Giving back is our thing.
Island Adventures is a home-grown, family owned company. We are honored to be able to live and work in this wonderful community of Anacortes and are happy to contribute to many programs here in Skagit County and beyond. The following is a list of some of the groups/charities/organizations that we help to support:
Anacortes Lions Club
Northwest Ballet Theater Woodland Park Zoo — kids field trip
Skagit Valley Herald — Newspapers in Education
Anacortes High School Cheer Boosters
Anacortes School District Basketball — boys
Anacortes School District Basketball — girls
Anacortes Fireworks Display
Save Our Salmon Soundwatch
Center For Whale Research
Anacortes Chamber of Commerce — City Beautification
Skagit Parks and Recreation — Basketball
American Red Cross — Back To School Supplies
The SeaDoc Society
Puget Sound Anglers
Anacortes Sister Cities
The Whale Museum
Secret Harbor School
People For Puget Sound
Our Town Our Park — Giant Salmon Wall
In addition to monetary donations to the above groups, we have given thousands of whale watching gift certificates to local charities and auctions throughout the years!
Island Adventures has taken every second grade student in the Anacortes school district for the past six years out on their Island Explorer vessels to experience our local wildlife. The second graders trip has become an annual tradition — the students that started this tradition will be in high school next year! Island Adventures is honored to have the opportunity to broaden the students’ knowledge of the natural world aboard the Island Explorer vessels.
Island Adventures also hosted the Mt. Erie Elementary PTA fundraising auction in 2010, which raised $17,600 for the students. In 2011, Island Adventures also donated a 5-6 hour private tour on Halcyon as well as an Orca tour for a family of four and a Gray whale tour for a family of four to the auction we hosted in 2010. The auction raised over $17,000 again in 2011.
In 2011, we will be donating the boat for a four hour circumnavigation of Fidalgo Island, an educational family-friendly tour during which we hope to raise an additional $5,000.00 for the students.
We have great kids in Anacortes and Island Adventures is proud to support the Anacortes School District!