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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
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This was a spectacular trip on the Juan de Fuca Strait in search of whales and other sea mammals. The views of the Olympic mountains were fantastic, and the sea lions and seals of different varieties were very interesting, but the real highlight was siting...More

1  Thank neilz0r
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

A fun day out ( morning sailing) with the boat searching to whales and we were not disappointed. 3 hr trip lots of hump back whales (lots) sea otter, bald eagles, seals ( various) porpoises (someone saw them) birds of every type. Great tour good...More

1  Thank Geoff M
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Dear Geoff, Thank you for such a wonderful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour so much and it sounds like you got to see lots of whales & wildlife. During our recent tours we have had about a 50/50 mix of...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We had this trip with 5Star booked by our tour guide (Sue from Titan Travel)on June 8th,and as it was our first ever whalewatching trip,we were hoping to see something rather special.There they were,2 Humpbacks lunge feeding right along side of the boat! We also...More

Thank klhstacey
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 5 days ago

Thank you for such a lovely review, your feedback is very important and appreciated. We are happy to hear you had a wonderful time with the lunge feeding Humpbacks, always a very exciting encounter! Our crew are very passionate and knowledgeable and we will make...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

I am a tourguide who takes large European groups on a Tour Coach tour in West Canada. Excellent experience seeing whaleswith 5 Star!

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

Thank you for your kind comments and for taking the time to write a review. We really appreciate your feedback and love having your groups take our tours, they are always such fun & wonderful people!

Reviewed 1 week ago

We have been on several west coast whale watching expeditions, on everything from cruise ships to zodiacs. Five Star was one of the most enjoyable, partly because of the 'show' the humpback put on for us. Unfortunately, that is the luck of the draw and...More

Thank Patti1_13
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to provide such a thoughtful review. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour and got to see an amazing encounter with Humpbacks! Some days the variety of wildlife is better than others and sorry we did not...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The " Naturalists" advertised are just some friendly girls with no special knowledge which was dissappointing. The skipper couldn 't care less about the tourists and his companion ignored us. They presented themselves really unfortunately. We saw some whales where other boats already hovered around....More

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

Dear Dagmar, Thank you for your review and sorry to hear you had a disappointing experience, especially as you did see whales on your tour (J & Kpod, over 30 Resident Orcas)! As Victoria’s longest running and most respected Whale Watching Company we have been...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We saw a whale a some killer whales. The guide who was with us was very passionate and explained everything to us. It was sunny so it was a very nice day and journey

Thank JorgeViduka
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for your kind words and we are happy to hear you enjoyed your tour. We have passed your comments on to the Naturalist that was on your tour as our staff always appreciate receiving feedback.

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We went with this company at the advice of a friend. We were so glad we did!! The naturalists were so friendly and informative...without it being too much. My 6 year old had an amazing time too! We saw a large group of whales from...More

Thank Samantha K
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Samantha, Thank you for your kind comments, they are very much appreciated. It sounds like you had an amazing evening trip and understand you saw L41 Mega breach, a breathtaking sight for sure! We will make sure we pass on your kind comments to...More

Reviewed 15 June 2017

June 11th we took the 2pm whale watching trip. As usual, it was cold and windy as we made our way toward the viewing grounds. A warm jacket worked well when outside the cabin. We saw a few glimpses of the shy Dall's Porpoises as...More

Thank Cathy-Jo M
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Cathy-Jo. Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review, we appreciate receiving such in depth feedback. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your tour and it sounds like you saw a ton of wildlife and whales. We look...More

Reviewed 11 June 2017 via mobile

We booked our cruise at the local Visitors Centre and duly boarded the larger sized vessel which took us out of Victoria Harbour, past the Race Rocks Lighthouse, out into the Strait of Juan De Fuca and nearly to the north west coast of Washington...More

Thank trevorrose
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 14 June 2017

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very grateful to receive your feedback.

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tchugh
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
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
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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