Best Of Victoria Wildlife Tour And High Tea

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Tour Information

Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Hotel pickup Available
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    Zodiac tour departs at 1pm daily.  Check-in 30 minutes prior to departure, Afternoon tea available 11am - 7pm, Wednesday - Sunday (must make reservations in advance)
  • Departure Details :
    Inner Harbor, Downtown Victoria
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


Experience the Best of Victoria with this exclusiveWildlife Tour and High Tea package! Embark on an exhilarating three hour marine wildlife tour on a high speed open zodiac under Victoria's beautiful, ever-changing skies. Through to early spring, youll get up close and personal with all sorts of West Coast wildlife and witness some of the most glorious seascapes British Columbia has to offer. Return to the city of Victoria to relax and warm up with a delicious High Tea at the Pendray Teahouse in the Gatsby Mansion overlooking the beautiful Inner Harbor. Enjoy a grand selection of sandwiches, classic scones and sweet treats along with specialty teas.

Know More about this tour

Your tour starts at downtown where youll check in and then hop aboard your zodiac for your exciting wildlifeadventure. In contrast to the smoother ride of a large motor yacht, a zodiac boat travels fast and puts you nearer to the water. It only seats 12 guests providing you with a more intimate experience and great views of the amazing diversity of marinewildlife found around the coastline of Victoria.

Sit back and hold on tight as your skipper zooms across the Strait of Juan de Fuca, the body of water that separates Vancouver Island from the United States. The awe-inspiring scenery of the Gulf Islands and snow capped Olympic Mountain range during the winter and spring months is just spectacular. Watch for marine mammals like sea lions, elephant seals and harbor seals, plus the elusive sea otter! If you're lucky, whales such as humpbacks, orcas, or even minkes can sometimes be seen at this time of year too.

Don't forget to look up once in a while and spot majestic bald eagles soaring through the sky, and plenty of sea birds scanning the water to find food. During the ride, your naturalist guide provides expert commentary about the ecosystem of the Pacific while you learn about the behavior and biology of the wildlife around you.

Your tour ends with a return to the wharf. Here you will take a short stroll around the vibrant Inner harbour of Victoria to the historic Gatsby Mansion at the Huntingdon Manor, where a delicious afternoon tea awaits you. The Gatsby offers a selection of fine teas, as well as elegant tea plates filled with assorted sweets and breads. This is the perfect way to warm up after your Ocean adventure! Feel like enjoying High Tea on a different day to your Wildlife Adventure? No problem, you can reserve your tour and tea on separate days to suit you!


  • Professional guide aboard the Zodiac
  • Full length Transport Canada approved Cruiser Suits
  • Hats & Gloves
  • West Coast High Tea


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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received at time of booking

This tour must be booked at least 48 hours in advance of your travel date.

Confirmation for this product will be received at time of booking.

Tours are subject to weather conditions and passenger demand.

If your tour is within 48 hours, please contact your local tour operator (number located in voucher) to confirm your tour.

High Tea is not available on Mondays and Tuesdays, or from Jan 1 to Jan 15 2017 inclusive.

Zodiacs are not suitable for children under the age of 7. 

Zodiacs are not recommended for anyone with chronic neck, back, hip or knee problems, for expectant mothers or for people in frail health.