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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 13 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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 12 July 2017

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 15 July 2017

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 29 June 2017

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 4 July 2017

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 23 June 2017

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 24 June 2017

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 20 June 2017 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

1  Thank Samantha K
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2017

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 14 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 24 June 2017

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 10 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 13 June 2017

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

Reviewed 8 June 2017

We were lucky enough to see two humpback whales feeding right up close- it was magnificent! The staff were all so pleasant and it was obvious they wanted us to see whales and enjoy the experience ! Really knowledgeable guides on board which added so...More

Thank Ailbhe R
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 10 June 2017

Thank you for such a marvelous review and we are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent tour. Our crew as well as other passengers, came back to our office raving about this trip, it sounds like you had a very special encounter! We...More

Reviewed 27 May 2017 via mobile

Very helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable stag and guides. Saw a couple of humpbacks but the orcas and grays weren't out today. Still several species of sea lion and seals, a sea otter and some help identifying birds. Loved it and hope to go again.More

Thank John M
5StarVictoriaBC, Front Office Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2017

John, Thank you for taking the time to write a review. We appreciate the feedback, and we will continue to do our best to explain the connection between species seen and the food that is available to them in the Wild. We hope that seeing...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

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

4  Thank daniel f
5StarVictoriaBC, General Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 26 May 2017

Thank you for your fantastic review, we really appreciate such valuable feedback from our guests. We are also happy to hear you enjoyed your trip, it sounds like another amazing day on the water!

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tchugh
21 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
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!!
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