This one-way adventure will take you from Victoria, BC, Canada on a 35- to 45-minute tour bus to the world famous Butchart Gardens, where you will have free-time to explore at your leisure (Part 1). From here, you’ll take a 2.5-hour sightseeing cruise behind Salt Spring Island before en route to your final destination, Vancouver, BC, Canada aboard a custom-built high-speed catamaran (Part 2).
Please note: **This is not a whale watching tour**
*+ Conservation Fee & Tax
Highlights & Inclusions
35 to 45 minute narrated bus transfer and admission to The Butchart Gardens.
Butchart Gardens to Vancouver scenic cruise through the Gulf Islands.
Highlights & Inclusions
The perfect viewing platform and the only one of its kind on British Columbia coast. This 95 passenger catamaran was engineered and built in Canada with the safety of our beloved marine wildlife and our guests as priority number one.
Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies and chocolate bars) available for purchase.
If you’ve whale-watched before, and you’re just in search of a guided tour from Victoria to Vancouver, look no further: Our bus will take you on a fully guided 30-45 minute ride to The Butchart Gardens, where you’ll explore the lush greens and colourful blooms of the world-renowned historic site. When you’ve had your fill of flowers (and gelato), enjoy a 2.5-hour sunset cruise to Vancouver aboard the warmth and comfort of our custom-built Salish Sea Dream catamaran.
Did you know? Biggs (Transient) Orcas are actually carnivores—they’ll even eat sharks!
What To Bring
It gets cold out on the water (trust us!), so we recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants, and closed-toe shoes. It’s also a good idea to bring sunglasses, sunscreen, a tight-fitting hat, a camera to capture some memorable moments and, above all, your sense of adventure!
Onboard snacks are available for purchase with CAD cash only (no credit/debit cards accepted) but please feel free to bring your own snacks if you wish.
Downtown Victoria Adventure Centre
812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
The Victoria Adventure Centre is located below the Visitor Information Centre, next to Milestones restaurant across the street from Fairmont Empress hotel.
In order to catch your shuttle to the gardens, please make sure that you first check-in at our office. Available shuttle times are 9:00 AM; 10:00 AM; 11:00 AM; 12:00 PM; 1:00 PM; 2:00 PM and 3:00 PM*. You are welcome to select any of these departure times based on the amount of time you’d like to spend at the Butchart Gardens.
Granville Island Adventure Centre
1666 Duranleau St, Vancouver, BC V6H 3S2, Canada
Know Before You Book
Whale watching is NOT included in this adventure and Whale Sighting Guarantee does not apply.
This adventure is ONE-WAY ONLY, no return transportation to Victoria is included.
The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible. If you require assistance, please call us to book.
Bring up to 1 airline-sized piece of luggage and 1 carry-on on board at no additional cost.
Tours operate rain or shine! Safety is our priority and, in extreme weather conditions or high winds, adventures may be cancelled at the discretion of our qualified crew. We will be in touch should this be the case.
Not likely, this adventure DOES NOT include whale watching. On rare occasions we may encounter wildlife on this tour.
Yes! The catamarans are equipped with two airline-style washrooms.
No, our boats are custom-built for whale watching with passengers in mind. Captain and crew will also do their best to minimize the impact of the sea. However, if you are prone to seasickness, we recommend you purchase non-drowsy Gravol from a pharmacy prior to your adventure with us.
Complementary tea, coffee & hot chocolate will be available on board. Light snacks (chips, cookies, chocolate bars) can be purchased with CAD cash. You can also bring your own snacks.
Reservations are definitely recommended. Adventures often sell out and we don’t want you to be disappointed.
*Please see our COVID-19 Update here for information regarding future bookings*
This adventure has a hassle-free 48-hour cancellation policy. Just contact us at least 48 hours prior to your adventure departure to cancel and receive a full refund, no questions asked. Groups of 10+ guests are subject to a 72-hour cancellation policy. Promotional (discounted) bookings are final sale.
We reserve the right to delay or cancel a departure if there are fewer than 20 guests reserved at the time of departure or in case of events beyond our control (adverse weather conditions, technical or mechanical issues etc.).