**EXCLUSIVE** Whales & Gardens Package
(2015 season: May 22 – Sept 20)
The Butchart Gardens Return Transfers to Victoria
This tour makes the most out of your vacation time by allowing you to enjoy two memorable experiences in a single day: whale watching and a tour of the Butchart Gardens. Both of these trips are extremely popular with visitors, but can be difficult to fit in one day.
With the Victoria Whales and Garden Tour, Prince of Whales takes care of the scheduling and makes this trip a fun and exciting possibility. The tour departs from downtown Victoria and, after whale watching in the protected waters of Haro and Juan de Fuca Strait, arrives in the secluded Tod inlet at the Butchart Gardens private dock. Shuttle buses leave from the Gardens to Victoria throughout the evening, giving you the freedom to choose whenever you want to leave and return home.
The Butchart Gardens is one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent landscape in 1904. She established, in the style of the grand estates of the period, several distinct gardens to evoke a range of aesthetic experiences. An abandoned limestone quarry was transformed into the dramatic Sunken Garden, a reflection of the early 20th-century beautification movement and an exceptional achievement in Canadian gardening history. Through successive generations of the Butchart family, The Gardens has retained much of its original design, and continues the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays.
12:45: Check in at Victoria Office, 812 Wharf Street
13:15: Ocean Magic departs
16:15: Arrive at Butchart Gardens private dock
Time in the Gardens
Shuttle Bus Return Options
May 31st – June 14th: 18:15
June 15th – August 31st: 18:15, 20:30 and 22:00*
September 1st – September 15th: 18:15, 20:30
September 16th – September 20th: 18:15
*22:00 Departure subject to change on Saturday nights; it will vary depending on when the Fireworks finish.