Vote Island Adventures for the Best Whale Watching Company in the Pacific Northwest!

Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours from 5 Departure Locations

A boat built specifically for whale watching.

Vessel Features

  • 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 boat in the area – fresh and changing with the seasons
  • High-speed catamaran with speeds capable of 25+ knots
  • AED defibrillator onboard with highly trained and qualified staff/crew

Sample Galley Menu:

  • Surfer Burritos
  • Fresh Wraps
  • Nathan’s Hot Dogs
  • Ivar's Clam Chowder
  • Fountain Soda
  • Beer and Wine
  • Souvenir Mug with Unlimited Beverages

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See our other incredible whale watching vessels.

The Island Explorer vessels all look very similar.  IE3, IE4, and IE5 have full walk-around lower decks, huge upper decks and great sound systems.  These designs separate a whale watching boat from a repurposed fishing boat or crew boat.  Our vessels are the only boats in the area with outside rail viewing space on either side of the boat for all guests.  They are also very stable, making them fantastic photography platforms.  Island Explorer vessels are safe, fast, and comfortable.

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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!

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Prepare for your tour

It’s better to be over-prepared than under-prepared.  See our tips, suggestions, and frequently asked questions.

How to Prepare

Where are our departure locations?

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