Welcome to Five Star Whale Watching, Victoria’s first WCA Certified Responsible Whale Watching Operator.

Due to the Coronavirus threat and on the advice of our Government, we have made the tough but necessary decision to cease all tours until further notice. The safety of our guests and staff are the #1 priority and so we made this difficult decision to suspend all tours for the near future.

Our office is closed to the public as of March 20th but we will be monitoring emails from home. You can contact us at orcas@5starwhales.com and someone will respond as soon as possible. Thank you for your understanding, stay safe! 


Celebrating our 35th Anniversary in 2020!


Availability Dependent on Weather

Deals with The Empress

Five Star Whale Watching is the Fairmont Empress Hotel in-house whale watching company, and as a guest of the hotel we have a special offer for you! Call or click to make a reservation now and mention you are staying at the Empress Hotel to get a special rate. If reserving on line please use the promotion code EMP1. When visiting Victoria Whale Watching is a Must Do activity and with 30 years of experience Five Star Whale Watching is the perfect choice for guests of the Empress Hotel. Book now and experience for yourself the incredible rich and diverse marine mammals that can be found in out local waters!




Clipper Vacations

If you are travelling to Victoria from Seattle then travel in comfort aboard the Clipper V with our friends at Clipper Vacations. Clipper Vacations has several packages for activities during your time in Victoria including Whale Watching. Check out their Whale Watching packages at Clipper Whale Watching


Student Deals

If you are a student then we have special rates for you.