The water around the San Juan Islands and Anacortes Washington is the best place in the world to view wild orca whales. Situated in the rain shadow of the Olympic Mountains and protected from the weather of the Pacific Ocean, whale watch tours departing from Anacortes experience calm water and clear skies that the whole family can enjoy.

Our Southern Resident Orca communities are among the most studied whales on the planet. Each member is named and numbered and the expert naturalists here in Anacortes spend enough time with them to identify individual whales and their family-trees.

In addition to Orcas it is common to see a variety of other wildlife including, Minke whales, Gray whales, Humpback whales, Dall and Harbor porpoise, Sea-lions, Seals, Eagles, and much more. A whale-watch trip from Anacortes is also rewarding for serious bird watchers. Add to your life on the way to a terrific whale watch experience. Two of the top whale-watch companies in Washington call Anacortes home.

Island Express Charters
4005 Robin Court
Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone: 360.299.2875
Phone2: 877.473.9777
Cell: 360.661.7286

Fax: 360.299.2985
Diver's Dream Charters
558 Klamath Drive
La Conner, WA 98257
Contact:Phillip Jensen
Phone: 360-466-3646
Phone2: 800-202-0076

Island Adventures
P.O. Box 1718
Anacortes, WA 98221
Contact: Shane Aggergaard
Phone: 360-293-2428
Phone2: 800-465-4604
Fax: 360-299-8708
Anacortes Kayak Tours
1801 Commercial Avenue
Anacortes, WA 98221
Phone: 360-588-1117
Phone2: 800-992-1801
Fax: 360-299-8708

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