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Vancouver: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass

Vancouver: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass

See the sights of Vancouver at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour pass for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose from a variety of options to suit your interests. Listen to an informative on-board commentary to help you choose where to hop off. Experience the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver and the serene natural beauty of the local parks. Jump off at Science World or indulge your passion for sport at the Olympic Village. Stroll the rainforest pathways of Stanley Park, enjoy a bite to eat on Granville Island, visit the iconic Gastown Steam Clock or shop 'til you drop on Robson Street. Benefit from multiple stops, including Coal Harbour, English Bay Beach, Chinatown, and the Sports District. Make the most of your experience in Vancouver with additional options. Choose experiences like seeing the city from the water on a relaxing harbor cruise, or taking a tour of the city in the evening. Also included is exclusive access to 2 free Walking Tours of Stanley Park and Downtown Vancouver via the AudioMe App.

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Visit Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, on this full-day guided tour from Vancouver city. Try to spot marine life on the ferry to Vancouver island, walk among the flowers in the Butchart Gardens, and admire the Victorian architecture in Victoria.  Start from downtown Vancouver and travel south through the city aboard a climate-controlled bus. Hop aboard a BC Ferry for a 90-minute voyage across the Georgia Strait through the scenic Southern Gulf Islands. Keep an eye out for orcas along the way. Once docked on Vancouver Island, the tour continues to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. See millions of bedding plants in over 900 varieties. Enjoy 2 leisurely hours to fully explore the 50 acres of stunning gardens. Head to downtown Victoria and pass through Canada’s oldest China Town and the scenic Victoria Harbor, including the Inner Harbor. Once downtown, you will have free time to explore the local area. Spend your time going for a stroll the Inner Harbor, taking in the thriving arts and cultural scene, or visiting the historic Empress Hotel or the Royal BC Museum. Take the ferry and bus to return to your meeting point in Vancouver. 

Victoria: Half-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Victoria: Half-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Experience Victoria in a unique way on board an open-top double-decker bus. Depart from right outside the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel then set off on a hop-on-hop-off tour to explore this charming city. From China Town to Oak Bay there is something for everyone.  As you ride the bus, listen to the fully narrated tour and gain an in-depth understanding of Victoria's local history and best attractions. Feel free to hop-off the bus at 15 different stop destinations - giving you an array of options to explore the city further.  Stops include Empress Hotel, Delta Hotel/Songhees Point, Chinatown (Old Town), Bastion Square, Steamship Terminal, Coast Hotel/David Foster Walkway, Fisherman's Wharf, Ogden Point (Breakwater), Beacon Hill Park, Christ Church Cathedral, Craigdarroch Castle, Oak Bay Village, Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, and Cook Street Village.

Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

Experience the awe and inspiration of seeing whales in their natural environment on this unique whale-watching excursion from Victoria. Cruise along in an open zodiac boat on the Salish Sea, and get the chance to spot orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales, as well as porpoises and seals. After being collected from your downtown accommodation in a comfortable shuttle bus, you will venture down to the harbor where you will meet with your boat. After meeting your guides for the day, you will then depart from Victoria, setting off on your 3-hour whale-watching tour. Between April and October, you will have a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient and resident orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales. Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbor porpoises, harbor and elephant seals, and otters and marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. The zodiac vessels used on your tour are definitely recommended for the wild-at-heart. You can let the wind blow in your hair and be exposed to the true west-coast elements in an open-style, 12-passenger vessel. At the conclusion of your exhilarating tour, you will be returned back to the harbor, at which point you will be driven back to your accommodation in downtown Victoria.

Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea and its wildlife, from whales surfacing in unison to bald eagles soaring overhead. Cut through the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s currents in search of orcas and humpback whales, and listen to our marine mammal experts bring the animals’ stories to life. Climb aboard the new Salish Sea catamaran-style boat, custom-designed for whale watching. Push through the waves with ease as you search for whales and other marine species. Stop at different points of interest within the protected waters of the Haro Strait and Strait of Juan de Fuca, where your captain will position the boat parallel to the animals for great photo opportunities. Learn more about the wildlife from up to 3 top marine naturalists. Enjoy the heated indoor cabin and 2 open air sundecks that are ideal for photography, or immerse yourself in this experience while we take free high-resolution photos of the wildlife, the landscape. and your loved ones.

