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The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens, Victoria (Shuttle and Entry)

The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens, Victoria (Shuttle and Entry)

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The Butchart Gardens is one of Victoria’s top attractions, and during the Christmas holiday season it comes alive with twinkling lights and beautiful illuminations. On this small-group tour—limited to 14 people—begin with pickup at your downtown Victoria hotel and enjoy a festive visit to the world-famous gardens. Sing along to traditional carols through the Twelve Days of Christmas display and enjoy a Christmas to remember in Victoria.
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  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$64.10
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$64.10

Coach Transfer from Downtown Victoria to Downtown Vancouver

Coach Transfer from Downtown Victoria to Downtown Vancouver

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If you need to get from Victoria to Vancouver, enjoy a stress-free transfer that takes you from downtown Victoria to Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station. Relax aboard a comfortable coach during ferry terminal transfers, and enjoy the scenic BC Ferry ride across island-studded waterways and historic shipping channels. Multiple departure times are available to suit your schedule.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$57.36
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$57.36

Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight

Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight

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Enjoy swift travel and breathtaking views over British Columbia on this Victoria to Vancouver seaplane flight. Hop aboard your seaplane in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and take to the skies with your pilot. Enjoy panoramic views over local landmarks including Ogden Point, the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the BC Parliament Buildings. Soar over the Gulf Islands’ sandy beaches and dense forests, and look out for the mighty Lion’s Gate Bridge and Brockton Peninsula.
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  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$194.47
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$194.47

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Admire native marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your open-top boat in Victoria Harbour and cruise out into the rolling waves with your guide. Your vessel, a zodiac speedboat, is built with stability in mind and remains buoyant even in rough seas. Cruise through the Haro Straight to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch the water for sightings of humpback whales, minke whales and orcas breaching the waves, and learn of their life cycle and migration habits.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$99.33
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$99.33

Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

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Explore Victoria's history and culinary scene on this walking tour of the British Columbian city. Follow a guide to highlights such as the Parliament Buildings, the Inner Harbor Causeway, Trounce Alley, Bastion and Market squares, Fan Tan Alley, the Harmonious Gates of Interest, and the Victoria Public Market. Along the way, stop for between food tastings of craft beer, chocolate, tea, tapas, cheese, bread, olive oil, and other local products.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$51.71
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$51.71

Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides

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Trade your cruise ship for a whale-watching vessel on a 3-hour shore excursion from the port of Victoria. Travel into the open waters of the northern Pacific Ocean to spot native marine life including orcas, humpback whales, harbor seals and minke whales. Learn about British Columbia’s amazing aquatic ecosystems from onboard naturalist guides, who will help point out passing species along the way. It’s an exciting and educational voyage for the whole family!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.63
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$75.63

Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

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Go whale watching in Victoria on a 12-passenger boat that’s designed for seeking out whales and marine wildlife on Vancouver Island’s spectacular coast. With a heated cabin, onboard bathrooms, and outdoor viewing decks, this whale watching tour is a comfortable alternative to an open speedboat that still provides the maneuverability and personal experience of a small craft while searching for orcas, humpback whales, minke whales, seals, and more.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$96.03
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$96.03

Victoria Heritage Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Victoria Heritage Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

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The Canadian city of Victoria has a rich British colonial history dating back to the Victorian era, evident in its striking architecture and historic landmarks. Explore the city in style by traditional horse-drawn carriage, and take in sites of interest such as James Bay— one of Vancouver Island's oldest neighborhoods—and the Salish Sea waterfront. As your horse clops along, enjoy fine views over Victoria to the Olympic Mountain range beyond.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$98.74
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$98.74
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Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

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Head out into the Salish Sea from Nanaimo in search of the abundant wildlife who inhabit the area. Your guide is an experienced marine expert who will take the time to help you learn about the sea life around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This 3-4 hour tour takes you to the habitats of killer whales (orcas) humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and eagles.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$145.30
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$145.30

The Strait of Georgia Seaplane Tour from Nanaimo

The Strait of Georgia Seaplane Tour from Nanaimo

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Experience the majesty of Canada’s Sunshine Coast from the air with a 40-minute round-trip seaplane flight from Nanaimo. Take to the skies with a pilot and fly high over the Strait of Georgia. Enjoy panoramic views over the tiny islands dotting the waterway, and stop for up to four hours’ free time in the British Columbia town of Sechelt. Enjoy two take-offs and landings during your tour, and see the Sunshine Coast in a way many visitors miss.
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  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$175.26
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$175.26

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

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Marvel at the majesty of Canada’s marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$115.55
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$115.55

30-Minute Victoria Carriage Tour Including James Bay

30-Minute Victoria Carriage Tour Including James Bay

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Explore Victoria and take in top attractions in style on this 30-minute Victoria carriage tour including James Bay. Hop aboard your horse-drawn carriage and set off in comfort through the streets. Listen as your driver shares stories from Victoria’s colorful history, and admire famous sites such as the Parliament buildings, Emily Carr’s former residence and the beautiful Inner Harbor. Admire traditional house-fronts in James Bay, one of the West Coasts’ oldest districts, and enjoy fine ocean views along the Dallas Road waterfront as the Olympic Mountains rise in the distance.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$97.52
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$97.52
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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour

