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Five Star Whale Watching

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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...more
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645 Humboldt St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
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+1 800-634-9617
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Last night I took my daughters on a sunset tour. I liked the speed, size, and sturdy boat right away. We went out into sea for about an hour and I was losing hope of seeing anything when all of a sudden we found ourselves...More

Thank 261LBTW
Reviewed 2 days ago

Second time round and u guys r even better! Really fun captain and photographer, lots of laughs, very knowledgeable, we saw orcas in the first hour on both tours as well as other wild life. I will continue recommending u & I will be back!!...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

We were on the smaller 12 passenger boat. Tom was very knowledgeable and we saw 2 pods of orcas as well as a humpback whale. Overall a very good experience but I did feel a bit seasick on the way back.

Thank Gsaracco
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thank you for your review. We are glad to hear that you enjoyed your adventure on the Salish Shadow!

Reviewed 5 days ago

One day before we did the trip, we make a reservation. The company and the guide where verry friendly. We did see a copple off orca's and a hunchback, the last 24 feet from us.

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

Thank you for your review. It sounds like you had a wonderful experience with Orcas and Humpbacks.

Reviewed 6 days ago

We took the 10:00 AM whale watching tour and found the crew to be especially helpful and friendly. We saw a number of humpback whales and they were magnificent.More

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

Thank you for your review and kind comments. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your recent tour and got to see lots of Humpback Whales! The Humpback comeback in the Salish Sea is a magnificent & positive development over the last few years. Watching...More

Reviewed 6 days ago

We saw humpback whales, a long time dream. Capt. Tom was great! This group cares for the whales and drives the boats carefully. Loved it!More

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

Thank you for such an amazing review and we are glad we could fulfill a long time dream! Captain Tom is a fantastic Captain, very knowledgeable and passionate about the marine environment. He is also a very skilled driver and we are happy he is...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Our family went on the afternoon whale watching cruise and came up trumps. We saw three humpback whales and at least 15 Orcas. A brilliant afternoon. The naturalists kept us well informed of what we saw and the ecology of the area. The trip was...More

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

Thank you for such a glowing review and it sounds like you had an amazing wildlife bonanza! Our Naturalists are the best in the business and are both informative and passionate about the marine environment. Thank you for noticing our efforts to show you wildlife...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Family of five with kids 7, 11 and 14. Our guides were fantastic and very patient with my 7 year old’s endless questions. We were unprepared for how cold it would be (no fault of the tour company) so bring many layers and wear pants....More

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

Thank you for your comments and review, it is most appreciated. We are glad to hear you enjoyed your encounter and our guides love being asked questions. Yes, it is always colder on the water than it is on land, usually by about 10 degrees....More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I booked a whale watching tour through Clipper Vacations. Our captain and tour guide were wonderful, they were very knowledgeable and we learned so much. Our guide made sure to visit each area of the boat to talk to people and teach...More

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

Thank you for your detailed review! We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your trip exploring the Salish Sea and all of the wildlife that comes with it. Hope to see you out with us again someday!

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a fabulous time on this tour. We found some killer whales who were in the middle of celebrating together after a successful hunt. Note that due to regulation you cannot see the whales from more than 1 km away - bring binoculars! Our...More

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

Larena, Thank you for your review. Sounds like you had a very exciting encounter! Our 1km slow-approach and 200 yard (US waters)/200 metre (Canadian waters) viewing distance is done to keep the whales as safe as possible, which we are very committed to doing. Thank...More

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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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