From Victoria: Whale Watching Marine Wildlife Excursion
- Duration: 3 hours
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The garden was beyond belief and very worth the time in getting there. Our bus driver and guide, Shapoor, gave us a wonderful narration of what we were seeing. The bus tour of Victoria was interesting but I would rather have spent the time in the gardens instead of the 2 hours we had in Victoria. The gardens are the star of this tour and 2 hours there is not enough time. The only disappointing part of the day was the terrible suspension of the small bus we were on. It made for a very uncomfortable time on the bus.
I definitely enjoyed cruising through the gulf islands!! If you are short on time or only have a few days to spend in Vancouver ( and you really want to visit Victoria BC), then I recommend doing the tour. I wished that the Spring season really started in BC, coz not all flowers were in bloom at the Butchart Gardens due to the weather. Despite the weather, the garden is amazing and beautiful ( especially the sunken garden). There were cherry blossoms in the garden too. Also tour guide was excellent.
I have gone on many tours with Greyline, but never have I had a guide as intelligent, articulate, or entertaining as Alex. He never stopped giving us interesting information about whatever was just outside the window. His vocabulary and diction (including word choice) was far above any other guide we encountered on our cruise/land trip. My only criticism is that I wish we had had more time to spend in Butchart Gardens.
Awesome day and the gardens really are a must see! Great tour guide whom really completed the experience with easy listening commentary and occasional banter throughout the day! Transport very comfortable with ferry offering stunning vistas across the islands. Overall tour delivered exactly as described with awesome service! Would totally be using for other tours if we had more time!!
Was a great day from start to finish. Our guide was amazing and knowledgeable. We were with a small group so by the end of the day we felt like a little family.