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Price, convenience, and quality – we offer the best of all three. We've proudly offered the best value in whale watching for 25 years. Our departure locations are convenient no matter where you are in Washington state and are accessible without the hassle of taking a ferry. With onboard naturalists, quality sound systems, indoor heated cabins, upper and lower full walk around viewing decks, comfortable seating, hot and cold food and beverages available for purchase, and spacious restrooms, our Island Explorer vessels are the best on the water.
Anacortes Tour Times and Pricing
One of the best opportunities to see wild orcas in the world is right here in the Salish Sea. The booming population of mammal-eating Bigg's killer whales feeds throughout the region year-round. In addition to killer whales, humpback whales, minke whales, and gray whales are also frequently seen throughout the year along with a variety of other marine wildlife.
2023 Anacortes Rates and Dates
February 18th - April 30th: 11:00 AM
May 2nd - September 4th: 10:00 AM, 3:30 PM
September 5th - October 29th: 11:00 AM
Adults: $109 | Discounted Adults: $99
Children (ages 2-12): $69 | Infants 0-1yr: $1
As low as $89/Adults and $59/Children with 30+ day advance booking!
$20 for 30
Big savings for booking in advance!
Adults save $10 when you book 30+ days in advance and an additional $10 with military ID, AAA, AARP, seniors 65+, or a student (age 13yrs - college). This deal cannot be combined with promotion codes or other discounts and is valid on whale-watching tours only.
Save $10 for booking 30+ days in advance + Save $10 with adult discount = $20 Savings
Ticket prices do not include WA State sales tax, port fees, or fuel charges. Parking is FREE in Anacortes! A $3 per person ticketing fee will be assessed on all reservations, as well as a $1 per person port fee on all Anacortes reservations.
For your convenience, we accept all major credit cards on our vessels. Sorry, no cash.
A fuel charge of $2 to $5 per ticket may be added if fuel prices elevate during 2022. If the fuel price drops to normal levels, Island Adventures will remove this charge. Island Adventures guarantees whale sightings on all of our tours and will not compromise your tour due to high fuel prices. Thank you for your understanding.
Tour Disclaimers and Cancellation Policy
Reservations are highly recommended as many tours do run full. Day-of and walk-ups are welcome when space is available. We recommend calling to check availability prior to arriving at the vessel.
Island Adventures reserves the right to substitute vessels and, at times, add additional tours as necessary.
Island Adventures reserves the right to cancel a tour due to inclement weather or unforeseen circumstances. On this rare occasion, a full refund will be granted or your tour can be rescheduled to another date.
Island Adventures is not responsible for lost, damaged, or stolen personal property aboard any of our tours.
Guests may reschedule reservations at no charge up to 24 hours prior to the tour.
24 hours notice is required for all cancellations for groups of up to 10 guests. Reservations canceled less than 24 hours prior to the scheduled tour are not eligible for a refund. 48 hours notice is required for any cancellations on groups of 10 or more. All canceled reservations are subject to a $5 cancellation fee per person to cover the merchant service charges.