Experience beautiful and renowned Butchart Gardens, plus the quaint city of Victoria, British Columbia, on this all-day tour from Vancouver. Enjoy a relaxing, scenic seaplane ride through the picturesque Gulf Islands en route to Victoria, one of the oldest cities in the Pacific Northwest. Explore the seemingly endless array of floral displays at Butchart Gardens, then visit some of Victoria’s best places. This tour includes all transportation — including a speedboat return — and admission to Butchart Gardens.
Take a floatplane from Downtown Vancouver to Downtown Victoria over the spectacular Gulf Islands. Spend the day exploring the city and return to Vancouver in the evening directly from the Butchart Gardens by speed boat.
Victorians have a passion for gardens, golfing, and greenery — and for civility. British influence is reflected in the shops along Government Street. Hunt for linens, china, antiques, and woolens. Dozens of tearooms offer afternoon tea with cream puffs and dainty sandwiches.
The guide will provide a pick up from any accommodation in Vancouver, including hotels, private residences, and more, and transport guests on a spectacular float plane ride over the Gulf Islands to Victoria. Afterward, explore Victoria until about 3 pm, when the guide will lead the way to the famous Butchart Gardens. Entrance to the gardens is included in this ticket.
Then depart directly from the Gardens' private dock on a 2-hour, high-speed voyage to Vancouver. The 'Ocean Magic' is a modern, 62-foot aluminum express cruiser capable of traveling with stability and comfort at 30 knots an hour, carrying up to 74 passengers. The vessel features outdoor viewing areas, heated passenger seating areas, onboard washrooms, and a small snack selection.
Arrive back in Vancouver in time for dinner.