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Five Star Whale Watching

#10 of 37 Boat Tours & Water Sports in Victoria Features Animals
645 Humboldt St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
+1 800-634-9617
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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
+1 800-634-9617
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Reviewed 8 October 2015

There are many choices for whale watching in Victoria Harbour. We chose this company because of their very competitive price and the time of their tour and because the boats were more comfortable than a zodiac for two active seniors. The crew, Andrew, Jenna and...More

1  Thank Pnanny329
Reviewed 1 October 2015 via mobile

Went on the boat with 4 friends and had a wonderful experience. From the moment we arrived at the Five Star office we were greeted by friendly, smiling faces. The information prior to getting on board is informative and and easy to understand. The crew...More

1  Thank Gina P
Reviewed 29 September 2015

Greeted with smiling faces of the crew and captain on a beautiful sunny day! We had a great day and saw the superpod, j,k,l pods at the same time...amazing! Doesn't happen to often that the three pods are at the same place at the same...More

1  Thank kmo31
Reviewed 19 September 2015

You are greeted with excited smiles the moment you walk in the door. While being knowledgeable of the whales is key to this particular industry; the staff also has an understanding of local flora, fauna, history, and attractions in the area. When not giving the...More

3  Thank Rachael V
Reviewed 18 September 2015 via mobile

Went today to Five Star Whale Watching as part of my school program and not only did we see about 8 or 9 different orcas ranging from huge males to a few mom's with their calves we saw seals and other wildlife. The naturalist was...More

2  Thank Cameron W
Reviewed 16 September 2015

Open and undercover this fast boat has an amazing success in finding the whales. Been with them 6 times and all but 1 spotted whales.

2  Thank theairtraveller
Reviewed 9 September 2015

Kyla is the most knowledgeable, passionate, personable guide we have ever had the pleasure of meeting. She so very patiently explained everything that we were seeing on our whale watching expedition. Since she clearly recognized each individual animal, I asked if they had names. Oh...More

2  Thank bricolage4
Reviewed 23 August 2015

We wanted to cap off our holiday with something memorable and Five Star Whale Watching delivered! Our guides were exceptionally well versed in marine biology and gave us a lot of insight into the orcas' behaviour and way of life. The captain also shared his...More

1  Thank amkukla
Reviewed 21 August 2015

This is the only boat on the sea specifically built for whale watching. It holds a smaller amount of people so you don't get trampled when you see a whale or other sea wild life. The crew is knowledgeable giving information about things as they...More

1  Thank marymaker
Reviewed 20 August 2015

I was on your tour the 19th of August 2015. I must say I was amazed at the sights I saw. :Humpbacks, Orcas, seals..... All in all a perfect day and I am so happy I chose 5Star. We could not have spent our money...More

2  Thank wendymason
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21 July 2015|
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
3 July 2015|
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
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!!