Read what other Viator.com travelers think about the Whale-Watching Cruise from Victoria and Butchart Gardens Admission. What they loved, what they liked and what they think could be improved, it's all here to help you make the most of your next trip.
The tour was one of the highlights of our trip. Not only was the staff welcoming and fun, the boat (Ocean Magic) was clean and offered different seating areas depending on if we wanted to be on deck or under cover. We saw an orca pod and the onboard naturalist gave an excellent overview about the pod and orca in general. I highly recommend this tour.
We had a very special time on this trip. we got to see a good few whales. Well worth money.
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.
The tour was great, however we completely missed our scheduled time and had to reorganize the rest of our trip due to viator's egregious error. The email sent to us said 1:45 when in fact the tour left at 1:15. The company (prince of whales) has said this has happened to multiple people with viator