New Season, New Brochure!

Starting October 1st, 2019 find our new Winter brochure at a nearby hotel or partnered attraction. Inside you will find Hop-On, Hop-Off route and stop updates, seasonal guided tours and more!

GUIDED TOUR

Victoria + Butchart Gardens with Harbour Air Seaplane Return

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ADULT

from C$421

CHILD

from C$217

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About This Tour

Victoria + Butchart Gardens with Harbour Air Seaplane Return

Looking for more adventure on your trip to Victoria?  Enjoy a scenic day tour from Vancouver to Victoria with a thrilling float plane back to downtown Vancouver!

The Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour starts with a 90-minute cruise aboard BC Ferries, and just gets better. With scenery so jaw-dropping you won’t want to blink, relax and enjoy the voyage across the Georgia Strait and through the Gulf Islands. From exploring the Inner Harbour of BC’s capital city of Victoria–named after British monarch Queen Victoria–to Butchart Gardens, 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured beauty, this tour delivers a royally spectacular day-trip to remember.

After a day in Victoria, fly home on a Harbour Air Seaplane! Enjoy a 35-minute flight in a float plane from Victoria to Vancouver. Fly like the local sea birds and view the surrounding islands, sailing ferries and the cities of Victoria and Vancouver from the air!

For more information on our full Victoria + Butchart Gardens Tour, please click here.

*A valid piece of Government ID is required for the Harbour Air check-in.

EXPLORATION STOPS

Next stop: Adventure! Step off the bus, stretch your legs, and explore at your own pace. We've created our itinerary to give you the perfect amount of time at each unforgettable stop! Not sure where to start? Our guides are always happy to show you their favourite hidden gems!

The Butchart Gardens

Of the many highlights of our Victoria + Burchart Gardens tour, this Vancouver Island treasure is nothing short of a true pleasure. The Butchart Gardens showcases 22 breathtaking hectares (55 acres) of meticulously manicured gardens, many having been established over a century ago. The variety is endless as you meander through the trails to the original Sunken Garden, the Japanese Garden and the prize-winning Rose Garden. From greenhouse tours and guided walks, to music festivals and afternoon tea, the Butchart Gardens are a magical experience sure to delight all of your senses.

Victoria Inner Harbour

Ahh, Victoria. A beautiful, oceanside city that combines rich history, stunning natural beauty, and a wide breadth of culture that will melt your stresses away. Become aquainted with a drive through the inner city along Government Street and North America's second oldest Chinatown. Stretch your legs on the boardwalk at Victoria's Inner Harbour under the majestic Parliament Buildings and the Empress Hotel. If the timing is right you could be rewarded with one of the many festivals hosted at the Inner Harbour, or dazzled during the Christmas season by the thousands of lights that shine to celebrate the holidays.

TOUR HIGHLIGHTS

Each of our tours shine a spotlight on the region's most iconic landmarks, neighbourhoods, and culture — all with live narration from our expert guides. Don't forget your camera! Our oversized, tinted windows are designed for sightseeing so you won’t miss a thing!

BC Ferries

A floating kaleidoscope of breathtaking scenery, BC Ferries delivers 90 minutes of “wow” to and from Vancouver Island on our Victoria + Butchart Gardens tours. Take a seat and enjoy the voyage across Juan de Fuca Strait and through the Gulf Islands. Or step outside for a closer look and some fresh, salty sea air. Don’t be surprised if you see seals and maybe even a private porpoise or whale show. Onboard amenities include a self-serve restaurant and kid’s entertainment area.

Harbour Air

Enjoy the convenience of flight with breathtaking views on British Columbia's coastal mountains and skylines!  The bird's eye view from the air are nothing but spectacular, ranging from snow-capped peaks, sailboats and ferries gliding silently below, and beautiful vistas of the Gulf Islands and harbours.   
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Prices include attraction admission and taxes. Gratuity is optional and is not included in the price. If you feel our staff have gone above and beyond your expectations, gratuity will be greatly appreciated.

ADULT

From

C$421

CHILD

From

C$217

Frequently Asked Questions

General FAQ

How long will we spend on BC Ferries?
It takes about 90 minutes on the BC Ferries to reach Vancouver Island from the Tsawwassen Ferry Terminal. Onboard amenities include a self-serve restaurant, kid’s entertainment area and washrooms.
How much free time will we have in Victoria?
Depending on the season, during the Spring and Summer tour guest will have approximately 2-2.5 hours of free time. During the Winter season, guests will have approximately 1.5 hours of free time in Victoria.
How much time will we spend at Butchart Gardens?
You will have approximately 1.5-2 hours of free time in the Butchart Gardens depending on the departure time, with the 8:30 departure offering the most time at the gardens.
What can I do during my free time in Victoria?
Enjoy the quaint charm of the shops, cafes, restaurants, and galleries that fill Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Sip a festive afternoon tea at the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel or explore the spectacular provincial parliament buildings. Ask your Guide for recommendations to help you create your perfect day in Victoria.
What can I see at the Victoria Inner Harbour?
Explore the BC Parliament buildings, the wall of Provincial Shields and Coats of Armor, the historic Fairmont Empress Hotel, the Royal BC Museum, or simply watch the incoming ships!
Are children allowed to travel by themselves?

No, at least 1 adult must book and travel with any children under the age of 12.

Do you allow pets on the bus?
With the exception of registered service dogs, no pets are allowed on board.
Are the tours wheelchair accessible?

Unfortunately, we are unable to accommodate motorized scooters/wheelchairs or folding wheelchairs, walkers or strollers on our Hop-On, Hop-Off buses due to limited storage capacity and provincial laws prohibiting luggage and other items which are not securely or properly stored onboard.

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing can offer folding wheelchair, walker and stroller accessible buses on our Guided Tours.  We cannot accommodate motorized scooters/wheelchairs on any of our buses. Please check with our Contact Centre for the availability of a wheelchair accessible bus before confirming your tour by calling 604-451-1600 or at info@westcoastsightseeing.com.

For guests who were looking forward to our Hop-On, Hop-Off Sightseeing experience, we are happy to offer a special rate of $69 per person to our City + Lookout tour guided tour for the entire group. Please contact our Contact Centre to check availability.

We are not able to accept any type of motorized scooters/wheelchairs on our buses.

How do we pay for tours and attractions?

Gray Line Westcoast Sightseeing accepts payment with VISA, Mastercard and American Express. Direct Debit is currently not available.

Tickets purchased through WeChat or Alipay will not be accepted.