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Victoria to Vancouver via Butchart Gardens (One-Way)

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    What to Expect
    Travel by shuttle from Downtown Victoria to the world-famous Butchart Gardens at your preferred time (shuttles depart throughout the day). Listen to a 40-minute narration along the way and stroll among the floral displays of the National Historic Site at your own pace.

    Customize your visit to this renowned attraction according to your interests. See the Sunken Garden, Rose Garden, Concert Lawn, Italian Garden, and Mediterranean Garden.

    In the afternoon, head down to the private dock, located within the Japanese Garden, and set sail from Butchart Cove to Vancouver Downtown aboard the luxury Salish Sea Dream catamaran. Your 2.5-hour sunset cruise to Vancouver arrives at Coal Harbour in the evening.
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    Departure Point
    812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
    Departure Time
    4:45 PM
    Duration
    2h 30m
    Return Details
    1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada
    Inclusions
    • 40-minute bus tour from Downtown Victoria to the Butchart Gardens, including live driver narration and free wi-fi
    • Flexible time in the gardens based on your selected shuttle time
    • 2.5hr sunset cruise to Downtown Vancouver on a 95-passenger vessel featuring indoor, heated cabin and 360-degree open-air deck
    • Captain and expert crew of 4-5 local guides
    • Educational materials on board
    • Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate + light snacks for purchase
    • Two airplane-style washrooms
    • 1 piece of checked-in luggage (up to 50 lbs (23 kgs) per person)
    • GST (Goods and Services Tax)
    • 2 per person Salish Sea Conservation Fee (1% For The Planet Initiative) is included in price
    • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
    Exclusions
    • Hotel pickup and drop-off
    • Excess luggage charges (over 50 lbs (23 kgs) per person)
    • This option does not include whale watching
    • Gratuities
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    Additional Info
    • Confirmation will be received within 48 hours of booking, subject to availability
    • Not wheelchair accessible
    • Minimum numbers apply. There is a possibility of cancellation after confirmation if there are not enough passengers to meet requirements. In the event of this occurring, an alternative or full refund will be offered
    • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
    • You are required to check-in at Prince of Whales Whale Watching office to receive shuttle tickets
    Cancellation Policy
    For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
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    Reviewed 5 weeks ago

    Perfect organisation (luggage management!) for a perfect trip including spotting a mummy & baby humpback which we got the chance to observe for a couple of minutes and they came quite close to the boat. Nice scenery and a very attentive and supportive crew. The...More

    Date of experience: September 2019
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    Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

    Hello Danièle, Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate this and are so pleased that you got to see a mama Humpback with her baby - always a very special encounter. We are so happy to receive such...More

    Reviewed 24 August 2019

    We had an awesome afternoon watching orcas, seals, sea lions, a bald eagle, and checking out a bird sanctuary. After a brief stop at the Butchart Gardens to pick up more passengers we headed toward Vancouver where we stumbled upon three humpback whales as well!...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 26 August 2019

    Hello, Thank you for sharing your feedback with us. It is truly appreciated! We are so happy that you got to encounter Orcas, Humpbacks, Seals, Sea Lions and a Bald Eagle with us on your adventure :) Thank you also for your great feedback about...More

    Reviewed 19 August 2019

    This tour was a perfect fit for our plan; we started in Seattle, came to Victoria, and finished in Vancouver (the city) with no car. After checking out of our hotel, we checked in our bags at the office in Victoria , and they arrived...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 20 August 2019

    Hello JoAnn, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a great review. We really appreciate this and are so glad that you enjoyed adventure with us as well as your visit to the Butchart Gardens. We hope to have you join...More

    Reviewed 5 August 2019 via mobile

    This trip by far exceeded expectations with playful orcas, seals, bald eagles and a hump back whale and calf to top off the day. The narrative provided by the crew was both informative and educational. We did our research ahead of time and are so...More

    Date of experience: August 2019
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    Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 8 August 2019

    Hello, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review. We really appreciate this and are delighted to hear that this trip exceeded your expectations. How great that you did your research and choose us to take a whale watching tour...More

    Reviewed 30 July 2019 via mobile

    This tour was a clipper vacation cruise but actually prince of whales seems to put it together. Unfortunately, when I booked it I wasn't told that I would have to travel with my luggage to a different location in addition to figuring out where it...More

    Date of experience: July 2019
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    MaureenKin, Communications Coordinator at Prince of Whales Whale Watching, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2019

    Hello, Thank you for taking the time to share your feedback with us. We appreciate all customer feedback. Clipper Vacations is a company we have chosen to partner with with regard to our Seattle tours. We are very sorry to hear that you had a...More

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    6 August 2018|
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    Luggage will be stored on board the boat in a secure compartment until your arrival in vancouver
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    25 June 2018|
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    You can take an ultimate day trip with our company, fly with harbour air, or transit/bus on BC ferries
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