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Smell the gentle ocean breeze as it lures you away from the dock through Victorias bustling inner harbour and out into the beautiful Strait of Juan de Fuca aboard the historic Tall Ship Duen. All guests young and old are encouraged to participate in sailing; so tug on the sheets that haul the sails! As we begin silently swooshing through the ocean, become mesmerized by the magnificent snow-capped Olympic Mountains and the majesty of the City of Victoria. Relax and savor your picnic or a sip of wine as we keep our eyes peeled for some of BCs world famous killer whales, or sea lions and bald eagles. Swap tales with other guests and try to stump the crew with questions, were rich with knowledge about the local marine life. And if we dont really know the answer, be prepared for a wee tale! Our sails run Wed-Sunday from June 15-September 7th. We run two three hour sails beginning at 9 am and 2 pm respectively. We also run a 1.5 hour evening cruise, starting at 7 pm.
Spas & Wellness
The Spa Magnolia is Victoria’s chic urban spa located in the heart of downtown Victoria. Merging luxury with certified organic products we offer the very best in massage, facials, body treatments and pedicures!
Dining & Culinary Tours
Off The Eaten Track is a culinary walking tour company that provides unique, local, and fun tours. Our goal is to take guests off the tourist path and in to local and tasty neighbourhoods. We aim to showcase the best regional foods and to promote Canadian culture, history, and heritage. Not only do our tours showcase great food & beverages, but we also promote local small businesses and provide interesting commentary including history, architecture, stories and more.
Kayaking is the best way to see Victoria. We specialize in safe, fun and educational kayak tours of Victoria’s Harbour and waterfront. Our floating location at Fisherman’s Wharf is a 10 minute walk from the cruise ship terminal and 20 minutes from downtown on the scenic boardwalk. We are the closest kayak shop to the Juan de Fuca straight, so when conditions allow, we will paddle along the coast to the kelp forests and an island the harbour seals frequent. Along the way we may see different shore birds like eagles, osprey, oystercatchers, cormorants, and the great blue heron. Starfish, jelly fish and kelp crabs are usually hiding just below the surface. Kayaking is easy and we make it easier by offering paddling jackets, gloves and a bottle of water. Plus on our kayak launch you won’t even get your feet wet!
Boating, Whale Watching, Wildlife Tours
Leave the crowds behind on our custom made vessels specifically designed for comfort, speed and safety that carry only 12 privileged guests at a time. The rugged beauty of the West Coast is something that should be experienced with Victorias boutique whale watching company. The wildlife and limitless adventure that the Salish Sea has to offer is easily enjoyed when experienced in the comfort of our state-of-the-art vessels! Our knowledgeable crew ensure that each and every trip is an inspiring and educational experience.
Canadian Craft Tours is a company of craft beer, spirits and wine fanatics. We love to introduce locals and visitors alike to our world. Our tours focus on the experience at each venue with education on the local libation industry.
Boating, Hiking, Sightseeing, Whale Watching
Step Outside Adventures offers unique sightseeing and hiking tours with daily departures from Vancouver, Richmond, and Delta. Whether you want to hike up to an alpine lake, go snow-shoeing through a winter wonderland, explore an island, or just see the sights of Vancouver, we have a tour for you. Some of our destinations include Whistler, the North Shore Mountains, Bowen Island, the Gulf Islands, and Squamish. Round trip transportation with live narration from one of our fantastic guides included.
Attractions, Sightseeing, Buses
Landsea Tours & Adventures and Landsea Charters & Services has been specializing in boutique sightseeing tours since 1985. Our team focuses on service excellence so that our guests truly feel they have experienced the best Southwest British Columbia has to offer. Daily tours to Vancouver, North Shore, Whistler, Victoria and Sea to Sky with a unique a la carte adventure option system.
The World’s Largest Selection of Hand Crafted Canadian Jewellery. Unique jewellery from over 100 of Canada’s top jewellery artists, you will find everything from contemporary designs to modern interpretations of First Nations styles.Family-owned and operated for over 25 years, we specialize in unique, handcrafted jewellery and take pride in providing superior customer service.
We have Canada’s largest selection of rental motorcycle, scooters and bicycles. We are open all year round. We provide a fun and exciting service and have been operating since 1991. We have everything for your two wheeled adventure! Travel to the Rockies on a motorcycle or cruise around Dallas Road on a bicycle or scooter
Art Galleries, Museums & Heritage Sites
The Art Gallery of Greater Victoria is a public art museum dedicated to the celebration of art. With vision, leadership and scholarship, we will engage and inspire diverse audiences through exhibition, interpretation and stewardship of the collection.
We provide fun, leisurely guided bicycle tours of Victoria BC, highlighting the best of the cities, parks, attractions and culture, with stops for stories, food tastings and photo ops along the way. Stories and stops include; BC Legislature Building, Craigdarroch Caslte The Fairmont Empress, Emily Carr House, Beacon Hill Park, Chinatown, and more. One Day Two Wheels!
Boating, Sightseeing, Indigenous Culture, Whale Watching, Ferries
Since 1986, the Victoria Clipper has been the fastest and most convenient way to travel between Seattle and Victoria, BC and is the only Whale Watching tour departing from downtown Seattle. Victoria Clipper ferries offer direct transportation aboard high speed catamarans between Seattle, WA and Victoria, BC, as well as whale watching tours in the San Juans and all inclusive vacation packages in Seattle, Victoria, Vancouver, Whistler and more. No matter what kind of getaway you are looking for, Clipper has a Northwest option for you.
Art Galleries, Attractions, Shopping
Legendary Canadian artist and naturalist Robert Bateman has spent a lifetime painting the natural world and animals from all over the world. Come explore seven decades of his inspiring work in our gallery, and experience nature’s beautiful animals up close. Our new temporary gallery space shows an ever-changing variety of exhibits, so there is always something new to explore! At the Robert Bateman Gallery Shop you will find a selection of Robert Bateman’s books, prints and gifts, along with art by local artists.