Day Trip To Victoria with Sunset Return Cruise to Victoria
Experience the ultimate day tour that offers the flexibility to see the iconic Butchart Gardens, downtown Victoria, whales, a sunset cruise, and more when you book this guided Vancouver tour. This 11 hour seasonal whale watching excursion combines free time exploring the historic Victoria downtown and the world famous Butchart Gardens. Your scenic excursion also covers the cost of a certified marine naturalist who will take you on a four-hour catamaran cruise to see iconic humpback whales, seabirds, orcas and other marine life as you enjoy complimentary beverages, admission to the Butchart Gardens, and a roundtrip transfer between Vancouver and Victoria. With the chance to customize your day, bring your own snacks or buy them on board, all while enjoying a 35-minute narrated bus tour and a 2.5 hour sunset cruise back to Vancouver after exploring downtown Victoria, this full-day guided excursion is ideal for culture connoisseurs and marine enthusiasts alike!
Your scenic adventure begins as you leave your port and catch a cab (no included) that will take you to the Granville Island Adventure Centre to meet up with your certified marine naturalist guide. Step aboard a 95 passenger catamaran with a one of a kind platform to catch some of the best views of the marine life you'll see as you embark on a four-hour relaxing whale-watching adventure to downtown Victoria. Grab your camera to catch visions of humpback whales and bald eagles or watch as the orcas race your cruise ship at speeds as fast as 30 miles per hour. Even if you don't get to catch whale sightings on this iconic trip, your excursion's year-round whale sightings guarantee ensures you get to enjoy another chance to see these majestic creatures with a free tour.
Continue your scenic tour as you stop for free time to explore downtown Victoria. This iconic part of town offers much to see and do, including historic sites like the chateau style Fairmont Empress Hotel and the bustling Inner Harbour waterfront. Your trip gives you the flexibility to split your adventure over two days or continue for even more fun all in one day with the chance to enjoy a narrated bus tour from downtown Victoria to the historic Butchart Gardens. Hop aboard for a 35 to 45 minute guided shuttle tour as you take in the scenic views on your way to the gardens.
Once you arrive at the Butchart Gardens, get ready to grab your camera to take unforgettable photos of its lush landscapes. You'll get free time to stroll before making your way to the private dock in the Japanese Gardens. Here, you'll board a catamaran to enjoy a sunset cruise from the Inner Harbour that transports you back to Vancouver. Reflect on your scenic whale-watching adventure as you pass Salt Spring Island and admire stunning views of the Salish Sea on your way to Downtown Vancouver for the perfect end to your tour.
If you're looking for a flexible tour that gives you free time to stroll in gardens, explore a downtown district and enjoy a sunset cruise as you watch whales, then this is the tour for you. Reserve your spot today on this full day sunset whale-watching excursion for an unforgettable time exploring Vancouver and its surroundings.