Whale watching and the Butchart Gardens
Cruises and boat tours

Whale watching and the Butchart Gardens

Free cancellation
Availability: Daily
Mobile voucher accepted
Duration: up to 4 hours
Do this because
  • Go whale and wildlife watching with an expert guide
  • Move through inlets and bays not seen on other departures
  • Get VIP entrance into The Butchart Gardens through their private dock
  • Save time and and combine two must-see Victoria attractions
What to expect

Join Prince of Whales on board their floating classroom and let them introduce you to the wonders of their marine environment. Their tours are the most luxurious, and, most importantly, the most spacious, making it Victoria's socially safest way to go whale watching.

Take a luxury catamaran in search of orcas and humpback whales before making your way to world-renowned Butchart Gardens, where you’ll enter through the private dock. Once you’ve explored the 55 acres of colorful blooms and lush greenery you’ll be taken back to Victoria by shuttle bus. Plus, every Saturday, you’re invited to stay until dusk and watch the fireworks!


1:15pm: departure from Victoria Inner Harbour

4:15pm: arrive at The Butchart Gardens private dock

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What's included
  • Admissions
  • Shuttle transfers
Reduced price
  • Youth (13-17): reduced
  • Children (2-12): reduced
  • Infants (0-1): free

812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada

Meeting point:

Guests to check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure time at the Prince of Whales office below the Visitors Information Centre. Passenger boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure.

What to remember
  • Vessel: Salish Sea Class Catamaran, up to 95 passengers
  • Passenger boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure
  • The boat used for this adventure is not wheelchair accessible; if you require assistance, please call the provider directly
  • Enjoy your time at the gardens and return on any of the scheduled CVS departures (5.00pm, 6.00pm, 8.00pm and 10.00 pm)
  • Shuttle times are limited 22-31 May and 16-20 September
  • This tour is fully refundable up to 48 hours in advance; no shows will be charged 100% of tour price
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  • See calendar for availability
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Booking fee
Good news! No extra fees are applied to this booking.
Cancellation policy
Receive a 100% refund if you cancel up to 48 hours before the activity begins.

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