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


COVID-19 UPDATE on June 20th  2020

We have resumed operations and are now offering tours (subject to weather, demand and availability). Tours initially will be on our 12 passenger vessel, “Salish Shadow” and then on our Catamaran, “Kuluta” in late July/early August. We have various COVID-19 safety protocols in place that meet or exceed WorkSafeBC & BC Health Ministry recommendations/orders. The safety of our guests & staff remains our number one priority and we will continue to monitor the situation and make any necessary adjustments. Take care and stay safe! For more details please visit our COVID-19 page at https://www.5starwhales.com/covid-19-safety-protocol/


Celebrating our 35th Anniversary in 2020!


Availability Dependent on Weather

25% discount for locals/BC Residents 


Join Victoria’s first WCA Certified Responsible Whale Watching operator and Receive 25% off admission to one of our Whale & wildlife tours! We have the perfect vessels for families and groups and can even offer private charters. Please contact our office to make a reservation!

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.