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Whale Watching & The Butchart Gardens

Highlights / General details

With the Victoria Whales and Garden Tour, Prince of Whales takes care of the scheduling and makes this trip a fun and exciting possibility.The tour departs from downtown Victoria and, after whale watching in the protected waters of Haro and Juan de Fuca Strait, arrives in the secluded Tod inlet at the Butchart Gardens private dock. Shuttle buses leave from the Gardens to Victoria throughout the evening, giving you the freedom to choose whenever you want to leave and return home.

Butchart Gardens:

The Butchart Gardens is one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. Jennie Butchart began to shape this magnificent landscape in 1904. She established, in the style of the grand estates of the period, several distinct gardens to evoke a range of aesthetic experiences. An abandoned limestone quarry was transformed into the dramatic Sunken Garden, a reflection of the early 20th-century beautification movement and an exceptional achievement in Canadian gardening history. Through successive generations of the Butchart family, The Gardens has retained much of its original design, and continues the Victorian tradition of seasonally changing the outstanding floral displays.


Whale watching cruise; Admission to Butchart Gardens; Fully guided shuttle from Butchart Gardens to Victoria's inner habour.


Transportation to the departure location; Gratuities.

Hours of Operation

Available: Daily, May 22 - September 22, 2015.

Check in at 1:15pm, Departs at 1:45pm.

Shuttle bus departs Butchart Gardens to downtown at 6:15pm, 8:30pm or 10:00pm.

No tour departures on May 25.


Approximately 5.5 hours.


Approximately 5.5 hours.


Departure point: Prince of Whales, 101-812 Wharf Street, Victoria, Canada.


1:15pm - Check in at Victoria Office, 812 Wharf Street.

1:45pm - Ocean Magic departs.

4:45pm - Arrive at Butchart Gardens private dock.

Time in the Gardens.

Shuttle Bus Return Options:

May 22–June 14 - 6:15pm.

June 15–August 31 - 6:15pm, 8:30pm and 10:00pm*.

September 1–15 - 6:15pm, 8:30pm.

September 16–20 - 6:15pm.

*10:00pm Departure subject to change on Saturday nights; it will vary depending on when the Fireworks finish.


Complete information, including local telephone numbers at your destination, will be included on your Confirmation Voucher.

**All information requested must be supplied or booking is subject to automatic cancellation**

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