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Heritage Sailing Adventures

Embark on a tall ship adventure.

Experience a unique traditional sailing adventure along The Natural Coast ® of the Pacific Northwest. Our trips are relaxing, adventurous, and hands on, whichever you choose. We make sure the crew brings a wealth of knowledge to each trip. They are skillful individuals having common interests with you in mind.

The sailing vessel Duen is certified yearly by Transport Canada. Individual booking is possible, confirmed departure with 7 – 24 Passengers.

Departing from Victoria’s Inner Harbour

Join us aboard the heritage sailing vessel THE DUEN as we gently make our way out into the Salish Sea in safety and comfort. Our mission is to offer fun, accessible, and eco-friendly adventures for all ages and abilities that surpass your expectations.

We treat our guests as friends who have come to share our lifestyle and ensure you feel safe, comfortable and welcome.

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An Amazing 3-hour Sail!

All ages and abilities welcome aboard..

Experience life aboard a tall ship as we motor out of the harbour, haul the sails and set our course for adventure.

Departs at 10 am & 2 pm Adult: $135 per person plus tx

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Evening Cruise

Catch the setting sun and victoria’s skyline.

An evening tour of the inner and outer harbour. Relax and enjoy a gentle cruise on board our beautiful heritage vessel.

Departing between 6:00 - 7:30 pm Adult: $115 per person plus tx

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Private Gatherings

From team building to private gatherings.

We offer a variety of private parties for groups of up to twenty-four, as well as networking and corporate team building opportunities.

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 Learn to Sail with Blackfish Sailing Adventures

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Sail Victoria, the Gulf Islands and the Salish Sea!

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Blackfish Sailing Adventures is an accredited sailing school with Sail Canada (CYA) offering sail training courses, day sails and skippered sailing charters around Victoria and adjoining Gulf Islands. We cruise as far north on Vancouver Island as Desolation Sound. If you are looking to combine a vacation featuring pristine waters and beautiful natural settings, while also improving your cruising skills, here are some great options:

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Choose either a half day or a full day on the water.  We depart from Oak Bay which is a scenic 10 minute drive from downtown Victoria.  Experience great sailing among idyllic islands set against a backdrop of soaring mountain peaks. A memorable day for seasoned sailors and novices alike.

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A Sail Canada (CYA) cruising course is recognized the world over and provides you with the basic skills you will need to begin cruising.  With some additional navigational training and experience, you should have the ability to cruise or charter a boat anywhere in the world.

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Do you want to familiarize yourself with sailing, develop some sailing skills, or find out the kind of boat you should buy?  Join us for a Customized Sailing Adventure through the islands and discover the pleasures of coastal cruising.

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Live-aboard courses: – – 5 – 7 day Cruise-and-Learns (all levels) – – Mileage and Skill Builder Cruises – – Customized live-aboard courses

Day courses (non-live-aboard): – – One day Introduction to Sailing – – Two day Competent Crew Course – – Three day Skipper Training Course

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  • Ashley and I had so much fun sailing with Gary on Sunday. Thank you so much for helping me plan the trip and for being so accommodating. The boat was beautiful; Gary was an extraordinary teacher and captain; and the cake was delicious! We’re now addicted to sailing and British Columbia. John Just wanted to say thanks for the fabulous sailing experience. Gary was absolutely fabulous!!! Everyone immensely enjoyed the sailing experience and will definitely recommend your company to anyone wanting to experience sailing. Jaime
  • We had a terrific time. Gary is a superb instructor. He impressed the pants off of the two of our number who have taken sailing lessons in Hawaii and British Virgin Islands; and he earned a position in my evaluation of instructors based on more years in university than I care to recount. Dr.Dennis Galon, MEd, PhD Today Tim and Riley had an awesome time sailing with Gary. He was a wealth of interesting knowledge and gave everyone ample opportunities for hands on experiences. This was Riley's first experience sailing and definitely not his last. Gary, Many thanks for a wonderful birthday present for Tim and a great father/son outing for both of them. They would highly recommend this day of sailing. Glenda

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THE BEST Victoria Boat Tours

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  • Nature & Wildlife Tours
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1. Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour

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2. Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour

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3. Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria

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4. Hot Tub Boat Victoria

Keep the fun going with other experiences in the area.

