters were tight and anything but private. The makeshift efforts to close off the “women’s dorm” were unsuccessful as those going up the ladder or those on the deck could look right in. Though the cooks did the best they could with what they had, it appeared that the kitchen was run on a shoestring using donations of ingredients. The food was bland, and anyone who did not like vegetables could spend almost the entire time eating plain rice or pasta. The only drinks offered on board were coffee, tea, and water. The kids didn’t have a glass of milk or juice for the entire trip.

Alyce from Bozeman, MT Number of programs attended: 2
Date attended: 07/07/14 - 07/12/14
this program is a great opportunity to share an intimate and educational experience with a grandchild. the program is quite highly structured with little time for reflection but as a grandparent you can opt out of any of the planned sessions and relax if you wish. Be prepared for tight sleeping quarters with many others, lots of trips up and down ladders, a bland vegetarian diet, incredible scenery, educational night anchor watches, and a fun time setting sails, and meeting a wide variety of wonderful people.

Elizabeth from West Hartford, CT Number of programs attended: 4
Date attended: 06/21/14 - 06/26/14
If you are not willing to clean ship floors on your hands and knees in order to give your grandchild a great experience, do not sign up for this program.

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