Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours from 5 Departure Locations
Year-round tours, five convenient departure locations.
Island Adventures has the tour for you, regardless of where you are in Washington state. Our five departure locations – Anacortes, Everett, La Conner, Port Angeles, and Seattle – are strategically set up to offer the best whale viewing opportunity. Every tour has the opportunity to see up to five types of whales (resident orca, transient killer whale, minke, humpback, and grey). Check out the links below to see which departure location is closest to you!
Only 90 miles north of Seattle
4-5 Hour Guaranteed Whale Watch Trips
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 just three blocks from our main office and gift shop. Avoid the added expense and hassle of the Washington state ferry system!
Main Office and Gift Shop:
1801 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221
Check in at Cap Sante Marina:
715 Seafarers Way, Anacortes, WA 98221
La Conner, WA
Only 80 miles north of downtown Seattle
8 Hour Full Day Whale Watch Tours
with a Stop for Lunch
2.5 Hour Evening Deception Pass Wildlife Tour
New for 2017! Both the 8 Hour Full Day Guaranteed Whale Watch Tour and the 2.5 Hour Evening Deception Pass Wildlife Tour depart directly behind the La Conner Channel Lodge. La Conner is an iconic Pacific Northwest waterfront community with an incredible amount of boutique shops and restaurants. Be sure to walk the length of 1st street before or after your tour to take advantage of the lively heart of town!
Check in Behind the La Conner Channel Lodge:
205 N. 1st Street, La Conner, WA 98257
203 2nd Street, La Conner, WA 98257
Port Angeles, WA
Best option if you're on the Olympic Peninsula, Kitsap Peninsula, or Tacoma
4-5 Hour Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours
Port Angeles is strategically located on the north coast of the Olympic Peninsula. If you're staying near the Olympic National Park or are west of Seattle, Port Angeles is the departure location for you! If you're in Tacoma, skip the traffic of downtown Seattle an drive up the peninsula for one of the best whale watching locations in Washington state!
Check in at the Port Angeles Landing Mall:
115 E. Railroad Avenue, Port Angeles, WA 98362
150 E Front Street, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Only 30 miles north of Seattle
3 Hour Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours
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 the past seven years. Whale watching in Everett is like going back in time – lots of whales and very few people.
Check in behind Anthony's Homeport Restaurant:
1726 W. Marine View Drive, Everett, WA 98201
Feel free to park anywhere other than the two-hour parking. We recommend parking in the 72 hour or Marina Tenant parking stalls.
Departing from the iconic Seattle waterfront – Pier 66
4-5 Hour Whale Watch Tours
Back for its second season, our Seattle whale watch tour is the best winter whale watching opportunity in Washington state. Whales will often push south in the winter months. Our Seattle tours leave from Pier 66 on the historic Seattle waterfront – just a short walk from the Seattle Aquarium and Pike Place Market. If you don't feel like taking your vehicle or don't have one while traveling, Uber or Lyft are great transportation options to get you to and from your whale watching tour.
Check in at the water fountain in front of the Bell Harbor Marina Offices:
2201 Alaskan Way, Seattle, WA 98121
Recommended parking is in the Bell Street Pier Garage:
9 Wall Street, Seattle, WA 98121
Great Deals in 2017!
Adults save up to $30 off any tour by booking over 30 days in advance or by taking a Wednesday tour. There are discounts for AAA, AARP, seniors 65+, military, or students with an ID. Midweek deals can be found March-June and September-November. Click below for more information on how to save big in 2017!
"Great company with knowledgeable, helpful staff"I researched quite a few whale watching companies in the Seattle area before selecting this one. We traveled with them for 3 days in a row - 2 days out of Anacortes and 1 day out of Port Angeles. We found the staff in both locations to be helpful, knowledgeable, and just as excited to see the whales as we were. I highly recommend this company. We will be back.