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Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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Granite Falls Zodiac Tour by Vancouver Water Adventures

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Vancouver City and Seals Scenic Boat Tour by Vancouver Water Adventures

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Cowichan Bay Half Day Whale & Wildlife Adventure

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Nanaimo Whale Watching in a Semi-Covered Boat

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Sea Vancouver City and Harbour Tour

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Sea Vancouver City and Waterfall Tour

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Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Vancouver

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Bowen Island Dinner and Zodiac Boat Tour by Vancouver Water Adventures

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Nothing quite compares to watching a thirty-foot killer whale launch its twenty thousand pound body into the air before sliding gracefully back to the ocean depths with a slap of its tail. Experience BC’s enchanting marine wildlife on a Victoria whale watching tour or a Port Renfrew whale watching tour. You’ll have the chance to see orcas, porpoises, sea lions, humpback whales, bald eagles and more, while respecting the natural environment along the spectacular coastline of Vancouver Island.

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From luxury yachts to wind-in-your-hair zodiacs, we operate Victoria’s biggest fleet of fully equipped and certified vessels.

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FREE DOWNTOWN HOTEL SHUTTLE SERVICE

Hop on our courtesy shuttle for a short trip from your downtown Victoria hotel to our dock and back.

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The trip lasts about 3 hrs – and it is awesome!! The staff is extremely knowledgeable and attentive. We saw orca and humpback whales – an amazing experience. This is an extremely professional organization with a group of very professional staff. Having sponsored a whale for many many years it was, for me, a dream come true – an experience that will stay with me for the rest of my life – thank you Orca Spirit Adventures.

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5 Best Victoria Tours from Vancouver: Epic Day Tours & 2 Day Trips

The best Victoria tours from Vancouver provide visitors with the perfect opportunity to explore the jewel in Vancouver Island’s crown.

So, if you’re planning a trip to Vancouver and wondering if it’s possible to visit Victoria, too – we’ve got some great options for you.

Here’s my list of the top Vancouver to Victoria tours on the market.

⚠️ Warning ⚠️ – Especially during high season, Victoria tours from Vancouver sell out quickly. Guarantee your tickets by booking in the Vancouver sightseeing shop at Viator . It also helps us get one step closer to doing Vancouver Planner for a living ?

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Vancouver to Victoria Tours: The Logistics

Victoria is a charming city that perfectly blends the area’s natural beauty with interesting history, culture, and a sense of adventure. And the best part?

This picturesque harbour city is located just 107 kilometres (76 miles) southwest of Vancouver

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That said if you’ve got time constraints, that pesky Salish Sea stands in the way to complicate matters.

To avoid this, you can select from a wide range of Vancouver to Victoria tour packages that up the convenience factor.

You can visit Butchart Gardens, take a Victoria whale watching tour , or take an in-depth tour of the heart of the city.

The Best Victoria Tours from Vancouver

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Overnight Victoria & Butchart Gardens Tour – Best 2-Day Victoria Tour from Vancouver

Departure Point: Hotel pickup | Duration: 48 hours | Price: From CAD $560.67

These fantastic tours from Vancouver to Victoria include an overnight stay, which is a fantastic way to truly discover the city.

You’ll kick it off on the Vancouver to Victoria ferry , where you can soak up the gorgeous scenery and maybe even spot a few whales frolicking in the Salish Sea.

After arriving in Victoria, you’ll check out the famous Butchart Gardens – admission is included in the package. You’ll quickly see why this Victoria botanical wonderland attracts more than a million visitors per year.

Afterward, you’ll get a guided sightseeing tour of Victoria before heading to your comfy 4-star hotel in the heart of the city. The best part is you’ll have 24 hours to do whatever you like – so you’re not locked into a rigid schedule.

You’ll end the Vancouver to Victoria tour the next day with a scenic floatplane ride back home .

  • Selected hotel pick up/drop off in Vancouver (locals: you’ll meet them at Canada Place)
  • Transport and ferry ticket to Victoria
  • Admission to Butchart Gardens
  • 1-night stay in Victoria at the Inn at Laurel Point
  • Scenic floatplane ride from Victoria back to Vancouver

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Related: Butchart Gardens: Victoria’s Floral Paradise

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Victoria Day Trip + Butchart Gardens – Cheapest Vancouver to Victoria Tour

Departure Point: Hotel pickup/drop off | Duration: 13 hours | Price: From CAD $263.93

Looking to explore Butchart Gardens but don’t have two days to spare? Not to worry.

