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Island Adventures

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1801 Commercial Ave, Anacortes, Fidalgo Island, WA 98221-2326
+1 800-465-4604
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Excellent trip, highly recommended

We went in n the trip with a family of 6 and we saw numerous orca whales. Absolutely fabulous and... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
Hktravel H
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Hong Kong, China
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Agree with previous reviewer “hate to say it, but was a bit disappointed”!

Our family of 7 went on this excursion with great expectations according to previous reviews. It... read more

Reviewed 5 days ago
madieshopper
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Michigan
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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 5 days ago via mobile

We went in n the trip with a family of 6 and we saw numerous orca whales. Absolutely fabulous and they actually came very near to the boat. The captain went out of his way, on this very misty day, to bring us a great...More

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

Thanks for your kind words and your positive review! I am so glad to hear that you had an awesome time out on one of our trips. I will pass on your kind words to your captain and crew, I know they will appreciate hearing...More

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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Our family of 7 went on this excursion with great expectations according to previous reviews. It was crazy expensive (over $600), which made us think it would be even more spectacular. Pros: We did see some Orca, the boat was a nice size, staff was...More

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

Washington and British Columbia have the most strict whale watching guidelines in the world when it comes to watching orcas. The required approach distance for orcas in this region is 200 yards. While other destinations around the world do not share these regulations, Island Adventures...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I had a chance while vacationing in Marysville Washington to go on a whale watching tour. My friend his wife and I went on island adventures whale watching tour located in Anacortes Washington. We along with everyone else was greeted by the captain who was...More

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

Thank you for your review! We always love to hear about guests having a great time out on our tours and hearing positive feedback about our awesome crew. We believe our captains and crew members are the best in the area so we are glad...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I recently went on a whale watch with Island Adventures and if I’m being honest, I feel a bit disappointed that I spent as much money as I did for the experience that I got. Although we saw some harbor seals and a few humpback...More

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

We understand your passion for seeing a particular type of whale. Believe it or not, we respond to reviews just like this one from guests that were hoping to see humpback whales instead of orcas! We are passionate about seeing all types of whales. We...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had three generations of our family on the LaConnor Deception Pass evening trip. The eldest uses a walker. We were very happy she could be accommodated on the boat in a comfortable inside location since she has always enjoyed boating; while the younger generations...More

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

Thanks for your positive review about our Deception Pass cruise! It is a new program to our company, so we love to hear positive feedback about the trip. I will pass on your kind words to our crew! Thanks again for bringing out your family...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice size vessel, can accommodate mid-size number of people, with excellent viewing along decks or from inside cabin. Knowledgeable and friendly captain and crew, with excellent insights and information on the wildlife in the area. We wanted to see orcas, and the captain was "in...More

Thank Jeannie R
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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks for your positive response Jeannie! We are glad that you had a good experience out on your tour with us and continue to stay pleased with our company! We always love to hear good things about our captain and crew so I will pass...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This company does a terrific job with their whale watching tours! Friendly & engaging crew and a smooth, well-run tour. The ship is cozy and accommodating. Unfortunately, we did not get to see any orcas on our tour, which I was most looking forward to,...More

Thank Chris L
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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much for your positive review! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour, the boat, and our crew! The boat that you were on is our brand new vessel, so we are glad that you enjoyed all of the cool new features that...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had a great time on their 7 hour whale watching tour out of La Conner last week. Emma, the naturalist, was very informative and the captain and crew were great. We saw orcas, seals, eagles, puffins, etc.....even a deer and a raccoon. The food on...More

Thank midnight2shadows
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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thanks for sharing your experience. Our extended La Conner tours definitely offer a great chance of seeing things you wouldn't normally expect on a whale watching tour, like deer, raccoons, and puffins! Glad you had such a wonderful tour!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a wonderful experience.. the boat was beautiful, crew efficient and Orcas were plentiful. We had 14 family members on the trip, no one was disappointed. We missed our original reservation due to accident of I-5, the freeway was closed four four hours. We...More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

We are so glad you were able to reschedule and join us for a fantastic tour. Thank you for choosing Island Adventures!

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out yesterday and had a fabulous trip. Saw lots of orcas. Captain was very skilled in getting-the boat in position for excellent viewing. Staff was knowledgeable and friendly. Boat was clean and comfortable. Dress warm- it was cold on an 80 degree day....More

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AnacortesWhales, Manager at Island Adventures, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Thank you for reviewing your recent tour. Great advice regarding dressing warm - our waters are chilly all year so even during summer, the breeze can be quite cool! We really appreciate you choosing Island Adventures!

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madieshopper
27 June 2018|
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Response from kevin s |
Yes. Plenty of parking
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22 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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