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Five Star Whale Watching

651 Humboldt St., Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
800-634-9617
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$85*
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90%
Ranked #22 of 110 Activities in Victoria
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Tours, Adventure
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Owner description: 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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Chehalis
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53 reviews 53 reviews
8 attraction reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2012

This was our first whale watching trip in Victoria. Being wild creatures, it's unpredictable whether you will see whales or not but we hit the jackpot on our trip July 1! We saw many of the local Orcas as they were hunting. It was interesting to see how they worked as a group while hunting. The crew were always available... More

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Oklahoma
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19 reviews 19 reviews
14 attraction reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2012

We booked this trip 2 days before porting on our cruise in Victoria. We were able to make it on the trip and everything went great. They picked us up right at the pier and took us right to the boat. We left and headed out to find the Orcas. Trip took about 30-40 minutes and the naturalist explained landmarks... More

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Houston, Texas
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5 reviews 5 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2012 via mobile

We took the tour with our 3 children and had a great time. We got very professional and friendly service at the same time. Krysta was our onboard naturalist and was extremely nice and friendly. We would recommend the tour to anyone and found it to be one of the main highlights of our 10 day vacation.

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Chico, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Everyone at Five Star went out of their way to insure that we had the best possible whale watching experience! From our first contacts with them (by phone and email) until the time we were on the boat, we were so impressed by how extremely helpful, friendly, and knowledgeable everyone at Five Star was. They patiently answered all of our... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012 via mobile

From the friendly staff to the comfortable ride, this was a great trip. Staff were knowledgable and informative. The boat was clean and comfortable, and the options of being inside and protected, on the top enjoying the sun and wind, or on the bow or stern enjoying the view meant our entire family experienced the trip in a different way.... More

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The Woodlands, Texas, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2012

Our 3.5 tour was excellent! The crew and staff were VERY knowledgeable, professional, and took us on a fun, informative adventure! Would definitely go with Five Star again!

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Lymington, United Kingdom
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 attraction reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2012

This was the third whale watching trip of our holiday and definitely the best. The boat was comfortable, even though it was a bit choppy, and the onboard naturalists were excellent, really knew their stuff. We spent some time off San Juan Island with some of J pod then, because it was getting a bit rough, headed back via the... More

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Spokane, Washington, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2012

We jumped over to Victoria BC via the Victoria Clipper from Seattle and reserved our spot for a whale watching tour while en-route. I was hesitant at first as your not guaranteed your gonna see some whales. Fortunately, we did get to see several of them in our 3.5 hours on the tour. We learned that the last thirty or... More

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Seattle
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27 reviews 27 reviews
9 attraction reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012

Very friendly, knowledgable naturalists on board. We saw the L pod Killer Whales. Only complaint is they ran out of hot chocolate.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2012 via mobile

It was a very exciting trip. The staff were very friendly and informative. I would definitely go again.

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