You’ll start this Butchart Gardens and Victoria Day tour in style, taking in the stunning waterways and mountains en route to British Columbia’s capital via ferry.

Once you arrive in Victoria, you’ll visit the world-famous Butchart Gardens, a nature lover’s paradise spanning 55 acres (22 hectares).

But that’s not all! This Victoria tour from Vancouver also gives you the best of both worlds: a mini-guided coach tour along the way to learn the history + time to explore on your own.

  • Select downtown Vancouver hotel pickup/drop off (locals: head to the Westin Bayshore)
  • Round-trip ferry tickets to/from Victoria
  • Butchart Gardens admission
  • Free time to explore Victoria’s city centre

Related: 3 Epic Butchart Gardens Tours from Vancouver

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Seaplane and Ferry Tour – Top Vancouver to Victoria Tour for Discovering the City

Departure Point: 1055 Canada Pl. | Duration: 12 hours | Price: From CAD $383.18

This exciting trip to Victoria from Vancouver begins with a thrilling journey across the Salish Sea by floatplane. The best part? The Vancouver to Victoria seaplane departs just steps from most of Vancouver’s best hotels .

On this Victoria one-day tour from Vancouver, you can sit back, relax, and soak up the lovely aerial views across the water.

Once you get there, you can start checking off the best things to do in Victoria in a self-guided manner. This is optimal for people looking for speed and independence .

You may even want to consider boarding the Victoria hop-on hop-off bus to cover more ground.

Once you’re done exploring, you’ll board a coach to Swartz Bay Terminal for the ferry ride back to Vancouver .

This Victoria Day tour from Vancouver i ncludes:

  • 35-minute seaplane flight from Vancouver to Victoria
  • 7 hours to explore Victoria on your own
  • Coach and ferry tickets back to Vancouver

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Seaplane & Butchart Gardens Admission – Best Victoria Tour from Vancouver for Convenience

Departure Point: 1055 Canada Pl. | Duration: 1 day | Price: From CAD $572.14

Looking to combine a visit to Butchart Gardens with the same exciting seaplane adventure?

This round-trip seaplane flight package will take you straight to Victoria’s Inner Harbour in just 35 minutes.

You’ll have plenty of free time to explore this charming city, soaking up all its beauty and culture .

It also includes a shuttle bus and admission to Butchart Gardens .

This is a great option for people looking for less travel time and more time to spend in the city .

This tour to Victoria from Vancouver includes :

  • Round-trip floatplane flight between Vancouver and Victoria
  • Shuttle to and from Butchart Gardens
  • Free time to explore the Victoria Inner Harbour

Related: Finding the Best Vancouver Seaplane Tour

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Seaplane + Whale-Watching Cruise – Top Vancouver Victoria Tour Package for Nature Lovers

Departure Point: 1055 Canada Pl. | Duration: 10 hours | Price: From CAD $603.63

If you’re deciding on one of our Vancouver to Victoria tours, a whale-watching excursion is one way to add a bit of that wow factor.

The travel here is super easy, with a super scenic seaplane to Victoria.

Once you arrive in Victoria, it’s time to set off on an exciting cruise through the Haro Strait . It’s the native home to killer whales, sea lions, and seals .

It’s a rare opportunity to see these amazing creatures up close and in their natural habitat.

Included in this Vancouver Victoria tour:

  • Return seaplane flights between Vancouver and Victoria
  • A ticket aboard a Victoria Whale Watching Tour
  • The chance to get up close and personal with orcas, humpbacks and gray whales

Related: The Best Vancouver Whale-Watching Tours

How to Book Vancouver Victoria Tour Packages

Or recommended method to book your Vancouver to Victoria tour package is through the website of our partners at Viator.

In order to book, follow the easy steps below:

  • Visit the Viator Vancouver to Victoria tours page or click the buttons in this article.
  • Select your desired date of travel and the number of travellers.
  • Check the availability of your Vancouver day trip to Victoria with the green button on your right.
  • If required, pick your departure time and proceed to payment using your method of choice.
  • You can choose to pay now or reserve and pay later. You’re locking in the lowest price guarantee for each tour and getting free cancellation up to 24 hours prior to departure .

Why Book Tours to Victoria from Vancouver with Viator?

