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Five Star Whale Watching

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645 Humboldt St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
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Established in 1985, Five Star Whale Watching is Victoria’s longest running and most respected Whale Watching company. We are a family business offering unparalleled service and location. Five Star Whale Watching has been a key player in establishing Victoria British Columbia as a world famous whale watching destination. Our high speed expedition catamarans are the perfect vessels for environmentally friendly and responsible whale watching without sacrificing comfort!With over 80 Resident Orcas (Salmon Eating Killer Whales) and numerous Transient Orcas (Marine Mammal eating Killer Whales), discover why Whale Watching in Victoria B.C is a must for any visitor. Our marine life also includes Humpback Whales, Migrating Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Porpoise, Seals, Sea Lions and numerous Marine Birds. We live in one of the best places in the world to enjoy whale watching – let our expert staff and crew educate and inspire you with the wonders of the Salish Sea!We take our marine environment seriously, and strive to implement the “Reduce, reuse, recycle” philosophy in all we do.
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645 Humboldt St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
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"whale watching"
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"sea lions"
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"great trip"
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"captain trevor"
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"entire crew"
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Reviewed 3 days ago

My husband and I found the staff were very knowledgeable and pleasant. We saw several pods of resident whales which were wonderful to see. Thank you all for a great day and we hope to use your services again soon. J & E. Boake

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Thoroughly enjoyed our time. Friendly helpful staff and we even got to see a Humpback whale. Keep up the good work.

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Thank Bob M
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5StarVictoriaBC, Front Office Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 days ago

Bob, Inquisitive passengers like you keep us motivated to learn more and continue to improve. We are so lucky to have Humpback returning to the Salish Sea: Thank you for the feedback! James

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Had a wonderful whale watching trip with 5 Star. Very friendly team and Jim is SO knowledgeable about the wildlife, the geography and the history. He was best of any of the whale watching guides / hosts we experienced in Victoria.More

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5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Dear Garth, Thank you for your kind words and for taking the time to write a wonderful review following your recent tour with Five Star. We appreciate customer feedback and will make sure your comments about Jim are passed on to him, we know he...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First class experience all the way; highly recommended. The five-star boat allows both outside and inside viewing. If you choose the inside (lower deck) you can go outside when the whales are close by. The experienced crew tell you all you need to know about...More

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5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

We appreciate you mentioning some of the benefits of our vessel's design:Great viewing options. And "Thank You!" for highlighting our crew's love of answering questions.

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I took a tour with 5 Star hoping to see Orcas. Despite all the captains hard work we werent able to catch a glimpse of any. We did get to see some beautiful islands with sealions and other great scenery the whales eluded us. Overall...More

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5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Don, Many thanks for your review. While you can never guarantee an animal in their natural habitat, we at Five Star are confident that over 98% of the time in peak season months we will be able to show you whales in the wild! Despite...More

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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went on the sun set whale watching and really enjoyed it,if I’m being honest I was disappointed not to see more whale/orca activity but I’m experienced enough to understand they are not out there to satisfy our curiosity,but I did get to see a...More

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5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Geo 180, I really appreciate your review, especially as we received it on World Oceans Day. Having thoughtful and inquisitive passengers like you helps us to further your and our understanding of the interconnection of rain and snow melt, sediment, kelp, seaweed, seagrasses, phytoplanton,, zooplanton,...More

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tchugh
21 July 2015|
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Response from 5StarVictoriaBC | Property representative |
Thank you for your question! Absolutely - our vessel is perfect for any age! We often have families with newborns and small children on board - our catamaran is a twin hull stable vessel with plenty of indoor (or outdoor... More
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LCWalker
3 July 2015|
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Response from 5StarVictoriaBC | Property representative |
Hi LCWalker and thank you for your question! You can absolutely change your itinerary - you just have to contact us directly if you would like to change the time or day (1800.634.9617). Please try to give at minimum 24 hours... More
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Melissa M
23 April 2015|
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Response from 5StarVictoriaBC | Property representative |
Absolutely! It is a stable catamaran - if it is windy we will advise you. As long as you have no risk warning from your doctor you are more than welcome to join us! I hope this helps and Congratulations!!
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