Best Of Victoria Tour: Whale Watching, Butchart Gardens And Sunset Cruise Back To Vancouver

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 10 Hrs 30 Mins
  • Departure Time :
    Departure: 8:30am, Check-in: 7:30am, Please note: You must check in one hour prior to your scheduled departure time
  • Departure Details :
    Westin Bayshore Hotel, Vancouver
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Combine four great experiences for the ultimate Vancouver day trip! Take a whale-watching cruise, sightsee around Victoria at your own pace, explore the beautiful Butchart Gardens, and top it off with a relaxing sunset cruise back to Vancouver. This is the most scenic and convenient way to explore Victoria in one day from downtown Vancouver.

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Check in for your full-day tour in the morning at Vancouvers Westin Bayshore Hotel. Youll then be taken to the launching spot for your whale-watching cruise.

Board a 60-foot (18-meter) boat and journey along a beautiful route across the Georgia Strait and through the Gulf Islands. Spot marine mammals such as seals, killer whales and humpback whales, all while enjoying commentary about the regions wildlife from your naturalist guide.

Your boat will dock in Victorias Inner Harbour, where youll then be given free time to explore the city of Victoria independently. When youre ready, hop on the shuttle bus and head to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. (Shuttle busses depart from downtown Victoria periodically throughout the afternoon.)

Enjoy a couple of hours to leisurely stroll through the stunning floral displays. This National Historic Site of Canada offers endless amazing photo opportunities.

In the evening, re-board the boat at the gardens private dock for a 2-hour sunset cruise back to Vancouver. Sit back, relax and soak in views of the sunset before arriving at Coal Harbour to conclude your full-day tour.


7:30 Check in at the Vancouver office
8:30 Salish Sea Dream departs Coal Harbour
12:30 Arrival in Victoria’s Inner Harbour
12:30 – 14:30 Time to explore Victoria and to catch a shuttle bus to The Butchart Gardens
(customizable based on the shuttle time chosen)
14:30 – 16:30 Time to explore The Butchart Gardens (customizable based on the shuttle time chosen)
16:15 Meet at the dock in Butchart Cove
(located at The Butchart Gardens near the Japanese Gardens)
16:30 Salish Sea Dream departs Butchart Cove
19:00 Salish Sea Dream arrives in Vancouver at the Westin Bayshore docks in Coal Harbour

*Flexible guided shuttle options depart downtown Victoria at 1pm, 2pm and 3pm to the Butchart Gardens


  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Admission to the Butchart Gardens
  • Round-trip shuttle transport from Victoria to the Butchart Gardens
  • Sunset cruise from Victoria to Vancouver
  • Naturalist guide
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee * If you come out on one of our tours and do not see a whale, you are invited to join us on another tour free of charge! This offer does not expire


  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking, unless booked within 1 day of travel. In this case confirmation will be received as soon as possible, subject to availability

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately