$83 – Victoria: marine & whale-watching tour, 30% off

Five Star Whales
Amanda Ieraci
Deal Expert

Fully Refundable

Cancel this tour up to 24 hours before departure for a full refund. Learn more

Why We Love This Deal

Certified by the World Cetacean Alliance as a responsible whale-watching operator, Five Star has offered tours in Victoria since 1985 — spot orca, humpback, minke, and gray whales while saving 30% with our deal.

What's Included

  • Daytime Catamaran Whale-Watching Tour, available through Dec. 31, or Evening Whale-Watching Tour, onboard a catamaran with heated cabin, available through Aug. 31:
    • $83 (reg. $125) for one person
    • $166 (reg. $238) for two
  • Ultimate Marine & Whale-Watching Tour onboard the more intimate high-speed coastal Explorer, available through Dec. 31:
    • $87 (reg. $125) for one person
    • $174 (reg. $250) for two
  • Tours are narrated by experienced guides; photos and flotation jackets are provided
  • Note: A $5 eco fee per person is not included and payable directly on-site

Enjoyed This
"We saw lots of wildlife including whales. We saw a bald eagle, turkey vultures, seals, sea lions, and a sea otter. There were many naturalists to ask questions."
Oct 20, 2021 - Toronto, Canada
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More Reasons to Go

  • Five Star adheres to responsible and respectful whale-watching practices including low-noise, whale-friendly propulsion, low-sulphur eco-diesel engines, and being mindful of the vessel's distance from the whales
  • Vessels are equipped with a washroom and and heated cabins
  • Rated 4.5 stars on TripAdvisor and winner of the 2021 Travellers' Choice award
  • Enjoy with confidence — read more about this partner's enhanced safety and cleaning procedures
Fully Refundable: Until the voucher’s expiry date, Travelzoo will give you a full refund of your purchase if you can't find dates that suit you or if you change your mind about going. If you already made a reservation, simply cancel with Five Star Whales 24 hours prior to the tour and contact Travelzoo for a refund.

Valid during merchant's operating hours; subject to weather. Reservations required; subject to availability. Call to make a reservation; mention your Travelzoo voucher but do not provide your PIN number before arriving. Upon arrival, present printed voucher or display in Travelzoo mobile app. 5% tax and a $5 eco fee per person is not included and payable directly on-site. Gratuity is not included. Please tip on the full value. Please arrive at 645 Humboldt Street on the North side of the Fairmont Empress Hotel, next to Miniature World, 30 minutes prior to departure.

24-hour cancellation policy applies; voucher subject to forfeiture. Subject to weather conditions. Valid for 1 or 2 people. Not valid on products. Cannot combine with other offers. Must use in 1 visit.

30% Off



When You Can Go

Options through Dec. 31, 2022

Have a Question? Contact Travelzoo.

Customer Service available Mon-Sun, 9am-9pm ET

Enjoyed This
(64 Member Ratings)
Ratings & reviews reflect verified member feedback for Five Star Whales over the past 43 months.
4.8 Quality of Service
4.6 Quality of Activity
4.6 Value for the Money
4.8 Ease of Booking
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Enjoyed Most
Friendly and helpful staff. We lucked out and saw a dolphin and at least four grey whales... AND we saw three breeches. Even the crew were impressed by mother nature's show on our tour!
Corrie Jul 14, 2022 Vancouver Vancouver, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Three whales breeched at once making it a very rare and wonderful experience. Staff extremely knowledgeable
Other Comments
One of our group was mobility impaired. We let the staff know this ahead of time. Would have been extremely helpful if they’d advised us to park by the dock rather than limp from the office down two flights of stairs and out to the dock. Other than that it was the very best experience
deborah Jul 12, 2022 Victoria, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Great day...saw whales, first time ever!!
Carol Jul 05, 2022 Victoria, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Had a wonderful time. Staff are so lovely and knowledgeable. We didn’t see any whales unfortunately but they have a guarantee so we can come back at a later date. Fun. Would recommend.
Other Comments
Reign is so lovely and knowledgeable. Great experience.
Michelle Jun 27, 2022 Victoria, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We met a lovely British couple
Other Comments
Long boat ride with little sighting
Joan Jul 03, 2022 Sooke, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Calling to book our adventure was easy and I very much enjoyed the staff member I spoke with. He answered all of my questions and had us ready to go. The Captains and Naturalists were full of information and very friendly. The Whales were on! There were about 11 in one area that were active and giving a show. The whole time fish were jumping out of the water. We saw a porpoise and seal. It was our best whale watching trip ever. Tips for future riders, know that there is no long term parking right by the office; find parking an hour before your sail time (Library is good). It gets cold on the boat; be prepared! Remember your camera and binoculars. Enjoy the gifts from the sea and a knowledgeable staff to answer your questions.
Coleen Jul 12, 2022 Calgary, Canada
Other Comments
It's way over priced for 2-3 whales we see for total of 10sec.
Sid Jun 08, 2022 Ottawa, Canada
Enjoyed Most
It was very nice.
Monique Apr 16, 2022 Plamondon, Canada
Enjoyed Most
We saw lots of wildlife including whales. We saw a bald eagle, turkey vultures, seals, sea lions, and a sea otter. There were many naturalists to ask questions.
Laura Oct 20, 2021 Toronto, Canada
Enjoyed Most
Booking was a bit difficult using the travelzoo voucher, we had to call to book, could not book online. In addition about 5 days prior to our tour they called to change it to another date (not enough people booked for our date), but as we'd booked several months in advance and were travelling from another province to visit family and friends, it was difficult for us to move our schedule around to accommodate this last minute change (didn't help that they called on a long weekend, in the middle of our wedding festivities). The tour itself was good - the staff was knowledgeable about finding whales and keeping distance from them to avoid stress to the marine life. We saw 4 humpback whales (2 x individuals; 1 x cow/calf pair). We also saw some seals, a colony of sea lions at Race Rocks Ecological Reserve, and a river otter feeding. Many different sea birds as well. They provided great commentary on the various animals we saw as well. Overall the tour was worthwhile, but the booking process was not easy. We were out for a full 3 hours, which was great, as we did have to go back to shore due to one group arriving late. Good COVID protocols, everyone had a temperature check and had to show proof of vaccination. Boat wasn't overloaded with people.
Pamela Oct 19, 2021 Pickering, Canada

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