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  1. Canada
  2. Vancouver Island
  3. Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria: Whale Watching Tour and Butchart Gardens Admission

Product ID: 100167
Explore two of Victoria's best attractions in one day. See the beautiful Butchart Gardens, and then head out on the ocean to see some whales and gorgeous scenery.
About this activity
Duration: 6 hours
Printed or mobile voucher accepted
Instant confirmation
Live tour guide
Free cancellation up to 24 hours before activity starts

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  • Enjoy a fully guided 3-hour whale watching and wildlife viewing adventure
  • Use VIP entrance into the Butchart Gardens by their private dock
  • Travel through inlets and bays not visited on other departures
  • Save time by combining whale watching and connections to the Butchart Gardens
  • Customize your return time to Victoria on any scheduled connection with our partner CVS Tours
Full description
This adventure makes the most of your vacation time by allowing you to enjoy two of Victoria’s essential experiences in a single day: whale watching and The Butchart Gardens.

Explore the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters here in summer months. Take advantage of the opportunity to view several different species of whales in the wild, plus an assortment of sea birds and other species of marine wildlife from downtown Victoria, en route to the Butchart Gardens private dock with entrance via Tod Inlet.

Enjoy at your leisure this glorious green space with CVS return connections to Victoria, departing the gardens regularly throughout the evening. Stay for dinner, the fireworks on Saturday evening or summer events.

  • Naturalist guide
  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Admission to Butchart Garden
  • Round-trip shuttle transfers from downtown Victoria to the Butchart Gardens
  • Whale sightings guarantee
What’s Not Included
  • Hotel pick-up and drop-off
  • Gratuities (optional)
  • Food and drinks

Prepare for the activity

Meeting point

Victoria Prince of Whales Office, located in the Lower Causeway of Victoria Harbor (812 Wharf St., Victoria, BC)

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Important information
Know before you go
• Please check in 30 minutes before the scheduled start of your tour
Customer reviews

Overall rating

4.8 / 5

based on 11 reviews

Review summary

  • Service
    4.9 / 5
  • Organization
    4.8 / 5
  • Value for money
    4.4 / 5
  • Safety
    4.8 / 5
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Fast boot, nice trip on the water

This is a larger boat so when whales are spotted you are forced to keep more of a distance. For the rest excellent guides on the boat and a nice trip. Butchart Gardens is a nice end of the day if you like gardens but don't expect to spend more then an hour (and a halve) there

July 9, 2018

Don't miss out!

This combination was excellent! Take extra clothing for the whale watching tour unless you want to remain inside. It was very windy and cold on the water. Then the gardens were much warmer! The food options were reasonably priced for a tourist venue. The gardens were unbelievable. The gift shop offered a large variety of items at every price point. It is your option when to come back on the shuttle. Our day started at 1:15 and we came back on the 8:00 shuttle, so we arrived at around 8:45 in front of the Empress hotel. We could have caught the 10:00 if we had wanted to. Well worth the fees for the package. Enjoy!

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July 14, 2017

Great trip....Excellent Staff...Seals, Eagles, and a Killer Whales,WOW

August 28, 2018

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Product ID: 100167