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.

Tours operate:

March 1st to December 31st


March 1st to April 14th – 1 pm (3 hour tour subject to availability & weather)


April 15th to May 17th – 10 am & 1 pm (3 hour tours subject to availability & weather)


May 18th to September 23rd – 10 am and 2 pm (3 hour tours)


July 2nd to August 31st we offer 5.30 pm special evening tours that provide the opportunity to see Whales and a gorgeous sunset!


September 24th to September 30th – 10 am & 1 pm (3 hour tours)


October 1st – October 31st – 1 pm (3 hour tours – 10 am available for large groups (10 plus) only in October and subject to availability & weather)


November 1st – December 31st – 1pm daily (subject to weather and availability)


Charter and group rates – contact the office
Evening tours – contact the office

Book a Tour With Us Today!

Adult (18+)
$115.00 (+GST)

Youth (Student) (13-17)
$85.00 (+GST)

Child (3–12)
$75.00 (+GST)

2 & Under

This breathtaking area is home to a large variety of marine animals species estimated at:

dolphin-icon 37 species of mammals
seagul-icon 172 species of birds
fish-cod-icon 247 species of fish
sealife-icon 3000 species of invertebrates

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