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Address: 1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone Number: 800-465-4604
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Description: We pride ourselves as being one of the most experienced and dedicated...
We pride ourselves as being one of the most experienced and dedicated whale-watching companies in Washington. Because of our very high success rate, Island Adventures was one of the first and only companies to guarantee whale sightings on every tour - but it's our team of highly qualified crew that will make your trip unforgettable! They boast over 100 years of combined experience in the islands, over 4100 days with the whales, and have led excursions for over 80,000 satisfied customers.
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Great whale watching tour

We had a fantastic afternoon/evening with Island Adventures. Plenty of useful information provided and got to follow a small group of Orcas for well over an hour.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
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Brisbane, Australia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We had a fantastic afternoon/evening with Island Adventures. Plenty of useful information provided and got to follow a small group of Orcas for well over an hour.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2015 NEW

Had such a great time on the whale watch. Spent 2 hours+ watching a pod of 7 Orca, incredible. Crew is spectacular, well worth the $$ (and tips!)

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Niwot, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Island Adventures is very professional from beginning to end. We chose to do an afternoon whale watching trip through them based on all of the positive reviews and their guarantee that you will see a whale. We not only saw a whale, but we experienced three resident orca pods coming together for the first time in a long while. It... More 

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Portland, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

This tour company is absolutely amazing. This is our second time out with them, the first time was out of Bellingham a few years ago. We were lucky to see whales on both occasions. I decided to take my 12 year old daughter up to Anacortes over the Memorial day weekend to see Orcas in their natural environment which by... More 

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Denver, CO
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

This was a great experience! Island Adventures was great to deal with. They did everything well: website, online booking, friendly staff when you check in at their office and of course the crew. The boat is big, but you do not feel like you are on a huge tourist ship. Enough room to move around which is nice on a... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

We booked the 9 am trip on July 14, 2015. Checked in the day before and got directions for parking and the pass. Office staff were friendly and very happy to have us on the trip. The naturalist was excellent. She was knowledgeable about the islands, whales, birds, and fish. She kept us all engaged throughout the entire 5 +... More 

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Des Moines, Iowa, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Wow! Where do I start? My wife, parents and I were absolutely blown away by our 5-hour whale-watching adventure! We didn't know what to expect as this was our first whale watching tour, but this trip definitely exceeded our expectations. We got to experience the whales up close and personal ... sometimes within 50 ft of the boat as they... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

The friendly office staff were very personable, and the trip itself was amazing. The naturalist was very knowledgeable and the whales were awesome. Saw a few different pods and were able to stay around them for a while. The galley was good, but definitely try the bbq nachos. They really did the trick. Overall a 5 out of 5. Definitely... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

The trip was awesome. My wife and I have been on other whale watching trips which were cut short after finding anything which could be legally called a whale. This trip was totally different. The friendly staff walked around the boat talking with groups of people giving informal informational chats on the wildlife we were seeing and what we might... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I booked a morning trip yesterday with the intention of collecting some photos of a couple of orcas. My expectations were completely surpassed. The orcas were incredible. They were breaching and we saw their newborn calves. We saw eagles, sharks, seals, porpoise and a lot more. The crew on the boat were excellent. They were very approachable and knowledgeable. The... More 

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Additional Information about Island Adventures

Address: 1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone Number: 800-465-4604
Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Anacortes
Open Hours:
Sunday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Monday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Saturday 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

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