From Victoria: Whale Watching Trip on Covered Boat

From Victoria: Whale Watching Trip on Covered Boat

Join certified marine naturalists on a cruise from Victoria to spot whales, including Bigg's Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke, and Gray whales. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off and relax with guaranteed whale sightings and a conservation fee included in the tour price. After meeting at the checkin location, begin your carbon-neutral tour led by marine naturalists who will share their knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife with you. Whilst on the boat, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea, onboard bathrooms, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas.  You may also encounter Dall’s and Harbor porpoises, Harbor and Elephant Seals, otters, and marine birds such as Cormorants and Bald Eagles.  Make the best of peak whale watching season in Victoria which runs from April through October. In the event of an unlucky tour, you will be invited to join again for a complimentary second whale-watching tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life.

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Experience the Pacific Coast and Vancouver Island by land and ship on a guided day trip from Vancouver with hotel transfers included. View the British Columbia coastline from a sightseeing cruise, followed by a stop at Butchart Gardens en route to the British-inspired city of Victoria. Board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. On the way, look out for marine wildlife from the outdoor ship decks, especially eagles, sea lions, and whales. Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden complete with a dancing fountain. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the city of Victoria boasts, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city. Return on the bus to Vancouver by ferry to conclude this diverse tour.

Victoria: Panoramic Seaplane Tour

Victoria: Panoramic Seaplane Tour

Fly high above scenic Victoria BC and explore its beautiful scenery by seaplane. This thrill-a-minute tour will reveal a spectacular landscape and unforgettable aerial views. The Panoramic Seaplane Tour of Victoria will glide over the Olympic Mountains and along the Victoria waterfront to the white sand beaches of James and Sydney Islands. From here the tour heads north to the Saanich Peninsular and over the famous Butchart Gardens before returning back to Victoria Harbor. It is an experience not to be missed, especially if time is limited in Victoria and the photo opportunities just cannot be bettered. A fantastic day out for aviation lovers.

Vancouver to Victoria: Ferry with Bus Transfer

Vancouver to Victoria: Ferry with Bus Transfer

Enjoy a hassle-free, convenient transfer between the city of Vancouver and the city of Victoria (on Vancouver Island). Board a comfortable motor coach at one of the convenient locations and set-off on your journey. Choose one of the several locations available and hop aboard your motor coach. Travel in comfort as you are transported directly to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and aboard a BC Ferries vessel to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Embark on a 95-minute trip across the Strait of Georgia and admire the scenery of the Gulf Islands. Be sure to keep your eyes out for various wildlife as well as the beautiful vistas. Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island as the same motor coach transfers you directly to Capital City Station, the Victoria Bus Depot, centrally located behind the Fairmont Empress Hotel in the heart of downtown Victoria.

Victoria to Vancouver Ferry with Bus Transfer

Victoria to Vancouver Ferry with Bus Transfer

Enjoy the ease of a convenient transfer between the city of Victoria (on Vancouver Island) and the city of Vancouver as you board a comfortable motor coach at one of several accessible locations. Sit back, relax, and take in the beautiful vistas along the way. Select from one of several location options and spring onboard your motor coach. Be transported effortlessly to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on Vancouver Island where you will embark upon a Ferry vessel to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in the city of Vancouver. Your 95-minute ferry trip will lead you across the Strait of Georgia on a scenic journey through the Gulf Islands. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for various wildlife and admire the beautiful panoramas on route! Arrive at Tsawwassen terminal in Vancouver city, re-board the familiar motor coach, and be transported to your destination of choice. Select from the Vancouver bus depot or train station (Pacific Central Station), the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, or a few select hotels in downtown Vancouver.

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Victoria, British Columbia

Victoria, British Columbia

Our most recommended Victoria, British Columbia Nature & adventure

Vancouver: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass

Vancouver: 24 or 48-Hour Hop-On Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Pass

See the sights of Vancouver at your own pace with a 24- or 48-hour pass for the hop-on-hop-off sightseeing bus. Choose from a variety of options to suit your interests. Listen to an informative on-board commentary to help you choose where to hop off. Experience the hustle and bustle of downtown Vancouver and the serene natural beauty of the local parks. Jump off at Science World or indulge your passion for sport at the Olympic Village. Stroll the rainforest pathways of Stanley Park, enjoy a bite to eat on Granville Island, visit the iconic Gastown Steam Clock or shop 'til you drop on Robson Street. Benefit from multiple stops, including Coal Harbour, English Bay Beach, Chinatown, and the Sports District. Make the most of your experience in Vancouver with additional options. Choose experiences like seeing the city from the water on a relaxing harbor cruise, or taking a tour of the city in the evening. Also included is exclusive access to 2 free Walking Tours of Stanley Park and Downtown Vancouver via the AudioMe App.

