See up to 4 Types of Whales from 3 Departure Locations!
More specialty tours from more locations.
Our guaranteed whale watching tours have made us the #1 whale watching company in the Pacific Northwest, but our specialty tours offer a chance to enjoy a few hours on the water. Whether it's a private charter for your corporate retreat or an unforgettable 4th of July, we've got a tour for you!
Available year-round from all locations
Island Adventures is known as the area's’ premier whale watching company, but we also offer private charters through the year. Both the Island Explorer 5 and the Island Explorer 4 feature full walk around lower decks, upper viewing decks, great sound systems, heated cabins, galley service, his and her restrooms, and the best crew in the area. Whether it is a whale watching tour, wedding, corporate team building event, or a family reunion, give us a call and we will help you set up an event your guests will never forget.
Join us for a 4th of July you'll never forget!
You've seen fireworks from your lawn chair or picnic blanket, but have you ever been on the water to celebrate USA's birthday? At Island Adventures, we're offering a special 4th of July wildlife and fireworks cruise out of Anacortes and Port Angeles. These 2.5 hour tours will depart at 8:30 PM in search of wildlife before sunset, then we'll position ourselves for a front-row view of the fireworks display. Our full menus will be available and features Ivar's clam chowder, Nathan's hot dogs, nachos, beer, wine, and more! Beat the crowd and enjoy the 4th on the water!
Interested in our guaranteed whale watching tours?
We have the tour you're looking for. Year-round tours are available from three different locations: Everett, Anacortes, and Port Angeles. We move our vessels to be in the best whale-viewing waters throughout the year – that's why departure location availability differs. Click below to see our guaranteed whale watching tours!
Meet the Northwest's Finest Fleet
The Island Adventures fleet are the perfect excursion vessels for whale watching in the Salish Sea and Puget Sound. They are fast, safe, and comfortable - all with full upper viewing decks, walk-around lower decks, and indoor heated cabins with his and her's restrooms.
Island Explorer 5
The west coast's best whale watching vessel is now departing from the homeport of the San Juan Islands.
The Island Explorer 5 is the most state-of-the-art vessel on the entire west coast, boasting impressive speed and high-tech electronics.
Island Explorer 4
Island Explorer 4 is the little sister to the Island Explorer 3 and shares many of the same great features with a large heated cabin, full walk around lower deck, and huge upper viewing deck. The IE4 is the favorite boat for many of our guests as she is quick, very maneuverable, and can go places that other larger vessels cannot. Her shallow draft allows her to navigate narrow passages making her perfect for our Everett and Port Angeles tours.