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

Guaranteed Whale Watch Tours from 5 Departure Locations

Witness the phenomenon of the ”Humpback Comeback”

A few decades ago, a humpback sighting in the Salish Sea would be a rare event, but over the last few years, we've experiences a "humpback comeback" as these majestic creatures, once nearly hunted to extinction, have now returned to our waters in large numbers. In fact, thanks to increased protections for whales around the globe, the number of humpback whales has increased enough that most populations around the world were recently removed from the endangered species list.

Aerial Acrobatics

Humpbacks are perhaps the most acrobatic of the baleen whales, aided by their long, slender pectoral flippers and powerful tails. Lucky passengers may sometimes see "pec-slaps", lobtailing, and even breaching, when the whale jumps out of the water and crashes down with a giant splash. There are many theories as to why whales breach. Some believe they may be communicating with other whales or showing off for a potential mate. Others believe that breaching may help to dislodge parasites, such as barnacles, from the whale's skin. No matter the reason that breaching occurs, when it does, it's always a treat!

Songsters of the Sea

While all humpback whales create sounds, male humpbacks are known for their ability to produce complex "songs", especially near their breeding grounds. Scientists aren't sure whether the songs act to attract females in the area, or to threaten competing males nearby, but males in the same region will all sing the same song which changes each year. The songs, which are repeated dozens of times throughout the day, last 10-20 minutes on average and can be heard more than 20 miles away!

Learn more about the area’s wildlife and scenery.

The waters surrounding our five departure locations offer some of the most diverse whale and wildlife viewing on the west coast.  Onboard each of our tours, an experienced naturalist helps identify all of the whales, wildlife, and 
rich history that this area holds

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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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