Friendly staff and enjoyable ride! Such a beautiful place would definitely recommend!
Excellent! Great company and great tour! Highly recommend.
The tour was amazing! I strongly recommend. We went on the first watch of the season out of Anacortes on February 15, 2020, and I was worried we wouldn't find any whales. Be patient because we ended up finding 3 different pod families of Orcas!!! The islands are beautiful as you go by, and we saw other wildlife along the way...bald eagles, many sea birds, california sea lions, sheep, deer and a swimming seal coming back. Definitely worth the money. The tour says 4.5 hours, but ours lasted almost 6 hours because we spotted so many whales. The boat was three levels with varied views around you. It was cold out on the water, so be sure to wear layers, a hat and gloves. You can bring your own food and drinks with you, but their clam chowder was so good that I highly recommend getting that. Also, the chili sold out! Bummer for us that we didn't get to try it, but there is always next time. I will be coming back to other departure locations for sure!
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I’ve been on six whale watching adventures with this company. Never disappointed, they are very competent and entertaining. Highly recommend them for your next whale watching adventure!
The crew was friendly. The boat was spacious. An overall amazing experience. Got to see a bunch of whales.
My sixth trip with Island Adventures, fantastic. Highly recommended
This was an amazing experience. The amount of activity surpassed all expectations. The boat was extremely clean and the staff was friendly and knowledgeable. I will definitely be doing this again.
Excellent, best Groupon utilization ever.
They were extremely pleasant and informative. Boat was in great shape. Whales were awesome
Amazing tour. Would go again and recommend to anyone.
From Our Editors
Locally owned and operated since 1996, Island Adventures has consistently been voted the #1 whale watch company in Washington state. Their dedication to inspiring conservation through responsible whale encounters is second to none. Each voyage is led by an experienced captain and skilled marine naturalist that will both educate and entertain as you cruise the Salish Sea in search of whales and other wildlife.
Whether searching for orcas, humpback whales, gray whales, or minke whales, Island Adventures boasts the highest whale success rate in the region and was one of the first companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour. The Island Explorer 4 and 5 were designed to the most comfortable whale watching boats on the water with full walk-around viewing decks, indoor heated seating, spacious restrooms, quality sound systems, and onboard cafes.