Annual 50% off gift certificate sale starts November 24th! 

See up to 5 Types of Whales from 5 Departure Locations!

Join us for the winter's best whale watching opportunity.

See whales from the Seattle waterfront.

In the winter months, the Island Explorer 3 moves south to take advantage of the best winter whale watching opportunity in Washington state.  Just a few blocks from the Seattle Aquarium, you'll enjoy a breathtaking view of the city while searching for whales and marine wildlife.

As Seattle's only dedicated whale watch tour, we are in a unique position to be able to find them.  Although whales are our #1 goal, there is also a wide variety of wildlife to encounter. Our guests commonly see seals, sea lions, porpoise, and a wide variety of sea birds throughout the winter.

Welcome to Island Adventures Whale Watching!

At Island Adventures, we pride ourselves on being the most experienced and most dedicated whale watching company in Washington state.

                    

                       

                    

                    

Because of our very high success rate, Island Adventures was one of the first and only companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour March through October — but it's our team of highly qualified crew that will make your trip unforgettable! We boast over 100 years of combined experience in the islands, over 6,630 wildlife tours conducted, and have led excursions for over 270,000 satisfied guests.

Amazing Deals in 2017!

At Island Adventures we are serious about finding whales and doing so at the best possible price.  With the addition of the Island Explorer 5, 2017 is set up to be the biggest year in company history.  We want to pass the savings on to you by offering the deepest discounts in Island Adventures history.  Check out below to see what savings you qualify for! 

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$20

Save Big Fall 2017

Monday - Friday Tours Sept. 5th through December 

Adults save $20 and children (ages 3-17) save $10 on any midweek tour – Monday - Friday – September 5th through December, 2017.  Reservations must be made online and with the following discount codes.  Discount isn't redeemable with any other promotion or specialty tour.

Anacortes: ANAfall | Port Angeles: PAfall | La Conner: LCfall | Seattle: SEAfall

Save

$30

$30 for 30

Big savings for booking in advance!

Adults save $20 when you book 30+ days in advance and an additional $10 with military ID, AAA, AARP, seniors 65+, or college student ID. This deal cannot be combined with promotion codes or other discounts.

Save $20 for booking 30+ days in advance + Save $10 with adult discount = $30 Savings

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 hers restrooms.

See our other incredible 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.

Most accurate whale sighting records in the industry.

Island Adventures has maintained a detailed online whale sightings record since 2003.   We also plot the GPS coordinates of each day’s sightings on our website so you can track the whales’ patterns yourself.   No other company in the region posts accounts from each and every tour.

Use the interactive map to see where we've seen whales!  Click on the colored pins to see the date, location, and type of whale that we saw. 


Whale Sightings

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

Our Guarantee

We guarantee whales on every tour March-October, and even offer two different orca guarantees.

Our Guarantee

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

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

Rosario Strait Webcam

Island Adventures’ webcam is overlooking south Rosario Strait, gazing west toward the San Juan Islands from Fidalgo Island (Anacortes). These waters, located 90 miles inland from the open Pacific Ocean, are considered to be one of the best whale viewing territories in the world.

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