Discover Why Victoria Whale Watching Is Among The Best In The World
Five Star Whale Watching conducts our tours in the Salish Sea, which is one of the world’s largest and biologically rich inland seas. The wildlife that can be found here includes Resident (fish-eating) Orcas, Transient (Marine mammal eaters) Orcas, Humpback Whales, Gray Whales, Minke Whales, Harbor & Dall’s Porpoise, Pacific White-sided Dolphins, Steller & California Sea Lions, Harbor Seals, Northern Elephant Seals and both River & Sea Otters.
The Salish Sea is the ecosystem that includes Washington State’s Puget Sound, the Strait of Juan de Fuca and the San Juan Islands as well as British Columbia’s Gulf Islands and the Strait of Georgia. The name recognizes and pays tribute to the first inhabitants of the region, the Coast Salish.
With its convenient and central location in the Salish Sea, Victoria is perfectly located for whale watching and why Victoria Whale Watching has been designated as one of the top 5 destinations in the world to see Whales.
April 1st – October 31st
April 1st to May 5th – 10am & 1pm (3 hour tours subject to availability)
May 6th to September 24th – 10am and 2pm (3 hour tours)
5.30pm evening tours July 2nd to August 14th we offer special evening tours that provide the opportunity to see Whales and a gorgeous sunset!
September 25th to October 31st – 1pm (3 hour tours – 10am available for large groups only in October and subject to availability & weather)
Charter and group rates – contact the office
Evening tours – contact the office