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Island Adventures

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1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2326
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Got what we paid for :-)

Very organised and friendly crew, a nice new boat that was very comfortable with food and beverages... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
MahaloGreg
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Wollongong, Australia
The best way to see the Orcad

Great trip. You will see the whales and have a whale of a time doing it! Excellent sightings. Great... read more

Reviewed 2 days ago
travel8285
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Anacortes, Washington
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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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  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2326
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Very organised and friendly crew, a nice new boat that was very comfortable with food and beverages available. It took a while to find some Orca's but the crew kept up the search and we got to see a number of different pods of Whales,...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thank you for joining us! We never mind taking a little extra time if it means seeing something great! We appreciate you taking time to share your experience with others!

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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Great trip. You will see the whales and have a whale of a time doing it! Excellent sightings. Great information. Can view from inside the boat if elements are bad.

Thank travel8285
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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for the review! All three of our vessels are fantastic as they provide both indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for any conditions. It was a pleasure to have you aboard!

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Reviewed 4 days ago

Have been on two other whale watching tours/excursions before - one in Alaska and one in Southern California. Both of those were OK, encountering a few whales (from large distances away). In contrast, the Island Adventures tour/excursion from Anacortes, WA that we took last evening...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Thanks for sharing your experience! It sounds like you had nothing short of remarkable luck with orcas, humpbacks, and a minke whale to boot! We'll be sure to pass your compliments on to your entire crew from that evening's tour.

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I love this company. Any good captain can take you to see whales but this crew also fed us, entertained us with eco knowledge, fun stories and humor, and piloted around whales and other boats with safety and respect to nature. The ship is the...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for the great review! We are proud of our reputation of going above and beyond for our guests and will be sure to let our crew know to keep up the good work. It was great to have you aboard!

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Went on a Whale Watching trip with Island Adventures. It was Fantastic!!!. We saw 4 types of whales. The Captain even took us a little further so we could see several Killer Whales. Very close by. Got great photos. Also Mate very informative about the...More

Thank jondod
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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Wow! Sounds like you brought quite a bit of luck with you to see so much variety - you're welcome to bring that good fortunate on board anytime!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We took a half day trip from Anacortes and had a great time. The crew was super friendly. We saw a few orca pods and 3 humpback whales, along with other sea wild life. They were not in a rush and truly allowed a lot...More

Thank Angela B
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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Angela, Thanks for taking time to write about your experience. A double-header with both orcas and humpback whales is always a special treat. It was a pleasure to have you join us!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a great day we had with Island Adventures. This is our 2nd time with them and I recommend it to everyone! We saw Orca whales, humpback whales, a very hungry stellar sea lion munching on a fish it just caught and some harbor...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thanks for joining us again and for sharing your experience. We love the new boat too!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The crew gives you an excellent experience of encountering wildlife. We saw Humpback whales breach and a pod of Orca whales that swam alongside the boat! Not to mention bald eagles, seals and many other types of wildlife. We would love to go again!

Thank ericader11
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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

A breaching humpback AND a pod of orcas? That's pretty tough to beat, but we'll always try. You're welcome to bring your good luck aboard with us anytime. Thanks again for choosing Island Adventures!

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Listen, you already know that a whale watch adventure in the exquisite San Juan Islands, on a boat that is barely a year new, is going to be AWESOME! What you may not expect is a funny captain, engaging naturalist and a wonderful galley crew....More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks so much for those kind words! Our crew works exceptionally hard to make every tour great for our guests. We'll spread the word that you had a wonderful time!

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

What a Great Experience! The entire staff: Captain Scott, Naturalists Sam & Claire, and galley staff Eric & Naomi worked so well together to make sure everyone was well taken care of. Sam, Claire and Scott shared the air time effectively to keep us very...More

Thank Kris M
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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Kris, Thanks for choosing Island Adventures! We'll let your crew members know that you had a fantastic time and appreciated all their hard work!

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Jvierling
21 June 2017|
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Response from Bill B | Reviewed this property |
double check with Island Adventures but they used to have two cruises one in the morning one in the afternoon it does take several hours though
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jkraker
19 July 2016|
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Response from Kat S | Reviewed this property |
I don't tend to be seasick, but the boat was fairly steady and the waters pretty calm. I didn't notice anyone having any problems.
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Jacqueline L
8 April 2016|
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Response from srac573 | Reviewed this property |
Boats are only allowed within so many feet of animals...but by watching the swim path...the crew can often put themselves in a position to allow them to get closer with the engine off. As a passenger...I was very impressed... More
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