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“Lots of wildlife from the comfort of a covered boat.”

Five Star Whale Watching
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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists
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Owner description: Established in 1985, Five Star Whale Watching is Victoria’s longest running and most respected Whale Watching company. We are a family business offering unparalleled service and location. Five Star Whale Watching has been 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 friendly and responsible whale watching without sacrificing comfort!With over 80 Resident Orcas (Salmon Eating Killer Whales) and numerous Transient Orcas (Marine Mammal eating Killer Whales), discover why Whale Watching in Victoria B.C is a must for any visitor. Our marine life also includes Humpback Whales, Migrating Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Porpoise, Seals, Sea Lions and numerous Marine Birds. 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.
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“Lots of wildlife from the comfort of a covered boat.”
Reviewed 1 May 2010

My sister and I went on a three hour whale watching cruise. We were aware that it was the very beginning of whale watching season and that there were no guarantees of seeing whales. Because of this we were offered a discount on each ticket and told about the type of wildlife that we were likely to see. There were two wildlife experts on board plus a photographer and the captain. Because the catamaran boat had both indoor and outdoor viewing areas, the experts could easily point out wildlife and the different land masses (Mt. Baker, Race Rock Lighthouse, etc.). Free coffee and hot chocolate were available. This boat also had a small bathroom and the crew offered warm waterproof jackets if you wanted to stand on deck while the boat skimmed across the ocean. We went to a number of different locations during our three hours. An eagle, numerous different types of birds, four different types of seals, and a huge family of porpoises (probably over 100) were the wildlife we ending up seeing. Pictures taken by the photographer and the crew of our actual trip are available on the Five Star Whale Watching blog. This is great because their pictures are better than mine and a can show everyone the actual animals that I saw. The boat ride was very smooth and we traveled a lot faster than I anticipated. I definitely would recommend this three hour cruise to everyone (children, seniors, and everyone between).

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