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Island Adventures

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1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2326
+1 800-465-4604
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Orcas galore!

We loved our tour! Great crew, great boat and the orca show was amazing! We saw two mother orcas... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Luba87
"Magnificent Adventure"!

A must do if you want to experience wildlife in the Pacific Northwest! Orcas, seals, otters... read more

Reviewed 3 weeks ago
Kelly K
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Avilla, Indiana
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We pride ourselves as being one of the most experienced and dedicated whale-watching companies in Washington. Because of our very high success rate, Island Adventures was one of the first and only companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour - but it's our team of highly qualified crew that will make your trip unforgettable! They boast over 100 years of combined experience in the islands, over 4100 days with the whales, and have led excursions for over 80,000 satisfied customers.
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1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2326
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We loved our tour! Great crew, great boat and the orca show was amazing! We saw two mother orcas teaching their young to hunt and a large pod in sleep mode all breathing and diving together. Saw bald eagle and harbor seals as well. Crew...More

Thank Luba87
AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for taking time to write about your trip! We love hearing from our guests about their experiences. Sounds like you got to witness a very important training session as the youngsters honed their hunting skills. It was great to have you aboard!

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A must do if you want to experience wildlife in the Pacific Northwest! Orcas, seals, otters, eagles, jellyfish, dolphin and so much more! Whales are closer than one would imagine.

Thank Kelly K
AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kelly, Thanks for taking time to write a quick review of your experience! It sounds like you had a wonderful tour full of a variety of wildlife. It was a pleasure having you join us!

Reviewed 1 November 2017 via mobile

Stopped in for some souvenirs and island tour ideas . Great information and suggestions made. The lady was very helpful.

Thank Donna A
Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

This trip with our family to the San Juans was the 3rd time we have gone whale watching with island adventures. We, again as before, had an incredibly fun time. All the boat staffs have been knowledgeable, accommodating and friendly. Stop at the local donut...More

Thank LP C
AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to review your experiences with Island Adventures. We appreciate your loyalty and strive to show our repeat guests something a little different on each and every tour. It's great to see you had another fun day on the water and...More

Reviewed 29 October 2017 via mobile

Holy Cow!! What a great tour. Never ever was there a boring moment. I will admit it was an exceptional day for weather but it was also amazing day for our wild life. Watching a pod of transient orcas hunt was beyond brilliant. Then to...More

Thank Nancy D
AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 30 October 2017

Nancy, Nothing makes us happier than reading glowing reviews like yours! We believe every tour is fantastic, but when you get a nice, sunny day with both orcas and humpbacks, that's pretty tough to beat! I'll let your crew know how much you enjoyed yourself...More

Reviewed 13 October 2017

We took our first ever whale watching tour with this group and were happy with the trip. The boat was new and the three man crew was friendly and talkative. It was breezy and chilly so it was nice to have heated indoor decks available....More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 13 October 2017

Thank you for taking time to share your experience. Our crew really enjoys what they do and it's reflected in their work. We have just as much fun out there watching wildlife as our guests! Every day is different, with some days providing whales right...More

Reviewed 1 October 2017

We went out of Anacortes, the new (3 months old) boat was very comfortable, with plenty of views from any angle on any of the three decks. The first deck was the eating deck, the second was heated indoor seating, without outdoor seating in the...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

We appreciate you taking time to write such a thorough review! All of our vessels, but especially the new Island Explorer 5, have plenty of indoor and outdoor seating options and as you learned, we encourage guests to move around and utilize all aspects of...More

Reviewed 27 September 2017

At the last minute on a short visit to the Seattle area, wife and i decided to do a whale watching trip. I found Island Adventures on the net, along with OK reviews. Wow are we happy we went with these folks. Great friendly crew...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 October 2017

Thank you for choosing Island Adventures! We take a lot of pride in our vessels and crew. We're just as passionate about whales as our guests and it shows. I'm glad to read that the long journey paid off with plenty of orcas! We appreciate...More

Reviewed 24 September 2017

We took the new tour from LaConner and were blessed with great scenery and an informative guide and boat captain. We were accidentally late and they waited for us and were still very kind. This is my second time to go on a tour with...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 28 October 2017

Thank you for joining us! As you experienced, every tour is different, and with so many different types of whales in the area, you're bound to see something new each time. We sincerely appreciate your feedback regarding the lunch stop and will take that into...More

Reviewed 14 September 2017 via mobile

We did a morning tour with Scott, Eric, and Tyson. Our group went out on the new Island Explorer 5. The staff was awesome and entertaining and the boat was spacious. There are restrooms, indoor seating, and a cafe on board. Prices were reasonable. We...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 15 September 2017

Thank you for taking time to review your experience. It looks like you had a great tour with plenty of variety, and those humpbacks that were found on the way home were a great bonus find! We love showing our guests as much wildlife as...More

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Jvierling
22 June 2017|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
double check with Island Adventures but they used to have two cruises one in the morning one in the afternoon it does take several hours though
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jkraker
19 July 2016|
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Response from Kat S | Reviewed this property |
I don't tend to be seasick, but the boat was fairly steady and the waters pretty calm. I didn't notice anyone having any problems.
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Jacqueline L
8 April 2016|
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Response from srac573 | Reviewed this property |
Boats are only allowed within so many feet of animals...but by watching the swim path...the crew can often put themselves in a position to allow them to get closer with the engine off. As a passenger...I was very impressed... More
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