Home and work can wait another day while you stay and play in Vancouver following your cruise. Take a walk on the wild side with a high-speed boat ride on a comfortable, 62-foot aluminum express cruiser to see whales in their natural habitat.
Your chances of seeing one of these magnificent animals is 85 percent thanks to the annual appearance of Orcas (summer), Grays and Humpback whales (spring and fall). While on the water you can enjoy the spectacular scenery of the Gulf Islands as well as a variety of other wildlife. Sea lions, porpoises and seals are in abundance as well as a myriad of shore birds including gulls, cormorants, blue herons and bald eagles. Be sure to bring your camera and binoculars!
Continue to Victoria, the capital city of British Columbia. Upon arrival, hit the must-see attractions including the massive Gothic-style Christ Church Cathedral. Head over to Beacon Hill Park then walk through the childhood home of renowned Canadian artist and writer Emily Carr. Pause in Chinatown for a bargain and a bite, and make sure to visit Craigdarroch Castle and learn about this 19th century Scottish Baronial mansion's storied past.
Note the British influence everywhere from the architecture to the numerous china, linen and antique shops. Pop into one of the dozens of tea rooms for high tea along with delicious sandwiches and dainty cream puffs before boarding the boat for your return ride back to Vancouver.
This tour is perfect for nature lovers, bird watchers and those who enjoy exploring a new city on their own terms. Book this popular tour now before it sells out.
Please Note: This 12-hour tour is available May to September. It is suggested that you bring sun protection plus a warm sweater or jacket due to windy conditions. 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.