See up to 5 Types of Whales from 4 Departure Locations!
The biggest savings in 20 years.
At Island Adventures we are serious about finding whales and doing so at the best possible price. For 2018, we've lowered our prices across the board without compromising the quality of our tours. We want to pass the savings on to you by offering the deepest discounts in Island Adventures history. Check out below to see what savings you qualify for!
$30 for 30
Big savings for booking in advance!
Adults save $20 when you book 30+ days in advance and an additional $10 with military ID, AAA, AARP, seniors 65+, or college student ID. This deal cannot be combined with promotion codes or other discounts and is valid on whale watching tours only.
Save $20 for booking 30+ days in advance + Save $10 with adult discount = $30 Savings
Free Poster from Anacortes and Port Angeles
All tours – free in gift shop after tour
All adults from our Port Angeles and Anacortes departure locations receive a free souvenir poster after your tour. Be sure to also check out our gift shop for some great souvenirs!
Promotion valid while supplies last.
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.
Whale Sighting Records
Our 96% success rate speaks for itself. See how the 2017 season is shaping up in the Whale Report.
- 2017: 571 of 603 tours – 94.7%
- 2016: 515 of 525 tours – 98.1%
- 2015: 429 of 433 tours – 99.1%
- 2014: 363 of 375 tours – 96.8%
- 2013: 260 of 266 tours – 97.7%
- 2012: 212 of 225 tours – 94.2%
- 2011: 262 of 266 tours – 98.5%
- 2010: 477 of 488 tours – 97.7%
- 2009: 239 of 248 tours – 96.4%
- 2008: 258 of 264 tours – 97.7%
- 2007: 244 of 256 tours – 95.3%
- 2006: 479 of 505 tours – 94.9%
- 2005: 269 of 274 tours – 98.2%
- 2004: 205 of 210 tours – 97.6%
- 2003: 221 of 230 tours – 96.1%
- 2002: 193 of 198 tours – 97.5%
Check out all of our departure locations:
One of the best opportunities to see wild orcas is right here in the San Juan Islands, February through December. The Salish Sea is home to one of the richest varieties of marine life on the planet. There's no better place to view the charismatic orcas of the salmon-eating J, K, and L Pods, and sightings of awe-inspiring transient, or Bigg's, killer whales are at an all-time high. In addition to orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, and gray whales are also frequently seen throughout the year.
A full day, unparalleled whale watching adventure. Ideal for whale enthusiasts, avid birders, and serious wildlife photographers, this extended 7-8 hour La Conner tour aboard the Island Explorer 4 allows for more time watching whales and exploring the hidden gems of the Salish Sea.
A premier whale watching destination located just outside the famed Olympic National Park. In recent years, the waters surrounding Port Angeles have become one of the leading destinations for viewing humpback whales in North America. Both salmon-eating and mammal-eating orcas are often seen as well. From Port Angeles, the comfortable Island Explorer 3 can head west into the Strait of Juan de Fuca, east toward the San Juan Islands, or north toward Race Rocks Ecological Preserve - no passport required! Best location for guests coming from Tacoma and the Olympic Peninsula!
The greatest whale watching value in the state - just 30 minutes from Seattle! This special limited season focuses on gray whales that migrate along the west coast, stopping to feed in the rich waters near Whidbey Island on their way back to Alaska. While it's possible to orcas, minkes, and humpbacks as well, Everett is one of the few places on earth where guests can watch these gentle giants feeding.