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Visit Victoria, British Columbia’s capital city, on this full-day guided tour from Vancouver city. Try to spot marine life on the ferry to Vancouver island, walk among the flowers in the Butchart Gardens, and admire the Victorian architecture in Victoria.  Start from downtown Vancouver and travel south through the city aboard a climate-controlled bus. Hop aboard a BC Ferry for a 90-minute voyage across the Georgia Strait through the scenic Southern Gulf Islands. Keep an eye out for orcas along the way. Once docked on Vancouver Island, the tour continues to the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a National Historic Site of Canada. See millions of bedding plants in over 900 varieties. Enjoy 2 leisurely hours to fully explore the 50 acres of stunning gardens. Head to downtown Victoria and pass through Canada’s oldest China Town and the scenic Victoria Harbor, including the Inner Harbor. Once downtown, you will have free time to explore the local area. Spend your time going for a stroll the Inner Harbor, taking in the thriving arts and cultural scene, or visiting the historic Empress Hotel or the Royal BC Museum. Take the ferry and bus to return to your meeting point in Vancouver. 

Victoria: Half-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Victoria: Half-Day Hop-On-Hop-Off Sightseeing Bus Tour

Experience Victoria in a unique way on board an open-top double-decker bus. Depart from right outside the iconic Fairmont Empress Hotel then set off on a hop-on-hop-off tour to explore this charming city. From China Town to Oak Bay there is something for everyone.  As you ride the bus, listen to the fully narrated tour and gain an in-depth understanding of Victoria's local history and best attractions. Feel free to hop-off the bus at 15 different stop destinations - giving you an array of options to explore the city further.  Stops include Empress Hotel, Delta Hotel/Songhees Point, Chinatown (Old Town), Bastion Square, Steamship Terminal, Coast Hotel/David Foster Walkway, Fisherman's Wharf, Ogden Point (Breakwater), Beacon Hill Park, Christ Church Cathedral, Craigdarroch Castle, Oak Bay Village, Oak Bay Marina, Oak Bay Beach Hotel, and Cook Street Village.

Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

Victoria: 3-Hour Zodiac Whale-Watching Tour

Experience the awe and inspiration of seeing whales in their natural environment on this unique whale-watching excursion from Victoria. Cruise along in an open zodiac boat on the Salish Sea, and get the chance to spot orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales, as well as porpoises and seals. After being collected from your downtown accommodation in a comfortable shuttle bus, you will venture down to the harbor where you will meet with your boat. After meeting your guides for the day, you will then depart from Victoria, setting off on your 3-hour whale-watching tour. Between April and October, you will have a greater than 95% success rate of spotting whales, including both transient and resident orcas, humpback, minke, and gray whales. Other wildlife you may encounter include Dall’s and harbor porpoises, harbor and elephant seals, and otters and marine birds such as cormorants and bald eagles. The zodiac vessels used on your tour are definitely recommended for the wild-at-heart. You can let the wind blow in your hair and be exposed to the true west-coast elements in an open-style, 12-passenger vessel. At the conclusion of your exhilarating tour, you will be returned back to the harbor, at which point you will be driven back to your accommodation in downtown Victoria.

Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

Victoria: Whale Watching Cruise by Covered Boat

Experience the majesty of the Salish Sea and its wildlife, from whales surfacing in unison to bald eagles soaring overhead. Cut through the Strait of Juan de Fuca’s currents in search of orcas and humpback whales, and listen to our marine mammal experts bring the animals’ stories to life. Climb aboard the new Salish Sea catamaran-style boat, custom-designed for whale watching. Push through the waves with ease as you search for whales and other marine species. Stop at different points of interest within the protected waters of the Haro Strait and Strait of Juan de Fuca, where your captain will position the boat parallel to the animals for great photo opportunities. Learn more about the wildlife from up to 3 top marine naturalists. Enjoy the heated indoor cabin and 2 open air sundecks that are ideal for photography, or immerse yourself in this experience while we take free high-resolution photos of the wildlife, the landscape. and your loved ones.

From Victoria: Whale Watching Trip on Covered Boat

From Victoria: Whale Watching Trip on Covered Boat

Join certified marine naturalists on a cruise from Victoria to spot whales, including Bigg's Killer Whales, Humpback Whales, Minke, and Gray whales. Benefit from hotel pickup and drop-off and relax with guaranteed whale sightings and a conservation fee included in the tour price. After meeting at the checkin location, begin your carbon-neutral tour led by marine naturalists who will share their knowledge and passion for Vancouver Island’s marine wildlife with you. Whilst on the boat, enjoy complimentary coffee and tea, onboard bathrooms, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas.  You may also encounter Dall’s and Harbor porpoises, Harbor and Elephant Seals, otters, and marine birds such as Cormorants and Bald Eagles.  Make the best of peak whale watching season in Victoria which runs from April through October. In the event of an unlucky tour, you will be invited to join again for a complimentary second whale-watching tour to bring your dreams of seeing these magnificent animals to life.

