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Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat

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icon11 hours  (Approx.)
Hotel pickup offered
Mobile ticket
iconOffered in: English
Good for avoiding crowds

Keeping you safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
Face masks required for travelers in public areas
Face masks required for guides in public areas
Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
Gear/equipment sanitized between use
Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
Guides required to regularly wash hands
Regular temperature checks for staff
Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
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Overview

Go whale watching, and explore Butchart Gardens in Victoria, Vancouver Island on this day trip from Vancouver. Combine two activities into one day in the Gulf Islands, and then return to Vancouver via speedboat, cutting the return trip to just two hours.
  • Pickup and drop-off at any address in Vancouver
  • Trained naturalist provides info on the Gulf Islands' ecosystem
  • Butchart Gardens entrance fees included
  • Moderate amount of walking; wear comfortable shoes
  • Bring photo ID on the day of travel
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Hotel pickup and drop-off
Fuel surcharge
Local taxes
Bus transfer from Victoria to Butchart Gardens
Wildlife watching
Speed boat return to Vancouver
Gratuities (Optional). It is customary to acknowledge good service with 10-15% gratuity

Departure Point

Traveler pickup is offered
We pick up guests from all Hotels, Air B&B or Private residence in Vancouver

Departure Time

8:30 AM
Start your day with early-morning pickup at any address in Vancouver city, and then transfer to the waterfront to board your whale-watching boat. 

Cruise out into the waters between Vancouver and Victoria, home to a wide array of wildlife. Find a seat on the 62-foot (19-meter) aluminum express cruiser; choose between outdoor or indoor heated passenger areas. There are restrooms and a small snack bar on board. 

Keep your eyes peeled for local wildlife such sea lions, seals, porpoises, gray whales, and orcas. Your guide is a trained naturalist, who will fill you in on the unique ecosystem surrounding you. 

Arrive in Victoria to spend some free time exploring the city, and then take a 35-minute bus ride to Butchart Gardens. Once an abandoned quarry, this green space is now one of the premier floral show gardens worldwide. 

Get picked up from the gardens and transfer back to the shoreline for express return to Vancouver via speedboat, which takes just two hours. Once back in the city, you'll be dropped off back at your Vancouver lodgings.
Itinerary
Stop At:  
The Butchart Gardens
Take a shuttle to the Butchart Gardens and Enjoy the beauty of Butchart Gardens before boarding your return Speedboat to Vancouver.
Duration: 2 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Granville Island
The tour starts at Granville Is. Vancouver. Spend 4 hours whale watching safari cruising by a specialized boat to Victoria. Spend your own times in Victoria before heading to "Butchart Gardens". Return boat arrives at Granville Is. at around 7 pm.
Duration: 4 hours 
Admission Ticket Included
Stop At:  
Government Street
Getting off the boat, spend your own times in Victoria before boarding a shuttle bus to Butchart Gardens. Your shuttle bus (CVS Tours) leaves at 2 or 3 pm in front of the Fairmont Empress hotel. You must check in 10 minutes prior to the departure time.
Duration: 1 hour 30 minutes
Admission Ticket Free
  • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
  • Please Note: Minimum of 2 people required per booking
  • Single travelers are subject to a $35 singles supplement
  • Child rate applies only when sharing with 2 paying adults
  • Comfortable walking shoes are recommended this tour requires a moderate amount of walking
  • A government issued picture ID is required on the day of travel
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Infants must sit on laps
  • Not recommended for travelers with back problems
  • Not recommended for pregnant travelers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • This is a partially guided tour.
  • Most travelers can participate
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers
  • OPERATED BY Lotus Land Tours Inc.

For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience. Learn more about cancellations.

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What is the policy on face masks and attendee health during Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat?
A:
The policies on face masks and attendee health are:

  • Face masks required for travelers in public areas
  • Face masks required for guides in public areas
  • Temperature checks for travelers upon arrival
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat.
Q:
What is the policy on sanitization during Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat?
A:
The policies on sanitization are:

  • Hand sanitizer available to travelers and staff
  • Regularly sanitized high-traffic areas
  • Gear/equipment sanitized between use
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitized
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat.
Q:
What is the social distancing policy during Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat?
A:
The policy on social distancing is:

  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat.
Q:
What measures are being taken to ensure staff health & safety during Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat?
A:
The policies on staff health & safety are:

  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Regular temperature checks for staff
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
See all safety measures taken by Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat.
Q:
What is the maximum group size during Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat?
A:
This activity will have a maximum of 12 travelers.

See all safety measures taken by Vancouver to Victoria Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens with Return by SpeedBoat.

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Great trip with an even greater crew!
donjensen8
, Jul 2019
My wife and i chose this tour in order to combine whale watching with an opportunity to visit Victoria and Butchart Gardens. It is a very good way to get more whale watching in while getting over to the island an back. James, Amy, and Anthony were just excellent. They modified our planned route in very foggy conditions to find two pods of orcas. Right up to the side of the boat! They provided very good advise on how to optimize our time on land so that we could see more of Victoria while still getting in enough time at the gardens, which were amazing. Then on the way back our crew again got creative and found some hunchback whales... so we got to see both species. Well structured and organizes tour with an truly excellent crew.
icon Response from Host , Jul 2019
Hi Donald & Mary, Great to hear that you had such a wonderful time, and watched two species! Your luck! Yes, they are so professional naturalists and the best in this field. Thank you for visiting Canada! Bring home many good memories and safe home back! LLT
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