Editor's Explorations - Whale watching

  • Written by Kristen Hamilton

For this week’s adventure we went to the little fishing village on the sound…Anacortes.  Our main focus was whale watching but we ended up loving the down to earth little town and all the people we met. 

SealsPhoto courtesy of Island AdventuresWe chose Island Adventures Whale Watching for our trip and the crew was really terrific.  The boat was the brand new Explorer 5 (only 2 weeks in the water – pictured here from our trip courtesy of sister ship Explorer 4).  The captain and crew were very knowledgeable and worked hard to be sure we saw not only whales on our trip but other wildlife as well including harbor seals, sea lions, and porpoises.   

Following the cruise, we walked around downtown and window shopped for a bit before heading up to the rooftop bar at the Majestic Inn & Spa.  The spot was perfect for watching the sunset and we ended up meeting some new friends due to the cozy set up of couches and firepits. 

Boat with whalePhoto courtesy of Island AdventuresFor dinner we ventured to Adrift as we had checked out the menu earlier and it looked delicious.  The placed was packed which is always a good sign.  The wait for a table was about 30 minutes so we opted for a couple of seats at the counter.  It was the perfect spot to watch the wait crew and cooks in action while getting us very hungry for our meals.  Patience prevailed and our dinner was great and worth the wait.  I would suggest a reservation for sure at this hot spot.

To complete the adventure, we spent the night in a cute little motel and slept in a bit the next morning.  We drove through La Conner on the way home and decided that has to be an adventure soon as the downtown area was adorable.  Until next week….

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