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Five Star Whale Watching

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645 Humboldt St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6, Canada
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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 yesterday

Fantastic trip! Would go again any time. Saw lots of whales. While worth the cost. Very good staff! Professional!

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Reviewed 2 days ago

We had a reservation for three and last addition which they accommodated. The staff was friendly and extremely knowledgeable. We saw 3 pods of whales which we were told was extremely rare. Even our guide was excited. Overall the trip was lots of fun and...More

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Reviewed 3 days ago

Bucket list checked. We saw 2 humpback whales on our trip. There were also several seals and bald eagles. Absolutely beautiful scenery! The crew is very attentive and informative. It gets cold, so layer! Thanks for the memories 5Star!

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Reviewed 3 days ago

My family from the states visited and totally enjoyed seeing the whales; they had been on another excursion previously and stated they saw more with the Five Star. Myself I like the cabin cruiser for protection and being comfortable viewing. All hats off to you....Five...More

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Reviewed 4 days ago

The boat has indoor seating (with a bathroom) as well as outdoor seating and deck space. We saw 2 pods of humpbacks, harbor seals, and bald eagles on the tour. It was greate to get close to the whales, and hear them spouting water from...More

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

Thank you. Your review will be very helpful for future passengers wondering whether there are indoor and outdoor viewing options.And we are pleased to note that you experienced the sights, sounds and smells of being our on the water with these amazing and huge (up...More

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Reviewed 6 days ago

We had this whale watching tour in a sunny day, and we saw whales, cute sea otter, seals, walrus, etc...so many wild animals...really fun tour

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

Hi Molly, Thank you for your great review. It sounds like you had a fantastic experience & saw lots of wildlife during your tour. Thank you again for taking the time to write a review and for choosing Five Star Whale Watching.

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The 3 hour adventure passes fast and it’s a bit of a lottery when it comes to whale spotting but the crew makes sure the time is well spent. You get to see a lot of varied species native to the area like seals or...More

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

Thank you for your kind review. It can be a bit of a lottery at times when it comes to seeing whales, though we see them most trips that we head out and have a very high percentage of success rate. For the rare time...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

Struggle to get there and it seemed hardly worth it. It should be 90% chance to see many animals. So less than expectedMore

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

Thank you for your review. The reality of watching Wild Whales in their natural environment is that you never know what and where we will encounter them but that is also what makes Whale Watching in the Salish Sea so amazing. Orcas (Killer Whales) are...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a great whale watching tour. The staff were friendly and knowledgeable while keeping your safety and the animals safety top priority.More

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

Jessica, Thank you for your comments. We are so pleased that you noticed and appreciated our commitment to passenger safety and to the long-term conservation of The Salish Sea (and all that lives in and around it). We thank you for carrying your passion for...More

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Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff at 5 star were excellent in explaining what to expect, they were very knowledgeable about everything on our voyage from the creatures we encountered to the surrounding areas and its history.More

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

Wow, we are blushing at your kind words. You inspire us to keep improving. We aim to help passengers appreciate the words of Chief Seattle [ a/k/a "Sealth" or "Lushootseed: siʔaɬ" ](1786-1866), "Man does not weave this web of life. He is merely a strand...More

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tchugh
July 21, 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
July 3, 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
April 23, 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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