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Victoria, BC: 3-Hour Ultimate Whale & Marine Wildlife Tour

1. Victoria, BC: 3-Hour Ultimate Whale & Marine Wildlife Tour

The waters off Victoria, British Columbia are known as the Salish Sea. Discover its wonders and rich marine environment with this ultimate whale and marine wildlife tour! Board a brand new high speed coastal explorer boat and set sail to look for orcas (also known as killer whales), humpbacks, harbor seals, California sea lions and over 127 species of marine birds!  Take a tour of the west coast aboard a luxurious coastal explorer, with two outside viewing areas and a fully heated cabin. Enjoy complimentary coffee and hot chocolate as you set off on an adventure to learn all about the local marine wildlife and important landmarks. From playful orcas to giant humpbacks, your experience is sure to be memorable. Discover the marine wildlife in the waters off Victoria with the help of marine biologists and learn about efforts to establish Victoria as a world renowned whale watching destination. 

Victoria: Sunset Whale Watching Tour

2. Victoria: Sunset Whale Watching Tour

Depart in the evening from Victoria's beautiful inner harbor and head out into the Salish Sea in search of whales and other wonderful marine life. During the 3-hour tour, search for orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, and gray whales, that visit the Salish Sea in search of food. Encounter other marine life such as seals, sea lions, porpoises, otters and various marine birds. Listen to an inspiring and educational talk from the Marine Naturalists as they describe and interpret the spectacular environment, extensive history, and stunning scenery of the Salish Sea. If the weather cooperates, enjoy the stunning sunset views.

Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

3. Victoria: 2-Hour Food and History Tour with Tastings

Join your guide at the Victoria Public Market, an old department store from 1921. After the first tasting at this location, make your way to Canada's oldest Chinatown and discover the Chinese Public School, Gates of Harmonious Interest and Fan Tan Alley. Moving on after 3 tastings in Chinatown, you will discover Victoria's Old Town district with stops at Market Square, Johnson Street, Bastion Square, and the Government Street shopping district.  After 3 more local tastings, you will finish the tour at the Visitor Center in the beautiful Inner Harbour. Here, learn about the Empress Hotel and the British Columbia legislative buildings (Provincial Parliament).  From this location, you will be well-positioned to discover the rest of Victoria or access local transportation to the cruise ship terminal, ferry or airport.

Squamish: Wet and Wild Elaho Exhilarator Rafting Experience

4. Squamish: Wet and Wild Elaho Exhilarator Rafting Experience

Whether you’re a thrill seeking adventure junkie or just trying to get away from the stress of everyday life and back to nature, this super exciting rafting trip, the Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator, has everything you’ll need to recharge your batteries.  It's one of the most popular rafting adventures here.   The talented team of professional river guides will teach you the skills necessary to ride big waves and catch air as you navigate down the Class 3-4 Elaho and Squamish Rivers. Your courage will be tested as you travel through the infamous “Devil’s Elbow” section of the rapids, as seen on TV’s famous "Eco-Challenge Adventure Race". Depending on the water levels, you’ll also be able to swim through some small rapids and enjoy a few laughs as your crewmates scramble to stay on board. Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, your river journey will take you through approximately 10 miles of British Columbia’s most inspiring wilderness. Take time to appreciate your surroundings and enjoy the world-class scenery including old growth forests, dormant volcanoes, towering glaciers, and stunning waterfalls that cascade hundreds of feet toward the river. If you’re really lucky you’ll get a glimpse of the local deer, beavers, and bears which often stop by the river’s edge. This is white water rafting at its best!   After the trip, you'll be taken back to the fully-equipped rafting base at the Executive Suites Hotel & Resort where you can enjoy the facilities at the resort, including a full service restaurant and awesome fully-licensed outdoor patio area. Relax, check out the photos and GoPro videos shot on the trip, and enjoy the beautiful sunshine and comfort of the resort.

Victoria: 3-Hour Guided Craft Beer Tasting Bike Tour

5. Victoria: 3-Hour Guided Craft Beer Tasting Bike Tour

Embark on a unique tour experience as you explore the best craft brew spots in Victoria while making your way around the city on a bike. Learn about the city's brewing history from an expert local guide, as you head down charming streets and learn interesting city secrets along the way. Immerse yourself in the strong craft beer culture of the Pacific Northwest, and enjoy 3 different tasting locations, including a snack and a chocolate truffle beer pairing. Cycle along the beautiful, car-free Selkirk Trestle, a local section of the Trans Canada Trail, and learn about the history of Victory's brewing industry. Afterward, get some expert tips on where to go to try your next brew.

Victoria: 3.5-Hour Guided Bike and Food Tour

6. Victoria: 3.5-Hour Guided Bike and Food Tour

Discover downtown Victoria by bike. Delight your tastebuds with local charcuteries and cheeses, craft ice cream, and other culinary surprises. Follow your expert foodie bike guide as you learn about Victoria's most famous dining spots, as well as its best-kept culinary secrets. Enjoy Italian pizza, creamy organic ice cream, and chocolate truffles. Visit landmarks like Craigdarroch Castle, China Town, and Beacon Hill Park along the way. Get treated to some of the best local artisan food Victoria has to offer. Learn how to navigate the unique neighborhoods of this charming city by bicycle and meet the creatives people behind the local cuisine.

