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Whale Watching & The Butchart Gardens

Highlights / General details

Explore the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of the majestic wildlife that floods the local waters here in the summer months. Take advantage of the opportunity to view several different species of whales in the wild as well as an assortment of sea birds and other species of marine wildlife from downtown Victoria en route to the Butchart Gardens private dock and entrance via Tod Inlet.

Enjoy at your leisure the Butchart Gardens with CVS return connections to Victoria departing the gardens regularly throughout the evening. Stay for dinner, the fireworks on Saturday evening or summer events!


Fully guided whale watching and wildlife viewing; VIP entrance into the Butchart Gardens by their private dock; Travel through inlets and bays not visited on other departures; Save time by combining whale watching and connections to the Butchart Gardens; Customize your return to Victoria with CVS connections; Travel in style on our brand new luxury catamaran the ‘Salish Sea Dream’.


Transportation to the departure location; Gratuities.

Hours of Operation

Available daily, May 27 - September 30, 2016. Departs at 1:45pm.

Whale watching Check in: Guests to check in at least 30 minutes prior to departure time, passenger boarding begins 15 minutes prior to departure.

Guided shuttle connection to the Butchart Gardens check-in 10-15 minutes prior to desired departure time.


Approximately 4+ hours.


Approximately 4+ hours.


Guests to check in at our Prince of Whales office located below the Visitors Information Centre, 101-812 Wharf Street, Victoria, Canada.

Guided shuttle connection to the Butchart Gardens departs with CVS at the bus depot at the entrance of the Butchart Gardens.


1:15pm - Departure from Victoria Inner Harbour.

4:15pm - Arrive at the Butchart Gardens private dock.

Customize: Enjoy your time at the gardens and return on any of the scheduled CVS departures. Connection takes approximately 35 minutes.

Additional Information

We recommend windbreaker jackets, sweaters, long pants and closed toed shoes be worn

by all passengers for their comfort.


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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