Whale Watching with Butchart Gardens and Butterfly Gardens from Victoria
After an exhilarating 3 hour whale watching adventure on either a covered vessel or zodiac, grab a CVS shuttle to The Butterfly Gardens. Stroll through this warm, humid wonderland filled with plants native to tropical rainforest environments. Walk the trails past organic vanilla beans growing on the vine, papaya trees, coffee plants, ginger and other organically grown foods of the world.
Next stop, the Butchart Gardens! Over a century ago, Jennie Butchart began building what is now one of the world’s premier floral show gardens. We invite you to take a walk through the beautifully manicured grounds laced with stone pathways and trickling streams. The gardens change dramatically from season to season, and offers activities for everyone, from greenhouse tours to a living fossil walk, ice skating, dining and more.Stop At:
• Orca Spirit Adventures, 146 Kingston St Marina Level, Coast Harbourside Hotel, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1V4 Canada
"Confirmation will be received at time of booking"
"Operates rain or shine, please dress appropriately"
"Please note: the zodiac inflatable boat does have an age restriction of at least 6 years of age"
"Near public transportation"
"Most travelers can participate"
"This experience requires good weather. If it’s canceled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund"
"This tour/activity will have a maximum of 20 travelers"
Hora de Inicio:
Duración: 8 Hours
Lugar de comienzo:
146 Kingston St, Victoria, BC V8V 1V4, Canada
Traveler pickup is offered
To request a shuttle pick up from your downtown Victoria Hotel, please call our office 24 hours prior to your tour departure.
Departure times from the Fairmont Empress to Butchart Gardens vary throughout the year:
January 1 - 6: 4:00pm, 6:00pm
January 7 - February 12: Closed
February 13 - March 31: 12:00pm
April 1 - 30: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
May 1 - 30: 9:00am, 1:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
June 1 - September 15: 9:00am, 1:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 7:00pm
September 16 - 30: 9:00am, 1:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm
October 1 - 31: 10:00am, 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm
November 1 - 30: 12:00pm
December: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm
Departure times from the Butchart Gardens:
January 1 - 6: 7:00pm, 9:00pm
January 7 - February 12: Closed
February 13 - March 31: 3:00pm
April 1 - 30: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
May 1 - 30: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
June 1 - September 15: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm, 8:00pm, 10:00pm (On Fireworks Saturday nights: If the fireworks end after 10:00pm, the last shuttle to downtown will depart 15 minutes after the fireworks are over)
September 16 - 30: 11:00am, 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm, 6:00pm
October 1 - 31: 12:00pm, 1:00pm, 2:00pm, 3:00pm, 4:00pm, 5:00pm
November 1 - 30: 3:00pm
December: 2:00pm, 4:00pm, 6:00pm (No stop at Butterfly Gardens this month and no service December 25)
Butterfly Gardens Hours of Operation
March 9 – June 30: 10am to 4pm
July 1 – August 31: 9:30am to 5:00pm
September 1 – September 29: 10:00am to 4:00pm
September 30 – March 8: 10am to 3:00pm
Cancelaciones y devoluciones:
For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.