Victoria, B.C.
07/01/2020 12:00 AM
07/01/2020 12:00 AM
Enjoy a relaxing day of cruising along the Queen Charlotte Strait, a part of the Inside Passage from Washington to Alaska. View the beauty of the Broughton Archipelago with its variety of marine mammals, including orcas, harbor seals, and sea lions. In the evening, enjoy our award-winning onboard enrichment programs presented by the area's finest historians, naturalists, and entertainers.

Optional Private Excursions available for purchase

Avoid the crowds and hustle and bustle associated with a group activity. For a memorable trip ashore, we invite you to consider a private shore excursion. Enjoy the undivided attention of your own driver/guide and the flexibility of experiencing the aspects of the local culture that most interest you. Below are just some samples of the private shore excursions we can arrange for you. Give us a call or email us. Let us personalize your experience!

Victoria: Private Whale Watching Zodiac Tour - (4 hours)
Highlights:
The waters near Victoria are home to more than 75 orcas (killer whales) in three major “families” known as J, K, and L pods. These are some of the most studied whales in the world—each has been named, and can be identified by the shape and markings on its large dorsal fin. On this private tour, which will see you spend approximately three hours on the water, you will suit up in waterproof slickers and travel by Zodiac to view these magnificent creatures as they swim and feed near the boat. You will have a chart to allow you to identify by name the specific whales you are viewing. Seeing these magnificent marine mammals up close and personal is an experience you will never forget!

Tour can operate:
Anytime while in port.
 
Inclusions:
All transportation and waterproof cruiser suits.
 
Not Included:
Anything not listed as included.
 
Victoria: Private Victoria & Butchart Gardens Sightseeing - (5 hours)
Highlights:
This sightseeing tour of the “City of Blooms” begins with a pick-up from your cruise ship in Victoria. You will be met by your guide and driver and enjoy a privately guided tour through the city center. Cruise around the harbor and along Government Street, dotted with independent boutique and gift shops. After leaving downtown, you’ll travel 30-minutes to the 50-acre horticultural showplace that is Butchart Gardens. Stroll through the Sunken Garden, the English Rose Garden, and the Japanese and Italian Gardens. On your return to your cruise ship, your route may include some or all of the following: the scenic Dallas Road drive and several points of interest, including Mount Tolmie, Beacon Hill Park, Government House, Mile 0, and the Legislative Buildings.

Tour can operate:
Anytime while in port.
 
Inclusions:
Roundtrip transfers in Victoria, vehicle, driver, and guide for 5-hour tour of Victoria, Butchart Gardens admission, and driver and guide gratuities.

Note: Butchart Gardens is self guided; your guide will join you inside the gardens but is unable to provide a guided tour.


Not Included:
Anything not listed as included.

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