in establishing whale watching in Victoria,
Five Star Whale Watching has been turning heads
since 1985. Five Star is a family business, and they are proud
to offer you unparalleled service as you join them in discovering
the picturesque West Coast of Canada, and Vancouver Island,
home to one of the largest population of Killer (Orca) Whales
in the world. Five Star Whale Watching operates in the waters
that surround Southern Vancouver Island, Victoria, and BC's
Gulf Islands. Their crews are waiting to introduce you to
these magnificent mammals and share with you the myriad of
other natural wonders abundant in this pristine and complex
marine environment on British Columbia's west coast.
choose Five Star Whale Watching? Our hands-on owners are on-site
to greet our passengers and ensure that you receive the highest
standards and quality service. Five Stars owners also work
with scientists and government agencies to train marine naturalists,
educate the public, and develop viewing guidelines to ensure
conservation and stewardship of these incredible Killer (Orca)
Whales and the marine environment surrounding southern Vancouver
Island, and the Gulf Islands.
two purpose-built 40 passenger expedition catamarans each
feature four separate viewing platforms, ensuring your ease
of visual access to our abundant environment. Both SuperCat
and FastCat are equipped with washrooms and weather-proof
jackets are available as required. Complimentary coffee and
hot chocolate are provided on every trip.
Five Star Whale Watching they love what they do and it shows.
The experienced and well-trained staff will ensure your voyage
is fun, educational and comfortable. They are knowledgeable
and can answer all of your questions. The staff of Five Star
are also entertaining which makes the experience that much
more memorable. Come and see for yourself!
the months of April through October, salmon migrate through
the area around Southern Vancouver Island on their way to
the spawning grounds. During these months, our resident Killer
Whales (Orca) spend much of their time around Victoria and
the San Juan Islands feeding on the natural abundance of salmon.
You may also get the chance to see Humpback, Grey, or Minke
whales depending on the time of year that you join us. Five
Star Whale Watching has an extensive spotting network, and
their years of experience in locating the whales ensures a
very high success rate for their tours.
marine wildlife you are bound to encounter on your tours with
Five Star Whale Watching includes Dalls and Harbor Porpoise
Pacific White Sided Dolphins, Harbour Seals, California
Sea Lions, Stellar Sea Lions, and a possible Elephant Seal
in the world-famous Fairmont Empress Hotel in Victoria, tours
with Five Star leave from their office located beside Miniature
World. From the inner harbour they head out for the Strait
of Juan De Fuca, the gateway to and from the Pacific Ocean.
There you will have your first view of the majestic Olympic
Mountains of Washington State and maybe even Mount Baker.
Five Star Whale Watching will help you to enjoy the rugged
and picturesque coastline of Vancouver Island, the stunning
beauty of the Southern Gulf Islands and pristine waters such
as Haro Strait, as they guide you through an incredible marine
eco-adventure where you may also have a chance to visit the
impressive Race Rocks Marine Protected Area - or the San Juan
forget to take home some memories of your experience in Victoria,
and southern Vancouver Island, on BC's beautiful west coast!
Five Star Whale Watching has a gift shop where you can browse
through a wide selection of clothing, local artwork, books,
memorabilia and much more!
Star Whale Watching
Victoria, Vancouver Island, BC, Canada
more information and details visit us online at:
Call Toll Free: 1-800-634-9617 or
Telephone (250) 388-7223
|Five Star Whale Watching is located in the world-famous
Fairmont Empress Hotel beside Miniature World,
651 Humboldt Street, Victoria, British Columbia, Canada