Five Star Whale Watching Adventures

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651 Humboldt Street, Victoria, British Columbia, V8W-1A6

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Established in 1985, Five Star Whale Watching is Victoria’s longest running and most respected Whale Watching company, and a key player in establishing Victoria British Columbia as a world famous whale watching destination. Our high speed expedition catamarans are the perfect vessels for environmentally responsible whale watching without sacrificing comfort!

History

“Turning Heads since 1985” is much more than just a 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. We are Victoria’s longest running and most respected Whale Watching company, and a key player in establishing Victoria British Columbia as a world famous whale watching destination.

Services Offered

We live in one of the best places in the world to enjoy whale watching – let our expert staff and crew educate and inspire you with the wonders of the Salish Sea! We take our marine environment seriously, and strive to implement the “REDUCE, reuse, recycle” philosophy in all we do. The information network we administer translates into the highest success rates of finding whales in their natural environment while consuming less fuel on average. What does this mean? We are minimizing our ecological footprint relative to our competitors!

Interesting Facts

  • Whale Facts! We are lucky to be providing tours in a city ranked in the top 3 places in the World for viewing Killer Whales. For visitors to Victoria, B.C. this is akin to going to the Serengeti to see Lions, to India to see Tigers, Belize to see Jaguars or Churchill to see Polar Bears.
  • Whale Fact Number One Top 10 Best Spots for Whale Watching (All species) http://www.toptenz.net/top-10-spots-for-whale-watching.php
    1. 1. Valdes Peninsula, Argentina
    2. 2. Vancouver Island, B.C.
    3. 3. Lofoten Islands, Norway
    4. 4. South East Alaska, U.S.A.
    5. 5. Husavik, Iceland
    6. 6. Azores Islands
    7. 7. Sea of Cortez, California
    8. 8. Kaikoura, New Zealand
    9. 9. Tenerife and La Gomera, and Bay of Biscay, Spain
    10. 10. Cape Town to Durban, South Africa
  • Whale Fact Number Two
  • No other city in the World is closer to Killer Whales than Victoria. None.
  • Whale Fact Number Three
  • From April through October the chances of seeing a Killer Whale exceed 92% on any given trip out of Victoria. From June through September the chances exceed 96%.The chances of seeing a whale of any species (Orca, Humpback, Minke or Gray) is greater than 98%.
  • Whale Fact Number Four
  • Orcinus Orca (What we call “Orcas or Killer Whales”) have been on planet Earth 220 times longer than modern man (Homo Sapiens), almost 11,000,000 years (Eleven Million years!) before our ancestors (50,000 years ago).
  • Whale Fact Number Five
  • In operation for 28 years (since 1985), Five Star Whale Watching is the longest continuously running whale watching company in Victoria, B.C. and one of the oldest on the West Coast of Canada and the United States.
  • Connection to Community

    Co-founded the PWWA. Promote environmental consciousness and thoughtfulness. Donate to multiple charities across the board in spectrum - children's hospitals, cancer research, combating hunger and homelessness, and the arts, in addition to whale research centers (study and conservation based).

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