See up to 4 Types of Whales from 4 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. Our La Conner Evening Deception Pass Tour offers a 2.5 hour wildlife tour under Deception Pass with beer and wine available for sale.
2.5 Hour Deception Pass Cruise
Departing the historic waterfront of La Conner this tour will wind through Swinomish Channel past the Skagit river delta where we commonly see eagles, seals, porpoise, and a huge variety of seabirds. The scenery is world class through Saratoga passage on the way to Deception Pass. As we cruise under the bridge, which stands 180 feet above the water, there is often huge whirlpools created from the swift current. This area is also rich with wildlife and history. Our crew will keep you educated and entertained throughout the tour. Kick back, relax, and enjoy a great evening cruise on the Island Explorer 4.
Before and after the tour take advantage of the great restaurants and shops that La Conner has to offer.
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 3 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.
Interested in our guaranteed whale watching tours?
We have the tour you're looking for. Year-round tours are available from four different locations: Everett, Anacortes, La Conner, 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 La Conner tours.
Island Explorer 3
At 101 feet long with an upper viewing deck and the largest bow pulpit in the industry, The Island Explorer 3 has more than enough space for everyone to have a front row spot at the rail. Both the upper and lower deck are fully walkaround, which allows effortless movement around the boat and great viewing. Because of the new viewing distance requirements, smaller low profile vessels do not have the same great experience as our guests have on The Island Explorer 3.