Your action-packed day begins from downtown Vancouver. Make your own way to the meeting point in the morning, meet your naturalist guide and board the 60-foot (18-meter) boat for an exciting wildlife-spotting expedition. Aside from magnificent orcas and humpback whales, you may also see seals, sea lions, and sea otters.
Leave behind the bustle of Vancouver for the dramatic beauty of the Straight of Georgia. Enjoy hours of stunning views of the Gulf Islands, snow-capped mountains and verdant coastline before landing in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. From there, you have the afternoon to explore British Columbia’s capital!
Perhaps start with a self-guided tour of the city, exploring Victoria’s central neighborhoods and parks, browsing independent boutiques, and visiting landmarks like the Royal British Columbia Museum. When you’re ready, hop aboard the complimentary scheduled shuttle from downtown to the world-famous Butchart Gardens—a National Historic Site of Canada. Take time to explore flower-lined paths, discover the many themed gardens and admire the remarkable landscaping. Pop into one of the garden cafes for a cup of tea or lunch (own expense).
After your tour, head to the garden’s private dock for your sunset cruise to Vancouver.