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The Ultimate Day Tour

Highlights / General details

Our 62' covered cruiser, the Ocean Magic, takes a breathtakingly beautiful route across Georgia Strait and through the Gulf Islands on an expedition to find marine mammals, from little Harbour Seals to the magnificent Killer Whales and Humpbacks that roam our waters. The whale watching tour concludes in Victoria’s Inner Harbour, where you will have time to explore the city and discover our neat shops, attractions and restaurants.

Shuttle buses will depart from downtown Victoria throughout the afternoon, to deliver you up to the world famous Butchart Gardens for a couple of hours of leisurely strolling and a chance to stop and smell the roses. That evening you will re-board the Ocean Magic at The Garden’s private dock, for a two hour sunset cruise back to beautiful Coal Harbour in Vancouver, just in time for dinner!

Do note that many people are so enchanted by the beauty of Victoria that they want to spend the night and return to Vancouver with us the next day. We are happy to recommend our partner hotels if you would like to make this a multi-day tour, so just ask our friendly agents about what kind of plans they can make for you.


Whale watching to Victoria; Fully guided shuttle from Victoria's Inner Harbour to Butchart Gardens; Admission to Butchart Gardens; 2-hour sunset cruise from Butchart Gardens to Vancouver.


Transportation to and from the departure location; Gratuities.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily, May - September; Departs at 8:30am. No tour departures on May 25.


Approximately 11 hours.

Hours of operation

Available: Daily, May - September; Departs at 8:30am. No tour departures on May 25.


Approximately 11 hours.


Departure point: 1601 Bayshore Drive (office located within the Westin Bayshore Hotel).


8:00am - Check in Vancouver office, 1601 Bayshore Drive.

9:00am - Ocean Magic departs.

1:00pm - Arrive in Victoria’s Inner Harbour.

1:00pm–3:00pm - Time to explore Victoria and catch a shuttle bus to Butchart Gardens (can be customized depending on shuttle bus taken).

3:00pm–5:00pm - Time in the gardens (can be customized depending on shuttle bus taken).

5:00pm - Meet at docks in Butchart Gardens (located within the Japanese Gardens).

5:15pm - Ocean Magic departs for Vancouver.

7:30pm - Ocean Magic arrives at Westin Bayshore Docks at Coal Harbour, Vancouver.


Children under the age of 4 are admitted free of charge.

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

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