See up to 4 Types of Whales from 3 Departure Locations!

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!

All tickets are only $29 plus tax/fees

Simply click the button below for the departure below to make reservations.

Remember to select the 8:30 departure on July 4th to purchase tickets for the fireworks cruise!

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Join us for an adventure of a lifetime!

Our boats are specifically designed for whale watching.

Our goal is to show you as many whales as possible, and with our fleet of specifically designed whale watch vessels, we do that better than any other company. Our vessels are never booked to capacity. Every passenger has unobstructed front-row viewing - you won’t be stuck inside looking through glass or forced to stand behind strangers.

Due to the design and stability of our vessels, we don’t force you to to sit down while we’re underway. Grab a hot Ivar’s clam chowder or a cold local brew while moving freely around our fully walk-around viewing decks. When you’d like to sit, however, we have plenty of options for everyone. All of our vessels have comfortable indoor heated cabins and outdoor, wind-protected areas with padded seating. No other vessel comes close to the comfort of the Island Explorer fleet.

Some of the features that set us apart from the pack are things you’ll never see. Our vessels are equipped with large, low-noise propellers and above-water exhaust to create a quiter experience for the whales. While watching whales, our vessels make less noise than the ambient sound of rain hitting the surface. We’ve modernized our vessels by investing in equipment that not only meets but exceeds current emissions standards.


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Whales and Wildlife

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

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