Whale Watching And Butchart Gardens from Victoria

Price: $169.00
Ages 1 and under are free.
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Summary
Shore Excursion Size ? Standard
Shore Excursion Type Active, Cultural, Scenic, Water/Beach
Shore Excursion Duration 6 Hours
Activity Level ? Easy
Shore Excursion Leaves From ? A 5 to 7-minute taxi (approximately $7.00 to $9.00 US, not included) is necessary to reach the departure location.
Food/Beverage Provided None Included
Recommended Dress We recommend wearing comfortable, weather appropriate clothing including windbreaker jacket, sweaters, long pants, and sensible, flat-soled, closed-toe walking shoes as this tour operates regardless of weather. Sunglasses, tight-fitting hat, camera, and sunscreen are suggested.
Restrictions Guests must be able to get on/off the catamaran unassisted and all transportation. The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible.

Hop aboard a custom-built catamaran, and set sail from Victoria's Inner Harbor to cast your eyes on humpback whales, orcas, and more when you book this scenic six-hour whale-watching and garden exploration excursion. Your scenic tour includes a private bus to Victoria and a three-hour cruise aboard a 95-passenger catamaran operated by an expert marine naturalist guide. From downtown Victoria to the iconic Butchart Gardens, where you're guaranteed to catch glimpses of orca, humpback whales, and other marine life. Pack your camera and get ready to take in scenic sights of rose arches and lush landscapes as you enjoy free time strolling through the Butchart Gardens with your included admission. With the convenience of private return transportation to Downtown Victoria, a narrated 45-minute bus tour with a guide, and Saturday night fireworks, this relaxing guided tour offers much for marine enthusiasts and culture connoisseurs to see and do.

Begin the first part of your scenic excursion by heading to Inner Harbour Visitor Centre to promptly board your catamaran for a relaxing, guided whale-watching cruise to Butchart Gardens. Along the way be provided with complimentary beverages like coffee and tea. Grab your camera to capture postcard-worthy snapshots of orca, seabirds, and humpback whales that pass by from a one-of-a-kind platform aboard the comfortable catamaran.

Continue your scenic tour by spending some free time exploring the whimsical gardens of the early-20th-century Butchart Gardens. These historic gardens span 55 acres and see over one million visitors every year. Take a stroll through the serene walkways of its Japanese and rose-decorated arches of the Rose Garden.

Wrap up your scenic excursion by spending the second part of your tour on a 45-minute narrated shuttle experience. As you and your guide make your way downtown, learn about Downtown Victoria's iconic locations like the chateau-style 20th-century Fairmont Empress Hotel. If your exciting excursion takes place on a Saturday, you'll also get to take in the beauty of an evening fireworks display before hopping on a private bus back to Victoria for the perfect end to your tour.

If you're looking for a scenic tour that combines whale-watching with a chance to take in the scenery of Victoria's downtown district and the iconic Butchart Gardens, then this is the tour for you.