Since starting this Vancouver tourism resource, I’ve had the opportunity to partner with a myriad of different providers.

For each Victoria tour package from Vancouver, I’ve opted to go with Viator for the following reasons:

  • They offer the largest variety of Vancouver to Victoria tours .
  • As part of the Trip Advisor family, they offer over 300,000 different attractions across the globe .
  • You can search through millions of reviews to find the package that works best for you.
  • You’ll receive free cancellation and book now/pay later options for the utmost flexibility.
  • They offer a low price guarantee to ensure you get the best rate.

Vancouver to Victoria Tours FAQ

Are there tours between victoria and vancouver.

Yes, there are multiple Victoria tours from Vancouver, including day tours, Butchart Gardens day tours, overnight tours, 2-day tours, and whale-watching tours.

How much is a tour from Vancouver to Victoria?

The cheapest tour from Vancouver to Victoria is $263.93 for the day trip to Butchart Gardens, which includes a couple of hours to explore Victoria on your own. The typical Vancouver Victoria tour costs around $350.00.

Are there Vancouver bus tours to Victoria?

The closest thing to bus tours from Vancouver to Victoria is the combination package which gets you to Victoria by seaplane with return travel on the ferry by coach. Otherwise, you can book the Vancouver to Victoria bus and create your own custom itinerary.

What’s the best day trip to Victoria from Vancouver?

The best day trip to Victoria from Vancouver package is the Victoria Tour + Butchart Gardens Tour , which includes round-trip ferry tickets, admission to the gardens, and a couple of hours to explore downtown Victoria.

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Ready for the Best Vancouver to Victoria tours?

We hope this comprehensive list of our favourite Vancouver to Victoria tour packages has inspired you to explore Vancouver Island’s captivating Garden City.

These day tours from Vancouver to Victoria offer a perfect blend of natural beauty, history, culture, and adventure

That said, if you haven’t found anything here to your liking, don’t be afraid to write me in the comments!

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Victoria 18

Victoria 18 is a 18 ′ 6 ″ / 5.6 m monohull sailboat designed by G. William McVay and built by Victoria Yachts Co. between 1977 and 1983.

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Rig and Sails

Auxilary power, accomodations, calculations.

The theoretical maximum speed that a displacement hull can move efficiently through the water is determined by it's waterline length and displacement. It may be unable to reach this speed if the boat is underpowered or heavily loaded, though it may exceed this speed given enough power. Read more.

Classic hull speed formula:

Hull Speed = 1.34 x √LWL

Max Speed/Length ratio = 8.26 ÷ Displacement/Length ratio .311 Hull Speed = Max Speed/Length ratio x √LWL

Sail Area / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the power of the sails relative to the weight of the boat. The higher the number, the higher the performance, but the harder the boat will be to handle. This ratio is a "non-dimensional" value that facilitates comparisons between boats of different types and sizes. Read more.

SA/D = SA ÷ (D ÷ 64) 2/3

  • SA : Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay).
  • D : Displacement in pounds.

Ballast / Displacement Ratio

A measure of the stability of a boat's hull that suggests how well a monohull will stand up to its sails. The ballast displacement ratio indicates how much of the weight of a boat is placed for maximum stability against capsizing and is an indicator of stiffness and resistance to capsize.

Ballast / Displacement * 100

Displacement / Length Ratio

A measure of the weight of the boat relative to it's length at the waterline. The higher a boat’s D/L ratio, the more easily it will carry a load and the more comfortable its motion will be. The lower a boat's ratio is, the less power it takes to drive the boat to its nominal hull speed or beyond. Read more.

D/L = (D ÷ 2240) ÷ (0.01 x LWL)³

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds.
  • LWL: Waterline length in feet

Comfort Ratio

This ratio assess how quickly and abruptly a boat’s hull reacts to waves in a significant seaway, these being the elements of a boat’s motion most likely to cause seasickness. Read more.

Comfort ratio = D ÷ (.65 x (.7 LWL + .3 LOA) x Beam 1.33 )

  • D: Displacement of the boat in pounds
  • LOA: Length overall in feet
  • Beam: Width of boat at the widest point in feet

Capsize Screening Formula

This formula attempts to indicate whether a given boat might be too wide and light to readily right itself after being overturned in extreme conditions. Read more.

