See up to 4 Types of Whales from 4 Departure Locations!

A boat built specifically for whale watching.

Vessel Features

  • Outside rail viewing space on one side of the boat for all guests
  • Indoor heated seating for all passengers
  • Three viewing decks for the best possible vantage point over the water 
  • Best galley menu of any tour boat in the area – fresh and changing with the seasons
  • High-speed catamaran with speeds capable of 25+ knots
  • AED defibrillator onboard with highly trained and qualified staff/crew

Sample Galley Menu:

  • Surfer Burritos
  • Fresh Wraps
  • Nathan’s Hot Dogs
  • Ivar's Clam Chowder
  • Fountain Soda
  • Beer and Wine
  • Souvenir Mug with Unlimited Beverages

See Full IE5 Menu

See our other incredible whale watching vessels.

The Island Explorer vessels all look very similar. IE3, IE4, and IE5 have full walk-around lower decks, huge upper decks and great sound systems. These designs separate a whale watching boat from a repurposed fishing boat or crew boat. Our vessels are the only boats in the area with outside rail viewing space on either side of the boat for all guests. They are also very stable, making them fantastic photography platforms. Island Explorer vessels are safe, fast, and comfortable.

Online Reservations

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

Online Reservations

Whale Report

See what we've seen on the water. There's a detailed account from every tour since 2002!

Whale Report

Whales and Wildlife

Our goal is to share as much local wildlife, scenery, and history as possible on each and every tour.

Whales and Wildlife

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