At Island Adventures we pride ourselves on being the most experienced and dedicated whale watching company in Washington state.

We support the Center for Whale Research

Because of our very high success rate, Island Adventures was one of the first and only companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour—but it’s our team of highly qualified crew that will make your trip unforgettable! We boast over 100 years of combined experience in the islands, over 6,250 wildlife tours conducted, and have led excursions for over 240,000 satisfied guests.

The San Juan Islands provide one of the best whale watching opportunities anywhere in the world, offering calm waters and a huge variety of wildlife which includes our three pods of resident Orca whales. If you are visiting the northwest or are lucky enough to live here, don’t let this opportunity pass you by!

The truth about aerial whale spotting!

No other whale watch company compares!

  • Guaranteed whale sightings
  • Onboard naturalists
  • Whale-savvy captains
  • Award winning customer service
  • Best whale watch boat in the northwest
  • 400+ feet of outside rail viewing space
  • Large heated cabin
  • Large viewing windows
  • Full upper viewing deck with heat
  • Walk-around lower deck with bow pulpit
  • State-of-the-art sound system
  • Three restrooms onboard
  • Hot food and drink available on board
  • Free 64 page color wildlife guide
  • Free binocular use
  • 10% off in the Island Adventures gift shop
  • Ask for a free Anacortes map in our gift shop
Webcam overlooking Skyline Marina in Anacortes, Washington

Island Adventures’ webcam is overlooking south Rosario Strait, gazing west toward the San Juan Islands from Fidalgo Island (Anacortes). It’s quite possible to see whales right from this camera! The waters you see are part of the Orca’s typical summer travel route as they circumnavigate the San Juan Islands in a clockwise direction. See a larger view of the webcam.