CSV = Beam ÷ ³√(D / 64)

Derived from the earlier MINUET. Two versions were built; A sloop and a very limited edition cutter with a bowsprit. The number built listed is only a rough approximation. Just before the factory closed, a VICTORIA 17 was introduced, a shortened version of the 18 with an outboard rudder. It is thought that they exist in very small numbers.

Victoria Yachts was a company founded by the designers son, Bill McVay. The location was: 203 Benson Junction Road DeBarry, Florida 32713 USA

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SLEIGH BOAT RIDE

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Join us for a Sleigh Boat Ride and create lasting holiday memories! A fun holiday activity for all ages, includes hot chocolate or coffee and churros. Book now!

Create Lasting Holiday Memories!

Join us for a one-of-a-kind “Sleigh Boat Ride”. Your adventure will start at the Empress dock. From here you will take a ride over to Fisherman’s Wharf where you will disembark the ferry at Puerto Vallarta Amigos for hot chocolate & churros! You will then board your return ferry back to the Empress Dock while holiday music plays on your journey.

What’s included:

  • Hot chocolate or coffee
  • Jolly good times

**Bring a non-perishable food item(s) to the Empress dock between 5-8pm for your chance to win a Victoria Harbour Tour for 2 for the 2024 season. Draw Date: December 24

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  1. Sailing Tour in Victoria BC

    Yachting World Magazine. April 2020. From just $125 depart Victoria's Inner Harbour on a tall ship for adventure with spectacular scenery and marine life. Depart 10 am or 2pm or book a private charter for an amazing sailing tour.

  2. THE 10 BEST Victoria Boat Rides & Cruises

    Come and meet the locals—the flippered, furred and feathered kind—on this guided 3.5-hour or more whale watching cruise …. 11. Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria. Embark on a whale-watching excursion onboard a small Zodiac boat that allows up-close encounters with marine life.

  3. 3-HOUR SAIL

    Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria. 188. On the Water. from . C$181.65. per adult. Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour. 11. 4WD Tours. from . C$580.00. per group (up to 7) 3-Hour Sail. Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor. Want other options you can book now? Show options.

  4. Victoria Harbour Tour

    VICTORIA HARBOUR TOUR. ONLINE BOOKINGS CANNOT BE MADE THE SAME DAY OF THE SAME DAY OF YOUR DESIRED TOUR. PLEASE CALL OUR FRIENDLY DOCK STAFF AT THE EMPRESS DOCK DOWNTOWN FOR TODAY'S AVAILABILITY AT (250) 883-4181. 42. Children Ages 6-17.

  5. Victoria Harbour Ferry

    Choose from one of our fabulous vessels, either a classic quaint "Pickle Boat" or one of our gorgeous environmentally-friendly electric boats. $500 per hour per boat. Additional boats $450 ... 327 Harbour Road Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 3S2. All tours leave from the dock in the marina in front of The Empress Hotel. Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

  6. Victoria, British Columbia Sailing trips & boat tours

    5. Victoria Panoramic Seaplane Tour. Fly high above scenic Victoria BC and explore its beautiful scenery by seaplane. This thrill-a-minute tour will reveal a spectacular landscape and unforgettable aerial views. The Panoramic Seaplane Tour of Victoria will glide over the Olympic Mountains and along the Victoria waterfront to the white sand ...

  7. THE 5 BEST Victoria Boat Tours (Updated 2023)

    These experiences are best for boat tours in Victoria: Ultimate Marine Whale & Wildlife Tour; Victoria and Butchart Gardens 1-Day Tour (Chinese & Eng) Victoria Marine Wildlife Tour; Zodiac Marine Wildlife Excursion from Victoria; Hot Tub Boat Victoria; See more boat tours in Victoria on Tripadvisor

  8. THE TOP 10 Victoria Cruises & Sailing (w/Prices)

    Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria. 185. Set out on the Pacific Ocean off of Victoria, British Columbia, in search of whales on this half-day tour. Travel through the Haro Strait and the San Juan de Fuca Strait in search of Minke whales, humpback whales, and orcas. Ride in an-open top Zodiac boat, suitable for 12 passengers or ...

  9. Blackfish Sailing Adventures

    Blackfish Sailing Adventures is an accredited sailing school with Sail Canada (CYA) offering sail training courses, day sails and skippered sailing charters around Victoria and adjoining Gulf Islands. We cruise as far north on Vancouver Island as Desolation Sound. If you are looking to combine a vacation featuring pristine waters and beautiful natural settings, while also improving your ...

