Sailing Puget Sound: A Tall Ship Exploration With Your Grandchild
Take the helm of a 1913 schooner destined for adventure, exploring marine environments, seeing bioluminescent plankton, enjoying shore walks and learning to sail with your grandchild.
Program No. 9528RJ
6 days
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At a Glance

Live aboard the 101-foot schooner Adventuress—a National Historic Landmark and Puget Sound treasure constructed in 1913—as you take the helm, raise the sails, and absorb the history and traditions of tall ships. Sail through the San Juan Islands by day and anchor at a different harbor each night.
Activity Level
Outdoor: No Sweat
Participants raise sails, prepare meals, and keep vessel shipshape. Must be able to climb eight steps up and down a ladder, climb into bunks, and maneuver in small spaces. Beginning sailors welcome.
Small Group
Small Group
Love to learn and explore in a small-group setting? These adventures offer small, personal experiences with groups of 10 to 24 participants.

Best of all, you'll ...

  • Explore the marine environment through plankton trawls and a shore walk.
  • A crew of educators, naturalists, musicians, and tall ship sailors lead you through an authentic maritime experience.
  • The program’s emphasis is on teamwork, community, and connection to Puget Sound—beginning sailors welcome!

General Notes

Program is for grandchildren ages 10-18. Program starts and ends in Anacortes, WA. Due to the nature of this program, listening devices are not available.
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Rachael Slattery
Captain Rachael is a long-time member of the Sound Experience community, an expert mariner, and a dynamic leader dedicated to running engaging programs on Adventuress. Rachael first came aboard in 2008 and went on to serve two seasons as First Mate. She has extensive “driving” experience, most recently in Newport, Rhode Island, where she got on and off the dock five times daily. When not on ships, Rachael joins her partner, Ben, in running Wild Harmony Farm, an organization that raises organic, grass-fed livestock.
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