Guaranteed Sightings!
New as of July 2015 — Three Different Guarantee Options!

  • Whale Guarantee
  • Orca Guarantee — 3 Tours
  • Money-back orca guarantee — 5 Tours

At Island Adventures we are serious about finding whales. This is a challenge every day because the whales never stop moving! Orca, humpback, and minke whales can travel over 100 miles in a 24 hour period. We use many different resources (cooperatively working together) to help in the search every morning. Over the past 20 years, our spotting network has evolved into the most sophisticated spotting network on the entire west coast — strategically placed land-based spotters using spotting scopes, many other whale watch vessels with a private encrypted radio system, exclusive industry based online sighting network, researchers, dive boats, early morning fishermen, water taxis, tug boats, and ferry boats. If the whales are in the area, we know it.

We understand our guests’ passion to see whales — especially orca whales in the wild. The waters surrounding Anacortes and Port Angeles are in the core whale watching zone. Every day is different and no two tours are the same — that’s why we’ve developed three different guarantee options.

By offering multi-day orca guarantees, we’re not trying to sell you more tickets or force you to go multiple days. We just want to maximize your chances to experience orca whales in the wild, which is a life-long dream for so many of our guests. If you see orca whales on one of your tours, you can cancel any remaining tours at no charge — no questions asked. We also want to set reasonable expectations that this is wildlife in the wild, and we have no control what the whales do or where the whales go each day. What we can give you is the highest possible chance to see whales in the wild due to our vessel speed, location, and tour length. No company sees orcas more than Island Adventures/Port Angeles Whale Watch Company — the proof is in our whale report.

Remember, you’re paying for the opportunity to see whales. Our 97% sighting success rate speaks for itself, but note that it is not 100%. That’s why we guarantee whales.

Whale Guarantee

If you do not see a whale (orca, minke, gray, or humpback) with us you can come again for FREE, for life, on any tour until you do. This is not a gimmick — it is a passion to show our guests whales. Notice there is no fine print and this is not a stand-by pass. Just give us a call, and your next tour is on us. It’s that simple.

Orca Whale Guarantee
May-September

If you book three tours from Anacortes or Port Angeles and do not see orca whales, you can come again for free (for life) until you see orca whales. Island Adventures/Port Angeles Whale Watch Co. are the only companies to guarantee orcas if you book three tours in a week. If you see orcas, you can cancel your remaining tours at no charge — no questions asked. You must enter “3 day orca guarantee” into the notes field at the time you make each reservation in order to qualify for this guarantee.

Money-Back Orca Whale Guarantee
May-September

If you book five tours from Anacortes or Port Angeles and do not see orca whales, we will give you your money back for all of your tours in full, and you can come again for free (for life) until you see orca whales. If you see orcas on any of your tours, you can cancel the remaining tours at no charge. You must enter “5 day orca guarantee” into the notes field of each reservation in order to qualify for Washington State’s only money-back orca guarantee.

We guarantee whale sightings!

We saw whales on:

  • 193 of 198 tours in 2002!
  • 221 of 230 tours in 2003!
  • 205 of 210 tours in 2004!
  • 269 of 274 tours in 2005!
  • 479 of 505 tours in 2006!
  • 244 of 256 tours in 2007!
  • 258 of 264 tours in 2008!
  • 239 of 248 tours in 2009!
  • 222 of 233 tours in 2010!
  • 262 of 266 tours in 2011!
  • 212 of 225 tours in 2012!
  • 260 of 266 tours in 2013!
  • 363 of 375 tours in 2014!

Our 96% success rate speaks for itself. See how 2015 is shaping up in The Whale Report.

Our route each day is determined by the morning’s whale information from our sighting network, other wildlife in the area, and the weather. It’s not determined by a ferry schedule or pre-determined route. Our goal is to show our guests as much wildlife as possible every day. View larger map.

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