Year-round tours, two convenient departure locations.

Island Adventures has the tour for you, regardless of where you are in Washington state. Our two departure locations – Anacortes and Everett – are strategically set up to offer the best whale viewing opportunity. Every tour has the opportunity to see up to four types of whales (orcas, minkes, humpbacks, and gray whales). Check out the links below to see which departure location is closest to you!

Anacortes, WA

Only 90 miles north of Seattle

4-5 Hour Guaranteed Whale Watch Trips

Tours run February 19th through October 30, 2022

Anacortes is the homeport to the San Juan Islands and conveniently located only 90 miles north of downtown Seattle. There is no ferry hassle. Tours on San Juan Island require an hour and a half ferry ride each way which can be tricky in the summer months. Our tours depart out of Cap Sante Marina, conveniently located blocks away from downtown Anacortes. Avoid the added expense and hassle of the Washington state ferry system!

Check in at Cap Sante Marina A Dock:

712 Seafarer's Way, Anacortes, WA 98221

Everett, WA

Only 30 miles north of Seattle

2 Hour Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours

Tours run April 2nd - 24th, 2022

Everett is the best departure in the spring – it's only 30 miles from Seattle and the whales are often right off of the dock! Our Everett gray whale trips have been running for over a decade. This tour is one of the reasons why we've been voted the #1 whale watch company in the Pacific Northwest for the past eight years. Whale watching in Everett is like going back in time – lots of whales and very few people.

Check-in directly at the vessel docked on Guest Dock 3
402 14th Street, Everett, WA 98201

Please park visitor parking only. We suggest that you prepay for parking prior to your arrival or stop at the pay station on your way in, located at Craftsman Way(right across from Scuttlebutt Brewery). Although our tours are scheduled to be 2-hours in length, we recommend paying the $2 fee for 2-4 hours of parking as we begin boarding at least 20-minutes prior to the scheduled departure time.

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 2003!

Whale Report