The excitement begins as you board a 62-foot aluminum express cruiser and head out to the whale watching area. A trained naturalist guide will be on hand to explain the eco system and what you see.
Between Orca (summer), Gray and Humpback whales (spring and fall), your chances of seeing one of these magnificent animals is 85 percent. While on the water you will also have a chance to see other wildlife including sea lions, porpoises and seals against the gorgeous backdrop of the Gulf Islands. You will also see a wide variety of shore birds including bald eagles, blue herons, gulls and cormorants.
Once in Victoria, explore this historical city with its British influences and popular landmarks such as the Gothic-style Christ Church Cathedral and Craigdarroch Castle. Tour the childhood home of artist and writer Emily Carr then view the surroundings at Beacon Hill Park or meander through the colorful collection of flower gardens at Butchart Gardens.
Conclude your tour with a memorable sunset sea plane ride back to Vancouver. It is suggested that you bring sun protection plus a warm sweater or jacket due to windy conditions. Book now for an unforgettable day of whale watching and exploring the wonderful city of Victoria at your own pace.
Please Note: Your 11-hour tour is available May to September. Guests must be able to enter and exit transportation. No wheelchair access available. Guests will have to make their own way to their respective hotel from the ship. Tour leaves from hotel lobby.