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Immerse yourself in the majestic beauty of the Pacific Ocean and experience the world's best location to view whales in the wild on a three hour tour from Victoria, British Columbia. The Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait are renowned for their ample wildlife, including animals such as resident and transient killer whales, humpback whales, Minke whales, seals, sea lions and many marine birds to name a few! Next, you will head to the Butchart Gardens which is one one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. The gardens change dramatically from season to season, and offers activities for everyone, from greenhouse tours to a living fossil walk, ice skating, dining and more.

Description:

Join us onboard for a whale watching tour ead by a marine naturalist, whose knowledge &  passion for Vancouver Island's marine wildlife is unequaled. Look for humpback whales, resident and transient orcas and other magnificent marine wildlife!

Next stop is the historic Butchart Gardens! After an exhilarating 3 hour whale watching adventure on either a covered vessel or zodiac, hop on a CVS shuttle to the Butchart Gardens and stroll through this breathtaking wonderland.

Over a century ago, Jennie Butchart began building what is now one of the world's premier floral show gardens. We invite you to take a walk through the beautifully manicured grounds laced with stone pathways and trickling streams. The gardens change dramatically from season to season, and offers activities for everyone, from greenhouse tours to a living fossil walk, ice skating, dining and more



Highlights:

    Location: Victoria, Canada

    Duration: 5 hours

    Voucher Redembtion: You can present either a paper or an electronic voucher for this activity. 





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    Additional Information


      Operates: See Availability

      Departure Point:
      Orca Spirit Adventures
      Covered Vessel Tours: 146 Kingston Street (marina level of the Coast Harbourside Hotel)
      Zodiac Vessel Tours: 950 Wharf Street (seaplane dock)

      CVS Kiosk:
      Fairmont Empress
      721 Government Street

      Departure Time: For alternate whale watching tour times, please call our office after booking at 250-383-8411. Please check in for your whale watching tour 30 minutes prior to tour departure. These package options are highly recommended to enjoy over two days. If you would like to complete all in one day, the 9am zodiac vessel will best suit your exciting day! SHUTTLE TO BUTCHART GARDENS DEPARTURE TIMES AND LOCATION

      Arrive at least 15 minutes prior to desired bus departure time to exchange voucher for bus tickets a Fairmont Empress CVS Kiosk. January 7th - March 31st & November 1st - November 30th Departs Downtown: 11:30am Return Departs from Gardens: 2:30pm April 1st - 30th Departs Downtown: 11:00am, 1:00pm, & 3:00pm Return Departures from Gardens: Hourly from 1:00pm-6:00pm

      May 1st - June 14th & September 3rd - 30th Departs Downtown: Hourly between 9:00am and 3:00pm Return Departures from Gardens: Hourly 11:00am to 6:00pm June 15-September 2nd Departs Downtown: Hourly between 9:00am and 5:00pm & 7:00pm. Return Departures from Gardens: Hourly between 11:00am and 6:00pm, 8:00pm, & 10:00pm (If fireworks on Saturday nights end after 100:00pm, the last shuttle will depart 15 minutes after the fireworks end) October 1st - 31st Departs Downtown: Hourly 11:00am to 2:00pm Return Departures from Gardens: Hourly from 1:00pm-5:00pm December 1st-31st Departs Downtown: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, and 6:00pm Return Departures from Gardens: 5:00pm, 7:00pm, & 9:00pm

      Departure Time Comments:

      Hotel pickups commence approximately 30 - 60 minutes prior to this time, exact pickup time will be advised on reconfirmation.

      Tour departs within walking distance of the cruise port



      Hotel Pickup Available: Yes

      Return Details:
      CVS Kiosk:
      Fairmont Empress
      721 Government Street

    • Inclusions:
      • Entrance fees
      • Live commentary on board
      • Hotel pickup and drop-off (if option selected)
      • Transport by air-conditioned coach
      • Professional guide
      • Admission ticket

    • Exclusions:
      • Alcoholic drinks
      • Food and drinks
      • Gratuities (optional)

    • Other Information:
      • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
      • Operates in all weather conditions, please dress appropriately
      • Subject to favorable weather conditions. If canceled due to poor weather, you will be given the option of an alternative date or full refund


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