See up to 5 Types of Whales from 3 Departure Locations!

Enjoy the freshest food in the San Juan Islands.

South of the Border Café on the Island Explorer 5 offers the best food in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Guests will enjoy freshly prepared food, hot and cold beverages (including beer and wine) at reasonable prices. No need to bring food with you, as this galley has something for everyone. All sales onboard are debit or credit cards only; sorry, no cash. Thank you!

See our other menus.

All of our vessels have a wide selection of hot food, snacks, drinks, convenience items, and souvenirs for our guests. Our menus vary with the length of tour and departure location.

Whale Report

See what we've seen on the water. There's a detailed account from every tour since 2003!

Whale Report

Online Reservations

Make a reservation online with our secure system and receive an immediate email confirmation.

Online Reservations

Prepare for your tour

It’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared.  See our tips, suggestions, and frequently asked questions.

How to Prepare