Unfortunately, we ran into a catastrophic mechanical failure on our Monday, September 6th, that has put the Island Explorer 5 out of the commission for the foreseeable future. With that being said, we have been working very hard to find a replacement vessel to run the tour you are scheduled for. We are very thankful that Glacier Spirit, a 65-foot boat, is available for us for most of our remaining season. There is an indoor heated cabin, an outside viewing deck that extends around the entire cabin, and two restrooms. She is a mono-hull vessel that is USCG certified for 72 passengers and we will carry approximately 60 guests while we have her in operation.
Please feel free to contact us if you have any questions about the vessel substitution. We look forward to seeing you on the water!
Fast, safe, and the most comfortable vessels in the area.
At Island Adventures, our boats are part of the family and it shows. The Island Explorer boats are not only the best designed whale watch boats in the area, they are the best maintained. All of our vessels hold a higher safety rating than the WA State Ferries; they are safe, fast, and comfortable.
Meet the industry's finest whale watching vessel – no other company compares.
The Island Explorer 5 is the best photography platform and is the choice for professional photographers across the area.
The Island Explorer 5 features full walk-around lower decks, upper viewing decks, great sound systems, heated cabins, galley service, his and her restrooms, and the best crew in the area.
Size matters. Regardless of vessel size, all companies obey the same guidelines on viewing distance so why not choose the vessel that is the most comfortable?
Island Explorer 5
The Island Explorer 5 is simply the best whale watching vessel anywhere.
She is 98' long, 30' wide with a cruise speed of over 25 knots. She is also incredibly quiet which will enhance your whale watching experience. 20+ years of whale watching experience has gone into the design of the Island Explorer 5. She has three full walk-around outside viewing decks with cathedral bow seating that provides more outside viewing area than any tour boat in the region. There are also two large heated cabins with seating for all guests, state of the art A/V system, and large comfortable bathrooms. Onboard guests will enjoy our South of the Border Cafe with hot food, snacks, beer, and wine for sale.
- Outside rail viewing space on one side of the boat for all guests
- Indoor heated seating for all passengers
- Three viewing decks for the best possible vantage point over the water
- Best galley menu of any tour vessel in the area – fresh and changing with the seasons
- High-speed catamaran with speeds capable of 25+ knots, giving us one of the largest ranges in the industry
- AED onboard with highly trained/qualified staff and crew