Climb aboard the 101-foot wooden schooner Adventuress and set sail for Protection Island or around Port Townsend Bay, for a fun-filled day learning about the wildlife of the area and the Salish Sea. …
Climb aboard the 101-foot wooden schooner Adventuress and set sail for Protection Island or around Port Townsend Bay, for a fun-filled day learning about the wildlife of the area and the Salish Sea. Sponsored by the Port Townsend Marine Science Center (PTMSC), the sail is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday, Aug. 30, departing from NW Maritime Center dock in downtown Port Townsend.
“Experiencing a sail on the Adventuress is a lifetime memory,” said Janine Boire, executive director for the PTMSC. “Add to that the opportunity to view the wildlife that inhabits the island – like eagles, puffins, elephant seals, plus more – and you’ve got a perfect day for the whole family.”
Protection Island Wildlife Sanctuary, at the mouth of Discovery Bay, is a special place in the summer. Naturalists from the PTMSC, familiar with the island, its local bird population and marine mammals, are on-board interpreters and provide commentary.
You can help the crew sail this historic vessel while enjoying a leisurely tour of the wildlife sanctuary or Port Townsend Bay, if the wind pipes up too strong. It’s a photographer’s dream come true, so don’t forget your camera.
All proceeds for the sail benefit the PTMSC’s educational programs. Cruises are $80 per person ($75 for members of the PTMSC, Burke Museum, Audubon or Washington Ornithological Society). Reservations are required and may be made by phone at 360-385-5582 , online at
ptmsc.org/cruises or by e-mail