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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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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists
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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 20 July 2016 via mobile

We booked the tour whilst on the clipper heading to Victoria from Seattle, and the arrangements were excellent. They gave us an interesting talk and then we headed straight to the boat and out to see if we could spot any whales. The team were...More

1  Thank Loraine69
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Dear Loraine, Thank you for your kind comment about your recent tour and our team, it is appreciated. We are happy to hear you enjoyed your experience and that it was the highlight of your stay in Victoria. Our crew does enjoy what they do...More

Reviewed 3 July 2016

Fantastic experience. Friendly, helpful and knowledgeable crew. It was quite rough when I went in the afternoon but seeing the orchas and luckily a humpback plus all the other wildlife it took off the worry about it being a bit choppy. Something I always wanted...More

1  Thank MADMEERKAT7
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Thank you for such a wonderful review and for your kind words about Five Star Whale Watching & our crew! We are happy you got to tick this off our your "bucket list" :) Thank you again for chosing Five Star Whale Watching.

Reviewed 1 July 2016

Unfortunately we didn't see any whales, during the trip we were told this often happens if there is a full moon the night before due to the effect on the tides. My cousin who lives in Victoria joined us so I paid for 5 adults...More

2  Thank 440rob
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

We are sorry to hear that you did not see whales during your tour. We make every effort possible to show our guests whales but sometimes the whales do not cooperate. That is the reality when you are dealing with wild animals that can move...More

Reviewed 1 July 2016

I really didn't fancy the Zodiac boats, so we went for the larger cruiser style, with Five Star. Very efficient booking, smooth ride in comfortable cabin, and - the whales! We saw a family of transient Orcas teaching a young one how to hunt, then...More

1  Thank Iain409
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 4 July 2016

Thank you for your kind comments regarding your recent experience with Five Star Whale Watching. We are happy you enjoyed your tour and got to see the Whales & other wildlife. It sounds like you had a very special experience watching Transient Orcas teaching a...More

Reviewed 25 June 2016

This trip was the best ever! We saw so much marine life and the views are spectacular. We had a very, very close encounter with a huge gray whale, who came to us and checked us out very closely and hung around our boat for...More

1  Thank nicd882016
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2016

Thank you for your kind words and praise. We are so happy to hear you enjoyed your recent tour with Five Star Whale Watching. It sounds like you had a very magical experience!

Reviewed 22 June 2016

I have been out with Five Star Whale Watching a number of times now and each time is a different and very enjoyable experience...I highly recommend them. We went out on June 12th and the crew, as usual, were excellent, informative and clearly love what...More

1  Thank Gina P
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 June 2016

Thank you for your kind comments. One of the most rewarding parts of this amazing job is to have passengers who pay us the ultimate compliment by returning to head out onto the water a second, third..... trip. Having been lucky enough to guide people...More

Reviewed 18 June 2016

My wife and I were lucky enough to experience whale watching at it's most exciting and rewarding. On Friday 10th June on the morning excursion we saw 8 Humpbacks all in a small area feeding [there were at least 20 in the area].. We saw...More

Thank Colin B
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 18 June 2016

Colin B, Thank you for taking the time to provide a review. Andrew's "boundless enthusiasm" comes from being lucky enough to share his passion with visitors like you who come on-board with a passion for wildlife and an open mind hungry for knowledge. Your feedback...More

Reviewed 16 June 2016

I went out on the 5 Star Whale Watching tour on June 12th in the afternoon. It was the first time I had been on a tour and seeing humpback whales! What an amazing three-hour experience. We also saw seals, sea lions, an otter and...More

1  Thank Wendy G
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thank you for your wonderful comments about your recent tour and the crew. We will make sure these comments are passed on to Trev & Kristen.

Reviewed 12 June 2016 via mobile

Went on a tour on June 9. First of all great service and also had a great deal from groupon. Expecting to see maybe 2 or 3 whale breaches but we easily had over 20. It seems the killer whales were following us. Saw some...More

1  Thank vdx2k9
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 24 July 2016

Thank you for your wonderful feedback, it sounds like you had a fantastic experience during your recent tour. We will make sure we pass on comments to Kristen.

Reviewed 5 June 2016

Enjoyed a beautiful day out on the water and headed towards Race Rocks but sadly saw only one quiet humpback. We did a quick tour around the islands to see the sea lions and then headed back to see the humpback one more time before...More

Thank toygim
5StarVictoriaBC, Manager at Five Star Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 9 June 2016

We are sorry (and surprised) to hear that you felt like you were "one of the unlucky ones" during your recent tour. Why “surprised”? You were able to see a Humpback Whale, one of the largest whales we get to see in the Salish Sea...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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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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