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Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens

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Departure Point
812 Wharf St, Victoria, BC V8W 1T3, Canada
Duration
4–7 hours
Return Details
Returns to original departure point
Inclusions
  • Naturalist guide
  • Whale-watching cruise
  • Round-trip shuttle transfers from downtown Victoria to the Butchart Gardens
  • Lifetime Whale Sightings Guarantee * If you come out on one of our tours and do not see a whale, you are invited to join us on another tour free of charge! This offer does not expire
  • Entry/Admission - The Butchart Gardens
Exclusions
  • Hotel pickup and drop-off
  • Gratuities
  • Food and drink
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Additional Info
  • Operates in all weather conditions; please dress appropriately
Cancellation Policy
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
56Reviews
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sctmster wrote a review Oct 2019
315 contributions128 helpful votes
This is a well run operation. The crew are knowledgeable. Butchart gardens are very nice. As a bonus there was a concert on the grounds in the evening. Whale watching is apparently hit or miss. Also by law you cannot get very close to the whale. (we saw one at a distance.
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Date of experience: August 2019
Response from Bryttni_POW, Marketing at Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens
Responded 31 Oct 2019
Hello sctmster, Thank you for your review! We are glad that you enjoyed your tour with our knowledgeable crew, and your time at the beautiful Butchart Gardens! The concert sounds like an awesome added bonus :) Due to the nature of the industry the wildlife sightings are always different, and we never know what we will see. We adhere to the Whale Wise laws and stay a minimum of 200 meters away from the whales for their well-being and safety. This way we can ensure the continued success of the animals and be able to educate people from around the world for years to come! We hope to see you again in the future - perhaps next time there will be more whales around!
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JenniAnne wrote a review Sep 2019
18 contributions
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Definitely worth the money! Spend lots of time looking for whales, then off to see sea lions and birds ... finally getting to the gardens and coming in the back door with umbrellas waiting! Bus ride back was super easy as well ... friendly staff
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Hello Jenni, Thank you so much for taking the time to leave us a review! We really appreciate this and are so happy that you enjoyed your whale watching experience with us. Thank you also for your great feedback regarding our staff members. They work very hard to ensure our guest receive an enjoyable and educational tour with us. We would love to have to have you join us on another tour in future!
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TommyDE76 wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
Nice people working there and the whale watching was okay. A little bad lock because of the wether and the fog. Just saw one whale but that one four times.
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens
Responded 23 Sep 2019
Hello Tommy, Thank you for taking the time to share your experience with us. Sorry to hear that the weather and fog was a little on the poor side but we are pleased that you still got to encounter a whale. We really appreciate your feedback regarding our staff too! We hope to see you on another adventure in future :)
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Anthony Querin wrote a review Sep 2019
10 contributions
+6
I’ll never forget today. From the sighting of the hump back whales, in a synchronized ballet, to seeing the killer whale right beside our boat. The wildlife on the pacific ocean was incredible and a day my wife and i will never forget. The Captain Anthony did an amazing job
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens
Responded 9 Sep 2019
Hello, Wow - it sounds like you had a very special encounter with the Orcas! We are so pleased you really enjoyed this whale watching adventure with us. Thank you also for your great feedback about our staff. They are very passionate about sharing their knowledge with our guests and certainly have a wealth of information when it comes to whale and marine wildlife! We would love to have you join us on another trip again the next time you are in Vancouver!
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Emily B wrote a review Sep 2019
1 contribution
We, a party of three adults from the UK, travelled on the Ultimate Day Tour to Victoria on 3rd September. Our crew of Anthony, Sandy, James and Amy were absolutely fantastic and so knowledgeable about the wildlife and local area! We were lucky to enough to see four humpback
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Date of experience: September 2019
Response from Maureen K, Communications Coordinator at Whale Watching & Butchart Gardens
Responded 3 Sep 2019
Hello Emily, Thank you so much for sharing your experience with us. How wonderful that you really enjoyed your whale watching experience with us. We are so pleased to hear this! So great to hear that you enjoyed your visit to the Butchart Gardens too! They gardens are certainly very stunning. Thank you once again for your fantastic feedback and we hope to have you join us on another tour in future.
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About the operator
By: Prince of Whales Whale Watching
MHN
Vancouver, Canada
55
Still inspired
I came solo a few months back but I promised myself I would write a review because I had a Fabulous Whale
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Chris M
10
Best Whale Watching Experience
Great staff who are very knowledgable and obviously care a lot about the conservation of the wild life and that
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Patrick W
10
Get One Whale, Get Two Free!
The whale watching was amazing f, we thought we'd only see some humpbacks but we also were luckily enough to see
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bmramon
Vancouver, Canada
32
What an experience!!
This was the experience of a lifetime! We saw several pods of difference species, and my most favorite part was
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Russ C
10
A fantastic winter day trip
I am a local but this was my first time taking a tour from the inner harbour. I was definitely not disappointed!
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Lora18
United States
16461
Wonderful tour
Had a wonderful time looking for whales near Victoria. Plenty of orcas, a humpback, sea lions, and birds. The
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Heather H
Orange, California
10
Spy hopping orcas!
We had an amazing time with the Zodiac Boat tour on 12/30/19. Our skipper was knowledgeable and experienced, and
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Explore726192
10
Awesome, Family-orietated sea adventure in December!
An exciting sea cruise in a 12 seater Zodiac with cushioned seats & 400 horsepower outboard engines sped us along
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CaryHofmann
Colmar, France
51
What an awesome experience!
What an awesome experience! Thank you for a brilliant day out on your magnificent new boat. We were lucky with the
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Michael H
10
Unbelievable day!
Stunning weather, whales galore( over 20 sightings), a truly memorable adventure, extremely knowledgeable staff,
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Key Details
  • The Butchart Gardens, Prince of Whales Whale Watching
  • Duration: 4–7 hours
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  • Free Cancellation up to 24 hours in advance
  • Languages Offered: English
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