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Island Adventures

1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, WA 98221
800-465-4604
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Ranked #2 of 11 activities in Anacortes
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours
Owner description: We pride ourselves as being one of the most experienced and dedicated whale-watching companies in Washington. Because of our very high success rate,... more » Owner description: 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. « less
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seattle, wa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
6 attraction reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

My husband and I recently went on one of their whale watching tours and we were not disappointed! It took us a while to find whales, so we got to go way up past Juan Island before we came upon our first pod. It was well worth the wait and we saw quite a bit of wonderful scenery along the... More

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Seattle
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

This company is first class all the way. The boat was impeccably clean. The cabin has ample seating with large windows, so even if you are inside, you can still see all the action outside. The restrooms were very clean and well stocked. The staff was extrememly friendly and professional. Because it is such a gamble to find the whales,... More

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Seattle, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

I have been on multiple whale watches in the San Juans and this was by far the best. On previous experiences we never got close to the whales because of the 100 yard no approach limit. This time the orcas came right in front of the boat and were tail slapping and pec slapping. Then after we left that pod... More

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Auburn, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

As part of my 40th birthday present and because it is one of our favorite things to do, we booked a whale watching trip on Island Adventures in Anacortes. We have gone out at least 10 times before and this was the most spectular trip to date! We were with two families of transient Orcas for three hours. We watched... More

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metro dc
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7 reviews 7 reviews
3 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

Our family of four had an unforgettable adventure seeing orcas, harbor seals, bald eagles, porpoises and more with Island Adventures. Every detail is covered -- passengers get a small informational book with all of the wildlife to see, there are good quality binoculars to rent for free on board, the bathrooms are clean and fresh and there is plenty of... More

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houston
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW via mobile

We were treated to a beautiful day out on the IE4 with Capt. Scott, Sarah and Brooke. We were so fortunate to have a "triple" on this day. Within 10 minutes of leaving the dock we saw a grey whale and her calf. They showed off for a bit and we had to make way for a tanker, then we... More

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Los Angeles, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Largest, most comfortable boats of the various companies in Anacotres, but only half full so was comfortable. Great free guide to animals when you get on, knowledgeable crew that talked just enough (and not too much), and several pods of orcas to pass a lovely afternoon with. Also saw bald eagles & many other birds, a dolphin, seals, sea lions,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2014 NEW

Thanks to an amazing crew of passionate, kind, and intelligent people! Captain Shane, Brooke, and Elizabeth took us on a whale of an adventure this week. With beautiful weather, we were able to see many kinds of birds, harbor porpoises, seals, bald eagles, and killer whales! We approached a great pod of orcas! We saw babies, big guys, and one... More

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Sedro Woolley, Washington
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2014 NEW

Thank you Captain Shane, Brook, and Elizabeth! The weather was beautiful during our Wednesday afternoon trip. We were able to see so many animals. The highlight was the super pod of orcas. There were so many, that you could look in any direction and have a great view. This was an unforgettable afternoon. Highly recommend!

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Shalimar, Florida
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014 NEW via mobile

We took the afternoon trip on a Wed. Nice discount midweek made us choose it. Wow what an experience! We drove a couple of hours seeing dolphins, puffins, sea lions, and other birds before arriving at a Whale of a Party. Whales surrounded us and performed continuously from all directions. Breaches, spy hops, rolls, under-the-boat passes. The crew was awesome.... More

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