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 6,630 wildlife tours conducted, and have led excursions for over 270,000 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
  • 100+ 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
  • Two 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). ). These waters, located 90 miles inland from the open Pacific Ocean, are considered to be one of the best whale viewing territories in the world. See a larger view of the webcam.

Why sail with Island Adventures?

No Ferry Hassles

We’re locally owned and operated

We’ve been active members of the Pacific Whale Watch Association since 1996

We provide the world’s best opportunity to see whales in the wild

Our guests from around the world have made us #1

Be Prepared!

  • Check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure time (we suggest 1 hour prior to departure for Anacortes)
  • Dress warmly
  • Bring a camera
  • Food is available for purchase on board, but feel free to bring your own snacks

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