4 star rating: Recommended 2 Reviews

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  • Location: Victoria, Canada
  • Duration:  5 hours (approx.)
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.


  • Enjoy two must-do Victoria experiences in one day
  • Take a 3.5-hour whale-watching cruise around the Gulf Islands and San Juan Islands
  • Spot whales and other wildlife with the help of your expert guide
  • Explore the famous Butchart Gardens at your own pace
  • Wind through stunning floral gardens and capture photos of this National Historic Site of Canada
  • Round-trip transfers included

What You Can Expect

Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission

Visit the Butchart Gardens

Meet in downtown Victoria in the afternoon to board your cruise, which departs from Inner Harbour. You’ll 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.

You’ll 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.

Customer Reviews

5 star rating: Highly Recommended July 2013

We had a very special time on this trip. we got to see a good few whales. Well worth money.

3 star rating: Worth doing July 2013

We didn't know what to expect but felt that the brochure and web site were a bit misleading. We should have done more research to know when the whales would be migrating. We saw a few fins in the water and enjoyed a few hours on the boat and the Buchart Gardens were nice, but it was an expensive outing for what we saw.

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