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Vancouver: Victoria, Gulf Islands Cruise, & Butchart Gardens

Experience the Pacific Coast and Vancouver Island by land and ship on a guided day trip from Vancouver with hotel transfers included. View the British Columbia coastline from a sightseeing cruise, followed by a stop at Butchart Gardens en route to the British-inspired city of Victoria. Board a BC Ferries vessel at Tsawwassen terminal for a 90-minute sail through the serene beauty of the Gulf Islands. On the way, look out for marine wildlife from the outdoor ship decks, especially eagles, sea lions, and whales. Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island and continue to the enchanting botanical paradise of Butchart Gardens. Wander through a series of themed gardens, highlighted by the massive Sunken Garden complete with a dancing fountain. Marvel at the architectural wonders of the city of Victoria boasts, including the iconic Parliament Buildings and the waterfront Fairmont Empress Hotel. Visit the shops and cafes of Government Street and Chinatown. Stroll along the Inner Harbour for prime ocean views, and enjoy some free time to take in this culturally significant city. Return on the bus to Vancouver by ferry to conclude this diverse tour.

Victoria: Panoramic Seaplane Tour

Victoria: Panoramic Seaplane Tour

Fly high above scenic Victoria BC and explore its beautiful scenery by seaplane. This thrill-a-minute tour will reveal a spectacular landscape and unforgettable aerial views. The Panoramic Seaplane Tour of Victoria will glide over the Olympic Mountains and along the Victoria waterfront to the white sand beaches of James and Sydney Islands. From here the tour heads north to the Saanich Peninsular and over the famous Butchart Gardens before returning back to Victoria Harbor. It is an experience not to be missed, especially if time is limited in Victoria and the photo opportunities just cannot be bettered. A fantastic day out for aviation lovers.

Vancouver to Victoria: Ferry with Bus Transfer

Vancouver to Victoria: Ferry with Bus Transfer

Enjoy a hassle-free, convenient transfer between the city of Vancouver and the city of Victoria (on Vancouver Island). Board a comfortable motor coach at one of the convenient locations and set-off on your journey. Choose one of the several locations available and hop aboard your motor coach. Travel in comfort as you are transported directly to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal and aboard a BC Ferries vessel to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal. Embark on a 95-minute trip across the Strait of Georgia and admire the scenery of the Gulf Islands. Be sure to keep your eyes out for various wildlife as well as the beautiful vistas. Arrive at Swartz Bay terminal on Vancouver Island as the same motor coach transfers you directly to Capital City Station, the Victoria Bus Depot, centrally located behind the Fairmont Empress Hotel in the heart of downtown Victoria.

Victoria to Vancouver Ferry with Bus Transfer

Victoria to Vancouver Ferry with Bus Transfer

Enjoy the ease of a convenient transfer between the city of Victoria (on Vancouver Island) and the city of Vancouver as you board a comfortable motor coach at one of several accessible locations. Sit back, relax, and take in the beautiful vistas along the way. Select from one of several location options and spring onboard your motor coach. Be transported effortlessly to the Swartz Bay Ferry Terminal on Vancouver Island where you will embark upon a Ferry vessel to the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal in the city of Vancouver. Your 95-minute ferry trip will lead you across the Strait of Georgia on a scenic journey through the Gulf Islands. Be sure to keep your eyes peeled for various wildlife and admire the beautiful panoramas on route! Arrive at Tsawwassen terminal in Vancouver city, re-board the familiar motor coach, and be transported to your destination of choice. Select from the Vancouver bus depot or train station (Pacific Central Station), the Vancouver International Airport in Richmond, or a few select hotels in downtown Vancouver.

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4.8
(434 reviews)

The trip was fantastic and Justin was amazing and so knowledgeable and funny. The only thing that was not good were the people who did not listen to times we were required to be back on the bus. They did it the whole trip and were very inconsiderate, even talking very loud when Justin was trying to talk. It’s a shame Justin didn’t just leave them behind, I would have.

We had a perfect weather day and were able to view both Orca and Humpback whales! Briar and Ryan shared their knowledge and we had a small boatful of friendly people. Stayed upstairs for the length of trip. You'll enjoy.

Amazing! Great fun on the zodiak and soooo amazing to see whales up close! Would definitely do it again.

This was such a pleasant day! Senan was a great guide - he was very kind and kept us all in line lol!

Saw a momma humpback and her calf feeding for about 45 minutes. It was magical.