Casino Road Youth Set Sail aboard the Tall Ship Adventuress Tuesday, August 9th


Puget sound’s iconic schooner Adventuress and her crew will welcome teens from South Everett’s Casino Road community on Tuesday, August 9 at the Port of Everett to embark on a voyage of four days and three nights on the Salish Sea. The program is made possible by a Washington States No Child Left Inside grant, a joint program with the Washington State Parks and Recreation Commission and other donors. 

Next week’s Everett at Sea voyage is the second of two weeks this summer aimed at engaging up to 30 teens in on-the-water maritime and marine science exploration, and is a collaboration between the nonprofit Sound Experience, which owns and operates Adventuress as its youth education platform, and community-based Connect Casino Road which engages local nonprofits, city officials, schools, and local community leaders in creating a more resilient community. 

Everett at Sea is designed to inspire teenagers to explore environmental science concepts and potential maritime-related career opportunities while learning how to sail a tall ship as crew members “in training.” The youth will have the opportunity to learn skills needed to operate a vessel on Puget Sound and offer fun “challenge by choice” activities – such as taking the helm and climbing the rigging – offering new perspectives in the outdoors. 

The nonprofit Sound Experience was launched in 1989 to inspire stewardship of Puget Sound and the Salish Sea in young people. Its education platform, the 1913 133-foot schooner Adventuress, is a USCG-inspected passenger vessel and is newly restored following a $2.3 million restoration. She carries the National Historic Landmark (NHL) designation and is one of only two NHL sailing ships still in active commercial operation on the West Coast. Over the past 32 years, more than 30,000 children and teens have sailed aboard Adventuress on day and overnight programs throughout the region to learn maritime skills, marine ecology and what it means to become a “shipmate.”  To learn more about programs aboard Adventuress, visit

The Washington State Legislature created the No Child Left Inside grant program to provide underserved youth with quality opportunities to experience the natural world. Funding focuses on serving youth with the greatest needs and helping them improve their overall academic performance, self-esteem, personal responsibility, community involvement, personal health, and understanding of nature.