Whale-Watching Cruise From Victoria And Butchart Gardens Admission

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Overview

Experience the natural beauty of Victoria with two memorable experiences in one day. Take a whale-watching tour from Inner Harbour around the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands and spot whales with the help of your naturalist guide. Then, explore the magnificent floral displays of the famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. Round-trip transfers are included.

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Meet in downtown Victoria in the afternoon to board your cruise, which departs from Inner Harbour. Youll enjoy 3.5 hours of whale watching around the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands, complete with live commentary from your expert guide. Make sure to have your camera ready as you spot whales and other wildlife!

After your cruise, arrive at a private dock in the secluded Tod Inlet, where you'll hop on a shuttle bus to the Butchart Gardens. With your admission ticket in hand, explore the famous gardens at your own pace.

Youll be astounded by the magnificent display of floral gardens that make up this National Historic Site of Canada. The colorful landscape offers endless photo opportunities as you stroll down winding paths past fountains, ponds, statues and the famous Sunken Gardens, transformed from an abandoned limestone quarry.

Shuttle buses leave from the gardens throughout the evening, giving you the freedom to choose whenever you want to leave and return to Victoria.

Inclusions for Whale-Watching Cruise From Victoria And Butchart Gardens Admission

  • Naturalist guide
  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • Round-trip shuttle transfers from downtown Victoria to the Butchart Gardens
  • 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

Exclusions for Whale-Watching Cruise From Victoria And Butchart Gardens Admission

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

Itinerary:

12:45: Check in at Victoria Office, 812 Wharf Street
13:15: Salish Sea Dream departs
16:15: Arrive at Butchart Gardens private dock
Time in the Gardens

Shuttle Bus Return Options

17:00 pm; 18:00pm; 20:00pm*; 22:00pm*
*available only June 15 - September 2

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

Cancellation Policy
  • If you cancel within 3 calendar days (72 hours) of the scheduled departure time, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel between 4 to 7 Calendar days before scheduled tour departure,the cancellation charge will be 50% of the undiscounted tour price.
  • If you cancel at least 8 calendar days in advance of the scheduled departure time, there is no cancellation fee. You will receive Full Refund for the paid amount.
  • Please note that in case of No show, the cancellation charge will be 100% of the listed tour fare.
  • Please note tours booked using discount coupon codes will be non refundable.
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  • We saw whales, but that part was not the best, then these amazing gardens. The history and the beauty of the gardens was beyond the imagination and among the best I've seen anywhere in the world.

  • Beautiful sunny day , Really great crew , Maeve was very informative and knew her information on the Killer Whales which we all watched the pod for quite a while all very well organized .Butchart Gardens are great to see and the history that goes with it .

  • Never saw any whales - not even a fish. Loved Butchart Gardens though!

  • The crew was fantastic and took us right up to the humpback whales. The self-guided tour through the gardens was absolutely stunning. We had a blast on this tour.

  • Lovely cruise and so exciting to see the Orcas. The crew were very knowledgeable and helpful in answering our questions. We felt completely safe, comfortable and thoroughly enjoyed tissue excursion.

  • The trip to Victoria was outstanding! We got to see whales, the gardens were beautiful, and the hotel and staff were wonderful. I highly recommend this tour.

  • The trip to Victoria was outstanding! We got to see whales, the gardens were beautiful, and the hotel and staff were wonderful. I highly recommend this tour.

  • excellent expedition in the sea, though one should bring enough clothes for the tour.

  • Our trip was on Mon. 7/24 on The Prince of Whales. Boarding was very organized. although a bit behind schedule. They took us out of the way to see 3 pods of Orcas. They didn't have to do this. They were extremely informative and interacted with the passengers the entire time. They used humor and facts to educate us. The marine biologist the only one on any of the whale watching tours had so much knowledge and she shared it. All of the crew obviously loved the whales knew so much about them and loved their job. It was fantastic.

  • The guides on the whale-watching trip were fantastic. Very nice and knowledgeable. We saw a couple of whales and had a great time. The Butchart Gardens were very beautiful as well.

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