Enjoy a 3-hour ultimate whale and marine wildlife watching tour of the Salish Sea! Sit back and relax aboard a luxurious coastal explorer as you search for killer whales, humpbacks, and other wildlife with the help of a certified captain/marine naturalist.
Our expedition catamarans lead the industry as the perfect whale & wildlife-viewing platforms. Their design improves stability in rough water, creating an extremely safe and dry experience. A great choice for the whole family!
- 3 Hour
- All Ages
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Join us and discover the wonders of the Salish Sea as we encounter orcas, humpbacks whales, seals, sea lions, and more!
Providing 5 Star Experiences Since 1985! Join Victoria's 1st Certified Responsible Operator.
The Five Star Advantage
Often imitated but never duplicated or equalled, Five Star is the original family owned and operated whale watching company. As founders of whale watching as a staple activity in Victoria with over 30 years of experience, we have some of the most hands on, passionate and knowledgeable crew in the marine industry. Guest comfort and a high level of customer service is paramount in all we do.
We are proud to be Victoria’s 1st World Cetacean Alliance Certified Responsible Operator. This shows our commitment to responsible whale watching practices. We have been a pioneer in establishing responsible and respectful Marine wildlife viewing since 1985!
Our office is conveniently located in Victoria’s vibrant downtown at the renowned Fairmont Empress hotel and our tours depart a short walk from the office in Victoria’s lively inner harbour.
“Turning Heads Since 1985” is much more than just our catchy tag line. It is also a description of what Five Star Whale Watching has consistently done with innovative vessel design and attention to the passenger experience. It also explains why we are the longest running and most respected Victoria whale watching company!
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Happy #worldwhaleday 🐋🐳🐬 Today we celebrate World Whale Day🎉 Although at Five Star we believe every day is a celebration of Whales😍 It is important we continue to help protect and save Whales and our precious marine environment. If you would like to learn more on ways to help, visit our website at https://www.5starwhales.com/research-conservation/ each…
This Family Day Weekend, join one of our Marine Wildlife Tours and Experience the Wonders of the Salish Sea with your family. Tours are departing on Saturday Feb 17th and Sunday February 18th at 1pm on our 12 passenger covered vessel, Salish Shadow. Book now at www.5starwhales.com if you enter the word GROUPS when prompted…
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