13945
San Juan Islands
A Tall Ship Exploration Aboard the Schooner "Adventuress"
Sail the San Juan Islands aboard the historic schooner Adventuress. Explore the marine environment of Puget Sound, learn about the region’s history and improve your nautical skills.
Program No. 13945RJ
Length
4 days
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4 days
3 nights
9 meals
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DAY
1
Meet your shipboard community and explore Adventuress.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
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Adventuress

Afternoon: 1pm - Participants arrive and board Adventuress. Get to know the boat, select a bunk, meet participants, and set sail for the first time.

Dinner: 6pm - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Dinners vary, but may include casseroles, pastas, and stir fries with a salad or vegetable side dish. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing.

Evening: 7pm - One watch is responsible for washing dishes while the other two prepare a presentation, skit, or game for evening program. 8pm - Evening program, including presentations by each watch group. 10pm - "Lights out." Participants stand Anchor Watch in one hour increments until 7am.

DAY
2
Set sail and participate in fun educational activities.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
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Adventuress

Breakfast: 8am - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Typical breakfasts include such fare as oatmeal, granola, eggs, and breakfast burritos. Additional snack food is available upon request from your Watch Leader or the Galley Coordinator. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing. The early morning Anchor Watch will help the Galley Coordinator prepare breakfast throughout the duration of the trip.

Morning: 9am - Participants and crew begin morning chores (one watch washes dishes, one watch cleans below deck, and one watch prepares the deck for sailing). After chores are complete, all hands will gather on deck to set sails and haul back anchor. Adventuress is underway. Daily rotations begin, including 'deck watch' (line handling, bow watch, helm rotation, below deck checks), environmental education learning stations, and down-time. This cycle continues throughout the morning. While not on deck actively sailing, lessons will be offered to all participants based on interest and the crew's experience. Lessons could include nautical skills, natural history classes, environmental conservation, and marine ecology. Other opportunities include journaling, resting, naps, or wildlife viewing.

Lunch: Noon - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Typical lunches are often soup, sandwiches, and salad. Additional snack food is available upon request from your Watch Leader or the Galley Coordinator. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing.

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

Dinner: 6pm - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Dinners vary, but may include casseroles, pastas, and stir fries with a salad or vegetable side dish. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing.

Evening: Participants and crew gather in the ship’s main cabin for songs, stories, presentations, and interactive skits about the day's activities (including resource reports and a natural history report). 10pm - "Lights out." Participants stand Anchor Watch in one hour increments until 7am.

DAY
3
Climb aloft and spend time in our small boat.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
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Adventuress

Breakfast: 8am - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Typical breakfasts include such fare as oatmeal, granola, eggs, and breakfast burritos. Additional snack food is available upon request from your Watch Leader or the Galley Coordinator. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing.

Morning: Similar to day two; general rotation of watches through chores, deck duties, and education stations.

Lunch: Noon - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Typical lunches are often soup, sandwiches, and salad. Additional snack food is available upon request from your Watch Leader or the Galley Coordinator. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing.

Afternoon: Depending on weather, participants will have the opportunity to climb aloft, sail or row our small boat, and spend time out on the bowsprit. Between 4 and 6pm, participants strike sail, Adventuress drops anchor, and the deck is tidied up. One watch begins dinner.

Dinner: 6pm - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Dinners vary, but may include casseroles, pastas, and stir fries with a salad or vegetable side dish. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing.

Evening: Evening program includes Party Piece, a fun activity in which participants share stories, songs, and talents with each other. 10 pm - "Lights out." Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am.

DAY
4
Adventuress returns to final port.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
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Breakfast: 8am - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Typical breakfasts include such fare as oatmeal, granola, eggs, and breakfast burritos. Additional snack food is available upon request from your Watch Leader or the Galley Coordinator. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing.

Morning: 9am - Participants and crew begin morning chores and a deep clean of the ship. Adventuress hauls back anchor and sets sail towards final port.

Lunch: Noon - We serve only vegetarian food due to the nature of our galley, which has limited cold-storage space. Eating lower on the food chain is also consistent with our mission. Typical lunches are often soup, sandwiches, and salad. Additional snack food is available upon request from your Watch Leader or the Galley Coordinator. Please let us know in advance concerning any special dietary restrictions so that we can pass this information on to our Galley Coordinator with plenty of time for menu planning and food purchasing.

Afternoon: 1pm - 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. 2pm - Participants disembark at Cap Sante marina