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Five Star Whale Watching

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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 3 days ago

We saw 4 whales in total. It was simply amazing! The boat was clean. The hosts and naturalist were very informative, We saw a sea otter and sea lions. The three hour crews was well worth the money paid. For those of you tha t...More

Thank BlairCherylM
Reviewed 6 days ago

Couldn't say more good things about this company, they managed to find both humpbacks and orcas - and even extended the day to find orcas knowing how badly we wanted to see them. The guides were incredibly knowledgeable, and it was nice to have the...More

Thank rockfaery
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

My wife and I had a blast on this tour! We saw Orcas and really enjoyed ourselves! Would definitely use this company again, and would recommend it to my family! The guides couldn't have been more nice! Coffee and hot Chocolate on board too! Do...More

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

Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and we are happy you had such a wonderful time! Our crew really love what they do and love it when they receive such positive feedback. Thank you again for your review and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

My adult son and I were visiting Victoria and knew whale and sea lion watching was at the top of our gotta-do-it list, but were inundated with several options from different companies. After careful review we finally landed on Five Star for several reasons and...More

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

Wow, thank you so much for such an incredible and thoughtful review! We do the job we do because we are passionate about the wildlife & marine environment and when we get reviews like this it just reinforces our commitment. Our crew love reading feedback,...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

It was so great! The staff was knowledgeable and we found some of the resident orca whale pods by the San Juan Islands. Make sure you bring water and warm clothes, especially if you want to sit on the top deck.

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

We are glad you enjoyed your recent tour and thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review!

Reviewed 1 week ago

The trip exceeded our expectations in terms of the staff and what we saw. We have done several whale trips. This s the only one which provided us with high quality waterproof jackets. These came n handy as it was very wet. Also free hot...More

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

Dear Helen, Thank you for your review and we are so happy to hear we exceeded your expectations! We try our best on every trip to show our guest the wonders of the Salish Sea, and feedback such as this makes all our efforts worthwhile!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My daughter and I had the best time on the whale watching tour yesterday we saw everything we expected Humpback whales and orca's... my daughter was so so happy thank you

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

Dear Lisa, Thank you for taking the time to write such a lovely review and we are so happy to hear you and your daughter enjoyed the tour. Orcas & Humpbacks, it really does not get much better than that!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We bought the Groupon, for $72, and it was a 3 hour whale watching trip.This was a great deal and we saw lots of wild life and some humpback whales. The staff was friendly.

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

Thank you for your review. We are glad you enjoyed your experience.

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

What a great experience! We went out on the Aug 18th morning tour. A good sized boat with outside observation areas in the bow, stern and upper deck. As it was very windy and cold on the water we spent the majority of the travel...More

Thank Alanmac17
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Alanmac, Thank you for taking the time to write such a thoughtful and informative review. Our Captain & Crew work with the other vessels on the water and all vessels try to limit their time with an individual whale & space out the fleet....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was an excellent activity for my girlfriend and I, and I'm glad we went with this company. Definitely a great family activity, and I wouldn't skip this experience on your trip to Victoria. I'd bring binoculars, a windproof jacket, and a camera. The trip...More

Thank MitchN210
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Mitch, Thank you for writing such a wonderful and well thought out review! We are happy you and your girlfriend enjoyed your recent experience with Five Star Whale Watching. You provided a great description of our purpose built vessel! Yes, the hot chocolate is...More

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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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