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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 4 days ago via mobile

Whale watching had been on my bucket list for some time and this trip was worth the wait! We saw four Orcas while on this tour and it was amazing! Katie was super informative and so helpful. This was a great trip!More

Thank Bill-Shannon B
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 2 days ago

Thank you for taking the time to write a review following your recent tour with Five Star Whale Watching. We are delighted that you had such a great experience seeing Orcas in the wild, always an amazing experience! Thank you also for your kind comments...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Conditions were tough, it we did get to see a Humpback, sea lions, and seals. Was hoping for Orcas, but they really did try everything they could. Staff were amazing and the boat was comfortable with lots of room for kids.More

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

Thank you for you review, your feedback is very important. Yes, the day you went out was a tough one due to the weather (we have had way more wind than usual) but glad we managed to find you a Humpback and that you enjoyed...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Since I have motion sickness I was a bit apprehensive. The staff were super helpful. I had no problem; unfortunately my husband got seasick for the first time ever. Again the staff was super helpful. Because of this we were in the best possible position...More

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

Thank you for your fantastic review, it sounds like you had an amazing experience during your tour. We are also glad to hear how well our staff took care of you and your husband (we hope he felt better later), we have phenomenal crew and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had so much fun. We otters, harbor seals, sea lions, elephant seals, and most importantly a hump back baby snake and many orcas! The boat was great. Not over crowded and a great view from inside as well. We saw other whale tours boats...More

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

Thank you for your kind and wonderful review, we appreciate the feedback. We will pass on you lovely comments to our dedicated crew. It sounds like you had a wonderful experience and thank you again for choosing Five Star Whale Watching.

Reviewed 1 week ago

I live in Victoria and for the last 6 years I have taken a whale watching tour with this company. On only one trip were we "skunked" with no whales found; although we did see a sea otter in the wild by Race Rocks, which...More

Thank Ian M
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Cannot rave enough about a company that offers EXTREME value in a crowded field of over-priced mediocrities. The boats are COMFORTABLE & "whale-friendly" (not those bone-jarring Zodiacs, which imho should be avoided at all costs!), have washrooms, 2 impressive naturalists and (limited) beverage service on...More

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

Dear Jennifer, Wow, thank you for your amazing review! We really appreciate such a glowing report and especially like the comments about our wonderful crew & staff. Oh and we do agree that Melina is a Gem and we are lucky to have her as...More

Reviewed 3 weeks 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
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thank you for such a glowing review and it sounds like you had a very special day! We will make sure we pass on your kind comments to our crew. Thank you for choosing Five Star Whale Watching and we look forward to seeing you...More

Reviewed 4 weeks 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

Thank Geoff M
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 4 weeks 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 5 weeks ago

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

1  Thank HSwets
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks 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!

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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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