Historical Chinatown Walking Tour

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Delve into the colorful past of Canada’s oldest Chinatown, in Victoria, British Columbia. This guided walking tour will lead you through the streets and storied allies of the historic neighborhood, as your historian/guide tells you the fascinating, sometimes tragic tales of the people who helped build the city and shape Canada as well as modern China.
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  • 1 hour 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$16.76
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$16.76

Victoria Harbour: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Victoria Harbour: a Smartphone Audio Walking Tour

Listen to a tour guide through your smartphone as you discover this historical section of Vancouver and the Inner Harbour. On this easy to walk 4 km (one way) tour you'll see a variety of historical sites, music venues, artisan shops and marine living that make up the harbour section of the city. Highlights include Chinatown, Market Square, Waddington Alley, Inner Harbour, the Parliament Buildings, Fisherman's Wharf and much more! Live GPS map shows where you are and where to go next. As you get close, tour guide commentary will automatically play. The tour also comes with a fun location based trivia game. After the commentary plays, look at your device and tap your guess at the answer. Keep the professional tour guide experience, ditch the crowded tour groups, tight schedules and high prices. Enjoy anytime, not just on your booking date. Stop & start anywhere along route. Note: the number of travelers you select is the number of devices you can download the tour to.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$4.80
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$4.80

Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

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See whales and all manner of marine life in this whale watching expedition. From Nanaimo, head out in a 23-seater jet boat into the Salish Sea. Humpbacks and orcas can be found off the coast of Vancouver Island, as well as sea lions, porpoises, eagles and lots more. Your guide is seasoned mariner and wildlife expert who will answer any questions you have about what you see.
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  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$154.24
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$154.24

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

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Hit the waves with expert naturalists in search of Canadian sea-life on this whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Hop aboard your whale-watching boat and head out into the rolling seas with your guide. Gaze out over Victoria’s attractive coastline and watch the waves for sightings of graceful orcas. Listen as the two expert naturalists onboard explain the life cycles of the majestic creatures, and learn of their pivotal role near the top of the marine food chain. Enjoy fine views from the seating areas both inside and on-deck. 
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$75.63
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$75.63

Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

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Soar over downtown Victoria and surrounds on a thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight! Take to the skies right from the water and enjoy an unforgettable aerial perspective of the harbor, coastline, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains towering in the distance. With a maximum of five passengers, it’s an intimate, small-group ride navigated by an expert pilot.
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  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$100.04
Price varies by group size
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$100.04
Price varies by group size

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

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Come and meet the locals—the flippered, furred and feathered kind—on this guided 3.5-hour or more whale watching cruise with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Find out how you’re supporting a leader in ocean conservation, education, research and sustainability. Watch for seals, sea lions, otters and porpoises as well as bald eagles and an amazing assortment of marine birds. Hoping for something bigger? Whales are guaranteed or you come back for free! Hotel transport included.
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  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.01
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$125.01

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

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Set out on the Pacific Ocean off of Victoria, British Columbia, in search of whales on this half-day tour. Travel through the Haro Strait and the San Juan de Fuca Strait in search of Minke whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Ride in an-open top Zodiac boat, suitable for 12 passengers or fewer, to ensure up-close wildlife encounters and an intimate atmosphere.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.76
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$111.76

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

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Experience an up-close encounter with northern Pacific marine life on a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Victoria’s coast. Travel out into the open ocean aboard a comfortable, motorized boat to look for native species like humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions in their natural habitat. Learn about local marine ecology from a naturalist guide, and take in fantastic views of Vancouver Island in between animal sightings.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$103.24
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$103.24

Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

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Spin through downtown Victoria on two wheels and discover top city attractions with ease on this Victoria castles and neighborhoods bike tour. Hop onto your bike and follow your guide through the city streets. Learn of Victoria’s colorful past through its historic buildings, and explore districts including the Inner Harbour, Cook Street Village, and Chinatown. Enjoy fine views over the Dallas Road waterfront and admire the eery Craigdarroch Castle. Cycle through Moss Rock Park and Beacon Hill Park, and soak up the artistic atmosphere in leafy Fernwood.
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  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$48.02
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$48.02

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

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Share the waters with whales, orcas, and more on a wildlife watching tour. In addition to animal sightings, the aquatic adventure also offers great views of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, plus the Howe Sound. Stay warm inside the cabin, where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Your ticket comes with a whale sighting guarantee, with a free tour should you not spot any whales.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$125.19
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$125.19

Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel

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Hot drinks, certified marine biologists, and indoor and outdoor viewing areas set this Victoria whale watching tour apart from its competitors. Travel in luxury and style as you look out for whales in their natural environment in the one of the world's best whale-watching habitats in the Juan de Fuca and Haro Strait. Other sightings may include marine birds, seals, and sea lions, making this the ideal way to see more of the region's animal residents!
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$111.76
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$111.76

Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal

Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal

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Explore British Colombia’s Victoria by pedicab with a guide on this 3-hour tour of the city, including convenient pickup and drop-off at the cruise ship terminal. Travel through one of Victoria’s oldest neighborhood, James Bay, to one of its oldest grocers. Then pass through Beacon Hill Park, and see the peacocks there. Plus, catch a glimpse of the famous Empress Hotel.
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  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
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$117.55
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The Magic of Christmas at Butchart Gardens, Victoria (Shuttle and Entry)
"We were delighted with this experience. Having previously visited the gardens only during the summer months, we were thrilled with the displays and cheerfulness of this Christmas experience. Our shuttle driver gave us key tips on making the experience unforgettable."..."
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Coach Transfer from Downtown Victoria to Downtown Vancouver
"How convenient to get shuttled to the ferry, cross the water and get shuttled to your stop in an all- in-one experience!"..."
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Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight
"I had to reschedule the flight I spoke with somebody from Viator it went well and easy very thankful thanks guys"..."
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Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
"Our guide Rush was amazing. We saw 3 different groups of transient orcas and lots of seals. It was an incredible trip and worth every penny!"..."
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Victoria Guided Food and History Tour
"Andy is very knowledgeable about the great food Victoria has to offer, and also the history of the area. I highly recommend the tour. It was very entertaining and one of my best Victoria experiences!!"..."
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Victoria Shore Excursion: Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalist Guides
"When we saw the orca me and my daughter was so happy and also the captain was so great in finding them and showing us great details of the orca whales…"..."
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Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour
"Super friendly staff, are able to answer any and all questions you may have, go above and beyond to ensure you have a great experience!"..."
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Victoria Heritage Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour
"Was a nice sunny morning. Had a lovely horse & carriage ride. Learned about some history of the area."..."
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Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour
"My most memorable parts of this trip where definitely the time where we watched the whales and the boat drive (we had the seat in the front) which was pretty wet and cooled but still pretty cool 😁"..."
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The Strait of Georgia Seaplane Tour from Nanaimo
"While over from the UK on an Alaska cruise we just wanted to say we had been in a seaplane... so booked a return flight, had 30 mins in the pub before we returned to Nanaimo... Brilliant. A tick off my bucket list! Was a quick, simple boarding process, great pilot, thrilling take offs and landings and wonderful scenery! highly recommended"..."
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria
"It was a beautiful October day on the Sea. Nice to see the wild life. Very informative crew. Although a beautiful day it still was October, so best to bring layers."..."
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30-Minute Victoria Carriage Tour Including James Bay
"Our horse was absolutely magnificent. Our driver Nicole was so informative. Fun to be with. Total control of the horse the whole time. It was a fabulous experience."..."
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Historical Chinatown Walking Tour
"Great tour, which turned out to be private for my son and I only- very, very informative, funny, so patient in answering our many questions. Extra touches like meeting some of the shopkeepers added another layer of personal history that showed a lot of love and respect for not just the historic Chinatown, but the current residents, too."..."
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Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat
"The guide was very knowledgeable and we saw a number of humpback whales, sea lions, harbour seals, porpoise and birds. The trip definitely did not disappoint!"..."
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Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists
"It was evident that our guides were knowledgeable, educated, and loved what they were doing. Our experience was wonderful and relaxing and we saw things we never imagined. The ocean life is amazing and I have a new respect for the creatutes that live there. Thank you for this experiece."..."
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Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour
"Very exciting! My 5 year old screamed on take off and landing then exclaimed, “that was so fun!” Lol"..."
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Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise
"Great crew, determined and high Spirited to find whales and wildlife. We found a groups of orcas amd tracked them and observed them in there natural habitat. Then we observed bald eagles and a large groups of seals. Dress in layers out in the open ocean it’s frigid they provide great warm equipment. Thanks again Pete and Lily!!!"..."
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Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria
"An incredible experience. Adrian, our guide was the best. We got to follow a little group of orcas for a while. We saw humpback whale and seals as well. I couldn’t stop smiling. We learned a lot about humpbacks, seals and orcas. I totally recommend the tour."..."
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Victoria Whale Watch Tour
"Great crew, very knowledgeable and friendly., loved the different places you can sit and see. Great trip."..."
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Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour
"This was an excellent tour! We learned so much about the area and it’s history. We highly recommend!"..."
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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove
"Saw orcas and humpback whales. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a beautiful calm day"..."
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Victoria Whale Watching Tour on a Covered Vessel
"Everything was great saw lots of whales. The guides were great and the boat ride was fun. We saw two separate family groups. One with three very playful whales and another group that had at least 5 in the group."..."
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Pedicab Tour of Victoria from Cruise Ship Terminal
"Victoria is a charming city. Ryan was very informative and funny. He toured through the beautiful city park and knew all the plants names. Visited a fairy tree and teacup tree. He was great with the double cab. No curbs were rubbed or bumped over. Had a great time."..."

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