Whale-Watching Cruise From Victoria And Butchart Gardens Admission

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Key Details

  • Mobile Voucher Accepted
  • Duration: 5 Hrs
  • Departure Time :
    1:15pm; please check in 30 minutes prior to departure
  • Departure Details :
    Downtown Victoria
  • Return Details :
    Returns to original departure point
  • Cancellation Policy :
    Cancel up to 2 days in advance for a full refund


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.


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


  • 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


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

Additional Info

Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability

Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately