9528
San Juan Islands
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.
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Program No. 9528RJ
Length
6 days
Starts at
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6 days
5 nights
15 meals
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DAY
1
Meet your shipboard community and explore the ship.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
D
Adventuress

Afternoon: 1pm - Participants arrive and board Adventuress. Get to know the boat, select a bunk, meet your shipmates, 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: 6:30pm - 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
B,L,D
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: 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, we begin rotating through various fun educational activities and sail handling, including topics such as plankton, emerging issues in Puget Sound, and sail theory.

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: Continue rotating through activities. Between 4 and 6 pm, participants strike sail, Adventuress drops anchor, and the deck is tidied up. One watch helps prepare 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: 6:30pm - 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
3
Explore one of the San Juan Islands by foot.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
B,L,D
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: After morning chores, all hands gather on deck to set the sails and haul back anchor. Once Adventuress is underway, we begin daily rotations, 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.

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: An opportunity to go ashore and explore one of the San Juan Islands. Depending on group desires and abilities, this could be a beach exploration or a trail hike.

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: 6:30pm - One watch is responsible for washing dishes while the other two prepare a presentation, skit, or game for evening program. 8 pm - Evening program, including presentations by each watch group. 10 pm - "Lights out." Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am.

DAY
4
Another opportunity to head ashore.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
B,L,D
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: After morning chores, all hands gather on deck to set the sails and haul back anchor. Once Adventuress is underway, we begin daily rotations, 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.

Lunch: Participants will have the opportunity to spend part of this day exploring a seaside town. They can take showers, explore the town, and eat lunch on their own if they would like. For those who would prefer, lunch will also be provided aboard Adventuress

Afternoon: After spending time ashore, participants will return to Adventuress around 2pm. We will then sail for a few hours before striking sail.

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: 6:30pm - One watch is responsible for washing dishes while the other two prepare a presentation, skit, or game for evening program. 8 pm - Evening program, including presentations by each watch group. 10 pm - "Lights out." Participants stand anchor watch in one hour increments until 7 am.

DAY
5
Climb aloft and spend time in our small boat.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
B,L,D
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: After morning chores, participants will have the opportunity to climb aloft, sail or row our small boat, and spend some time out on the bowsprit. Around 11:30am we will raise the sails and get underway.

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: Rotating through sailing stations and fun learning activities. Between 4 and 6pm, Participants strike sail, Adventuress drops anchor, and the deck is tidied up. One watch helps prepare 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: 6:30 pm - One watch is responsible for washing dishes. 8 pm - 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
6
Adventuress returns to final port.
At anchor in San Juan Islands
B,L

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: After morning chores, 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. 1:30pm - Adventuress docks at Cap Sante Marina. Group photos are taken with participants and crew. 2pm - Participants disembark.