Telegraph Cove: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

7. Telegraph Cove: Half-Day Whale Watching Tour

After gathering at the Telegraph Cove Resort, you will embark on your 3-hour, fully-guided whale watching and wildlife viewing adventure. In true comfort and style, your crew will be excited to take you to Johnstone Strait, in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters here in the summer months. You can take advantage of the opportunity to view killer whales and humpback whales in the wild, as well as an assortment of seabirds and other species of marine wildlife. The Ocean Magic II is a custom designed marine marvel, which combines the practicality of a semi-covered vessel with the speed and maneuverability of a Zodiac. With three naturalists on board and two different viewing elevations, this is the only purpose-built whale watching vessel of its size in the industry. Sip your coffee, feel the wind in your hair or keep cozy under cover while you explore the pacific northwest.

6-Hour Victoria to Cowichan Wine Tour

8. 6-Hour Victoria to Cowichan Wine Tour

Join one of the highest rated wine tours in British Columbia.  Interact directly with the winery teams and enjoy your own private group tastings.  This tour is a must see for anyone who loves wine or just wants a day of relaxation in the Cowichan Valley. All tastings are included as well as a BBQ burger and salad lunch.  See three of the top rated wineries in the Cowichan Valley. Sample Itinerary: 9:45 AM: Registration - Pickup at 660 Oswego St, Victoria, BC at the passenger loading zone 10:00 AM: Leave for Enrico10:40 AM: Lookout photo stop at the top of the Malahat11:00 AM: Enrico Tasting and Lunch12:15 PM: Leave for Blue Grouse12:30 PM: Tasting at Blue Grouse1:30 PM: Leave for Unsworth1:45 PM: Behind the scenes wine tour at Unsworth - Group choice of Vineyard or Bottling 2:15 PM: Tasting at Unsworth3:00 PM: Leave for Home4:00 PM: Victoria Hotel drop-off (so you do not need to walk with a box of wine) Each Victoria wine tour starts or ends with a behind the scenes tour led by one of the winery partners. See the difference a guided tour makes. The guides have put together the perfect schedule for your group that gives you enough time to enjoy each unique Vancouver Island winery.  Your also have scheduled tastings times with each winery days in advance.  Wineries can get extremely busy during the peak and on weekends, your group will be in front of the line. The winery partners are expecting you.

From Squamish: Two-Day White-Water Rafting Expedition

9. From Squamish: Two-Day White-Water Rafting Expedition

Day One Challenge the exhilarating rapids of the Elaho River, the same route conquered by those participating on our popular Wet & Wild Elaho Exhilarator white-water rafting trip. A talented team of professional river guides will teach you the skills necessary to maneuver through these exciting Class 3-4 rapids, including the challenging Devil’s Elbow section. Along with some of North America’s most exhilarating rapids, your river journey will take you through approximately 10 miles of British Columbia’s most inspiring wilderness. Appreciate your surroundings and enjoy the world-class scenery including old-growth forests, towering glaciers, and stunning waterfalls that cascade hundreds of feet toward the river. At the end of the Elaho Exhilarator route, we’ll continue for a few more miles down the river until we reach a remote wilderness camp area. All your supplies for the overnighter will be packed tightly on our rafts. You’ll be greeted by smiling camp staff and a filling spread of snacks. While you change into your camp attire, your guides will prepare you a delicious three-course meal. Then simply relax by the fire and absorb the stunning views of the region. Day Two Awake to the sound of the river, the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, and a delicious breakfast. Your second river day will be spent floating down the calm waters of the Squamish River, a much more gentle and serene river. The spectacular sights of this river valley includes old-growth forests, glaciers, dormant volcanoes, waterfalls, and a wide variety of wildlife. Depending on water levels, you may have the chance to swim through the rapids. Following your rafting trip we’ll take you back to our fully-equipped rafting base where you’ll be able to change back into your own clothes and enjoy the facilities including a full service restaurant and fully-licensed outdoor patio area.

Victoria: Butchart Gardens Seaplane Flight & Afternoon Tea

10. Victoria: Butchart Gardens Seaplane Flight & Afternoon Tea

Head out for the ultimate Victoria experience. Embark on a scenic seaplane journey to the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Along the way, enjoy a stunning aerial view of one of the city’s best-kept hidden gems, The Butchart Gardens, before landing on the gardens’ private dock. With the picturesque gardens as your backdrop, enjoy afternoon tea in the Dining Room restaurant in the gardens. After tea, enjoy a leisurely 1-hour stroll through the breathtaking gardens. End your experience with a scenic limousine ride back to downtown Victoria.

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What people are saying about Victoria, British Columbia

I didn't actually end up sailing with Five Star. I had booked with them but I was the only one. They had to cancel my trip. However, they called around to the other tour companies and found me a boat to get on, on the same day I had booked for. They took care of everything for me. Transferred all my info and payment to the other company! All I had to do was show up on time at the other company! I was so impressed with the level of service that Five Star will always be the company I book with 1st in the future. Well done guys! Not many companies will go above and beyond like you guys did. Thank you!!

What amazing experience!!! The guides Alexa and Andrew were amazing. You can tell that they love their job. Alexa was the best guide I've ever met . She helped us find the offices when we were lost. And she even helped us find our way there from Vancouver. We got to see some whales and even some sea lions. The tour also provides some really cozy life jackets and if you get cold easily you can sit in the cabin where you'll also have a nice view. I would definitely recommend this tour!

It was an amazing experience - the guides were extremely knowledgeable about orcas & the eco system - we had such a great time although it was a tad cold so I would encourage everyone to dress for the weather! Thanks again to the crew for making our experience so memorable

I enjoyed the balance of the tour between the walking to hear of the past culture and history of the area, the food part was particularly good which I put to good use the next day going back for more. The tour guide was very articulate and clear.

Great experience, guides were very knowledgable and accommodating. They also checked on the safety and well-being of passengers regularly. Got to see some Orcas, definitely recommend and sea lions.