Best whale watching deal in the area, just 30 minutes from Seattle!

Each spring provides one of the best whale watching opportunities in Washington. More than 20,000 gray whales migrate along the west coast each year. A small group, known as the "Sounders", are drawn to the abundant ghost shrimp of Puget Sound where they feed before continuing on their journey. Our skilled naturalists will teach you to identify individual whales that have returned to this area for decades.

Which tour should I choose?

Often times, deciding on a departure time can be one of the hardest parts of the reservation process. We can confidently say that there isn't a tour time that's better than the other.

Whales aren't on a rigid schedule, so both tours have the same whale sighting success rate. The benefits of morning versus afternoon come into play on the human side. Morning tours are great because you're first out on the water and have the rest of the afternoon to do as you please. The afternoon tour is great because you don't have to get up early and can end your day with whales and other wildlife.

Simply choose the departure time that works best for you!



$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

Everett Whale Sightings

Our interactive map showcases all of our 2019 whale sightings. Island Adventures saw whales on all 100 of 100 tours in 2019! Each pin represents a whale sighting:

  • Gray: Gray Whale
  • Pink: Southern Resident Killer Whales
  • Red: Bigg's Killer Whales

Our Everett cruises focus primarily on migrating gray whales. These gentle giants stop by each spring to feed in the waters just minutes away from our Everett dock! As you can see from our interactive sightings map, we also have the occasional opportunity to see Bigg's killer whales (marine mammal-eating orcas) and Southern Resident killer whales (salmon-eating orcas) as well!

What vessel will I be on?

What's the Weather like? How to Prepare

Springtime in Everett can bring some great weather.  On average, the temperature on land can be between 50 and 70 degrees. Even though the weather can feel warm on land, we always recommend bringing layers – sweatshirts and jackets – as it can feel 10-20 degrees cooler on the water.  Our excursion vessels are designed to be comfortable in any weather conditions with indoor heated cabins and covered outdoor areas. 

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