Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours from 5 Departure Locations
There are many tours to choose from, and we have the right fit for you.
At Island Adventures, we pride ourselves on being the most experienced and dedicated whale watching company in Washington state. It's not a fluke that our tour has been voted the best in the Northwest for six consecutive years. Our tours see more wildlife and spend more time with whales than ferry-style trips that have rigid scheduled stops or tours with a shorter duration. Island Adventures holds the industry's highest orca sighting success rate and was one of the first and only companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour. 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. Experience counts!
4-5 hour tours departing April through October, 2017
Our flagship tour is getting a major upgrade for the 2017 season with the addition of the Island Explorer 5. This brand new, state of the art catamaran is the fastest in the fleet and offers three viewing decks for an unparalleled view. Anacortes is one of the best places in the world to see killer whales in the wild, and is definitely a reason why we've been voted #1 in the Northwest the past 7 years!
4-5 hour tours departing May through October, 2017
Port Angeles is located on the super-highway for whales and wildlife known as the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Port Angeles has been a leader in sighting success rate. In 2014, we saw whales on 100% of tours! The Island Explorer 3 is new to Port Angeles, but not to Island Adventures. She's regarded as one of the most comfortable vessels on the West Coast, and is perfect for whale watching in the wild west!
8 hour tours departing April through September, 2017
The waterfront community of La Conner is the perfect departure location for our first ever tour with a stop for lunch! Enjoy a full day on the water for the true San Juan Islands experience. There's ultimate flexibility in finding wildlife as we don't have a rigid sechedule. This laid back, unplugged trip aboard the Island Explorer 4 will stop at Lopez Island on most days – the only tour in the area that does so.
2.5 hour evening Deception Pass tours – April - September
There’s nothing quite like an evening spent on the water – especially from the quaint waterfront community of La Conner. These 2.5 hour tours head under Deception Pass include light appetizers and beer/wine for sale onboard. While this isn’t a whale watching tour, we are always on the lookout! Kick back, relax, and enjoy a tour on the most comfortable boat in La Conner.
3 hour tours departing March through May, 2017
Join us in the springtime for a whale watch tour like no other! With its close proximity to downtown Seattle, Everett's three hour tours are the perfect getaway from the city. This tour focuses on the migrating gray whales which are only in the area for a limited time. Often times, whales are spotted less than a half hour away from the dock (and sometimes closer)! Don't miss the best whale watching deal in Washington state.
3-5 hour tours departing October through March, 2017
Many people are unaware that the traditional travel pattern of our local resident orcas take them south into the Puget Sound in late October. It is not uncommon to have nearly 90 whales playing the waters near Seattle. As Seattle's only dedicated whale watch program, we are in a unique position to be able to find them. Although whales are our #1 goal, there is also a wide variety of wildlife to encounter. Our guests commonly see seals, sea lions, porpoise, and a wide variety of sea birds throughout the winter.