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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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645 Humboldt St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
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Reviewed 5 days ago

What a blast,great staff,nicely equipped boat,a great day for a 3 hour tour,a 3 hour tour,lol,we loved it,saw 2 pods of orcas,2 species of dolphins,and even 2 bald eagles,the captain did a great job of finding the right spots and our very informative upper deck...More

2  Thank daniel f
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We were really hoping to see some Orca's but unfortunately they were not around on our trip. None of the boats saw them that day..but we did see a humpback, seals, sea lions, a sea otter and others. My only comment would be that it...More

Thank Peter V
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind review and happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. Unfortunately, Orcas do travel up to 100 miles in a day searching for food. We try every trip to find them but if the food is not here or if they...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Comfortable catamaran style boat with a nice interior for cold weather trips and good space in the fore and aft (front and back) sections of the boat to get out and see the sights of the sea. Our captain and marine biologist were excellent. All...More

Thank Mark H
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Dear Mark, Thank you for taking the time to write such a glowing review about your recent tour with Five Star Whale Watching. We really appreciate receiving such positive feedback and will make sure we pass on your comments to our dedicated crew. Thank you...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This tour was three hours and leaves from downtown. You gather at their office and our guide gave us a complete overview using a map to where we were going to try and find the whale's. Our guide was pleasant, well informed and had a...More

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5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review of your recent tour with Five Star Whale Watching. We really appreciate receiving comments from our guests.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Very well organized, know what they are doing and how to go about it. Katie is so knowledgeable and lets everyone on the lower deck know what is going on while the Captain does the same on the upper deck. They are conscious of safety...More

Thank cdh13
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful comments regarding your recent tour with Five Star Whale Watching. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour with us.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great company! Both guides were very informative and friendly. We were super lucky - had a perfect, calm and sunny day at sea, and we saw several pods of transient killer whales!! The guide said she had never seen that many all at once before....More

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5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review, we will make sure your comments are passed on to the crew. It sounds like you had a very special encounter!

Reviewed 22 April 2017

I really liked the info shared along the way. We saw hundreds of seals, hundreds of sea lions, some dolphins from a distance, eagles, cormorant nests, and other sea birds. Sadly, no whales.

Thank familyvisitor09
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind comments. Although we do not guarantee whale sightings until June, due to your lovely comments we would be happy to offer you a complimentary tour in the future. Just contact our office and ask for Andrew.

Reviewed 5 April 2017

The crew made this trip great with all of their knowledge and experience. The boat was comfortable and they had warm jackets for all on chilly days

2  Thank genmgr
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for such a wonderful review, we really appreciate getting feedback from our guests.

Reviewed 25 November 2016

This whale watching tour was great! We followed a male and female orca for about an hour, catching glimpses as they came up for air. Then we went searching for a humpback, which we found right towards the end of the trip. As if on...More

1  Thank aussietrek
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for your wonderful review and kind words. We are happy you saw lots of marine life, including both Orcas & Humpbacks during your tour with us. Your feedback is very much appreciated.

Reviewed 8 November 2016

I went whale watching this summer with a gaggle of my folks out visiting from Ontario. I've been out whale watching before but nothing like this trip. The boat was great, it was comfortable & a great platform for everyone including grandparents & kids. I've...More

2  Thank b_schee
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review of your recent experience with Five Star Whale Watching. We are happy you enjoyed your tour and that you got to see lots of whales! Your feedbacks means a lot to our crew...More

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tchugh
Hi, we are traveling with a 3 month old baby on a stroller. Is it safe to travel with a baby that small? Will you be able to accommodate us and a stroller? Thanks!
22 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
Hi, if you book online with Viator can you change your itinerary if you have a conflict?
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
I will be 4 months pregnant when we visit Victoria. Is it ok for me to take the tour?
24 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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