  10. THE TOP 10 Victoria Boat Cruises, Sailing & Water Tours (w/Prices)

    Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria. 1,442. Marvel at the majesty of Canada's marine wildlife on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your boat, a semi-covered vessel built specifically for whale-watching trips, and cruise through the Haro Strait with your guide.

  11. 3-Hour Sail

    Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria. 188. On the Water. from . $137.80. per adult. Victoria City and Butchart Gardens Private Half-Day Tour. 11. 4WD Tours. from . $439.98. per group (up to 7) 3-Hour Sail. Booking unavailable on Tripadvisor. Want other options you can book now? Show options.

  12. Victoria Harbour Ferry

    Victoria Harbour Ferry's boats provide the best view of Victoria...From the ocean! Take a Harbour Tour, historic Gorge Waterway Cruise, or hop on an H2O Water Taxi as you explore inner Harbour destinations. Visit us on the dock in front of the Empress Hotel. From there, a VHF Captain can take you to Victoria's best-kept secret: Fisherman's ...

  13. Gorge Tour in Victoria, BC

    Explore and experience Victoria's Harbour. Since the 1800's, the harbour has been the heart of the city - the link to Alaska and Yukon gold passage ways, the world-famous Empress Hotel and more. Step back in time, relax and enjoy this scenic 1 hour guided tour featuring historic neighborhoods, working shipyards, and more. Book now online!

  14. Explore the Gorge on a Fun Harbour Ferries, Victoria, Tour!

    A Gorge Waterway tour boat (Credit: Victoria Harbour Ferry) The Gorge Waterway (known simply as "the Gorge" to locals) is a narrow, tidal ocean inlet stretching four miles between Victoria's famed Inner Harbour to Portage Inlet. At the Tillicum Narrows section, the amount of water being forced through the narrow rocky gap (only 45 feet ...

  15. THE 5 BEST Victoria Boat Tours (Updated 2024)

    Top Victoria Boat Tours: See reviews and photos of Boat Tours in Victoria, British Columbia on Tripadvisor.

  16. Orca Spirit Adventures

    Experience BC's enchanting marine wildlife on a Victoria whale watching tour or a Port Renfrew whale watching tour. You'll have the chance to see orcas, porpoises, sea lions, humpback whales, bald eagles and more, while respecting the natural environment along the spectacular coastline of Vancouver Island.

  17. 5 Best Victoria Tours from Vancouver (New + Affordable for 2024)

    Seaplane and Ferry Tour - Top Vancouver to Victoria Tour for Discovering the City. Departure Point: 1055 Canada Pl. | Duration: 12 hours | Price: From CAD $383.18. This exciting trip to Victoria from Vancouver begins with a thrilling journey across the Salish Sea by floatplane.

  18. Harbour Ferry Tours in Victoria, BC

    Choose from one of our fabulous vessels, either a classic quaint "Pickle Boat" or one of our gorgeous environmentally-friendly electric boats. $500 per hour per boat. Additional boats $450 ... 327 Harbour Road Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 3S2. All tours leave from the dock in the marina in front of The Empress Hotel. Monday - Sunday: 10 am - 4 pm

  19. Victoria 18

    Victoria 18 is a 18′ 6″ / 5.6 m monohull sailboat designed by G. William McVay and built by Victoria Yachts Co. between 1977 and 1983. Sailboat Guide. Discover; Buy; Sell; ... Sail area in square feet, derived by adding the mainsail area to 100% of the foretriangle area (the lateral area above the deck between the mast and the forestay). D: ...

  20. Water Taxi

    There's so much to see in Victoria — far too much to see on foot alone. Make the most of your day by catching a Water Taxi at any of our stops. ... Passenger capacity per boat is a maximum of 12 passengers. ... 327 Harbour Road Victoria, BC, Canada V9A 3S2. All tours leave from the dock in the marina in front of The Empress Hotel. Monday ...

  21. Sleigh Boat Ride

    Join us for a one-of-a-kind "Sleigh Boat Ride". Your adventure will start at the Empress dock. ... **Bring a non-perishable food item(s) to the Empress dock between 5-8pm for your chance to win a Victoria Harbour Tour for 2 for the 2024 season. Draw Date: December 24. What to bring: Camera to capture the memories! Tweet. Email Tours & Services