Earth’s mammals share certain commonalities, such as a four-chambered heart, cute and cuddly young, and repeated failed attempts to steal flight from the birds. Bond with ocean brethren with this Groupon.
$52 for a Three-Hour Whale-Watching Tour ($105 Value)
Launching daily at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., the three-hour whale-watching tour ferries guests over the Salish Sea, which teems with 90 resident killer whales in addition to small groups of the transient variety. The tour may also grant glimpses of mink, gray, and humpback whales, as well as seals and other marine life. Five Star's prices vary by age.
Five Star Whale Watching Ltd.
The Salish Sea hosts one of the larger killer-whale gatherings on the planet. It contains three large pods of fish-eating resident orcas and pods of transient orcas that hunt for larger mammalian game. Five Star's captains give passengers a glimpse of this underwater entertainment by charting courses through the sea atop stable catamarans outfitted with four separate viewing platforms. From these lookouts, guests may spot the black and white killers, as well as minke, gray, and humpback whales and other marine life. Between sightings, crews keep parties comfortable within the heated cabin by supplying them with complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, and liquefied Herman Melville novels.
The staff were exceptionally pleasant and well informed about ocean concerns.linda s, TripAdvisor, 10/9/12
We saw a pod of 26 orcas which left us speechless as we watched them swim and play all around us.MaiTiReyn, TripAdvisor, 4/25/11
“Wonderful time! Dresses warm and put on sunscreen :)”
“It was a great day! The crew was very knowledgable and best part is we seen killer whales :)”
“Nice smooth boat, comfortable seating, not too big, nice people. ”
651 Humboldt St.
Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1A6