Author Archives: andrew Lees

Happy Birthday to Five Star Whale Watching!

Happy Birthday Happy Birthday to us🥳 🎉 🎂 Today marks our 38th birthday and we are celebrating this remarkable achievement 🎊 We are proud to be Victoria’s longest running Whale Watching & Ecotourism company and leader in responsible Whale Watching 🥳 Throughout 2023 we will be holding special events and promotions to mark our 38th […]

2022 Record year for Whale sightings

Record year for Whale sightings PWWA Press Release FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE 2022 Was a Record Year for Bigg’s Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, and Protective Sentinel Actions Whale Watchers, Researchers Reflect on Bountiful Year of Sightings in Salish Sea SEATTLE, WA & VICTORIA, BC – January 11, 2023 – 2022 saw record-breaking numbers of Bigg’s killer […]

New paper regarding Commercial Whale Watching

https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0308597X22003372?fbclid=IwAR0Qnuo0KY3HRwJAQmpyCa46o1l3m_7wOc8mhVZQQ0rXl3yu3Vo6dwf3C84 Article by Orca Behavior Institute. “We are pleased to announce the publication of a new study in the journal Marine Policy, “Commercial whale-watching reduces vessel incidents in the vicinity of killer whales in Washington State.” This study was undertaken in response to the new vessel regulations and commercial whale-watch licensing program that went into […]