Hot food and cool drinks on your whale watching tour!

South of the Border Café on the Island Explorer 5 offers the best food in the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Guests will enjoy freshly prepared food, hot and cold beverages (including beer and wine) at reasonable prices. No need to bring food with you, as this galley has something for everyone. All sales onboard are debit or credit cards only; sorry, no cash. Thank you!

Hot Food

  • Beecher's Mac & Cheese
  • Ivar's Clam Chowder
  • Captain's Chili
  • Pretzel Bites with Nacho Cheese
  • Nathan's Hot Dogs
  • Chili Cheese Dog
  • Nachos
  • Chili Cheese Nachos

Snacks

  • Muffins
  • Nuts
  • Chips
  • Candy

Beverages

  • Coffee
  • Hot Cocoa
  • Warm Apple Cider
  • Variety of Teas
  • Pepsi Products
  • Bottled Water
  • Local IPA and Pilsner on draft
  • Red and White Wine
  • Hard Seltzer

Souvenirs

  • Souvenir Mug with unlimited refills for life!
  • Thumb drives with photos from your tour
  • Wide variety of hats, t-shirts, sweatshirts, and stuffed animals
South of the Border Cafe

Whale Report

See what we've seen on the water. There's a detailed account from every tour since 2003!

Whale Report

Online Reservations

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Online Reservations

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