Recent Searches
Clear

Vancouver Island Tours

Saved to wishlist!
When are you traveling?
Select Dates
Popular
Search experiences that may have limited interaction with crowds.
Search experiences with increased health and safety practices.
Search tours and activities you can do from home.

You are viewing Virtual Experiences in Vancouver Island. See more Virtual Experiences around the globe. 🌎

Price
$0
$500+
Duration
Time of Day
RatingClear
Specials
Select Dates
Dates

131 results

Sort by: Featured

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

star-5
502
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$116.51
From
$116.51
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. Watch the waves from the open sun decks or stay protected from the spray in the heated indoor cabin. Stop off at points of interest through the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Listen to fascinating commentary from marine naturalists on board, and admire the beautiful orca, humpback whales, and minke whales you find.
More

* A traveler said: "We so enjoyed our Whale watching tour. Staff was excellent. Can't say enough about our trip. Fabulous."


Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

star-5
212
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.16
From
$100.16
Admire native marine wildlife in the waters of British Columbia on this 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Hop aboard your open-top boat in Victoria Harbour and cruise out into the rolling waves with your guide. Your vessel, a zodiac speedboat, is built with stability in mind and remains buoyant even in rough seas. Cruise through the Haro Straight to the Strait of Juan de Fuca. Watch the water for sightings of humpback whales, minke whales and orcas breaching the waves, and learn of their life cycle and migration habits.
More

* A traveler said: "Our guide Rush was amazing. We saw 3 different groups of transient orcas and lots of seals. It was an incredible trip and worth every penny!"


Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

Victoria Panorama Seaplane Tour

star-4.5
48
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$100.87
Price varies by group size
From
$100.87
Price varies by group size
Soar over downtown Victoria and surrounds on a thrilling, 20-minute seaplane flight! Take to the skies right from the water and enjoy an unforgettable aerial perspective of the harbor, coastline, Strait of Juan de Fuca and the Olympic Mountains towering in the distance. With a maximum of five passengers, it’s an intimate, small-group ride navigated by an expert pilot.
More

* A traveler said: "Very exciting! My 5 year old screamed on take off and landing then exclaimed, “that was so fun!” Lol"


Coach Transfer from Downtown Victoria to Downtown Vancouver

Coach Transfer from Downtown Victoria to Downtown Vancouver

star-4.5
21
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$57.84
From
$57.84
If you need to get from Victoria to Vancouver, enjoy a stress-free transfer that takes you from downtown Victoria to Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station. Relax aboard a comfortable coach during ferry terminal transfers, and enjoy the scenic BC Ferry ride across island-studded waterways and historic shipping channels. Multiple departure times are available to suit your schedule.
More

* A traveler said: "The bus was on Time. It was easy and fast to get on the bus. The instructions from the driver were clear."


Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Victoria to Vancouver Seaplane Flight

star-5
26
  • 35 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$196.10
From
$196.10
Enjoy swift travel and breathtaking views over British Columbia on this Victoria to Vancouver seaplane flight. Hop aboard your seaplane in Victoria’s Inner Harbour and take to the skies with your pilot. Enjoy panoramic views over local landmarks including Ogden Point, the Fairmont Empress Hotel and the BC Parliament Buildings. Soar over the Gulf Islands’ sandy beaches and dense forests, and look out for the mighty Lion’s Gate Bridge and Brockton Peninsula.
More

* A traveler said: "I had to reschedule the flight I spoke with somebody from Viator it went well and easy very thankful thanks guys"


Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

Whale Watching Nanaimo Open Boat Tour

star-5
68
  • 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$145.37
From
$145.37
Head out into the Salish Sea from Nanaimo in search of the abundant wildlife who inhabit the area. Your guide is an experienced marine expert who will take the time to help you learn about the sea life around Vancouver Island and the Gulf Islands. This 3-4 hour tour takes you to the habitats of killer whales (orcas) humpback whales, seals, sea lions, porpoises, and eagles.
More

* A traveler said: "Had the best time ever. The naturalist answered all questions and had a close up encounter with the whale. Would recommend anyone to go ahead and book a tour Thank you Cheyenne for a wonderful trip that I’ll never forget Barb Traynor"


Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

Victoria Guided Food and History Tour

star-5
799
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$52.15
From
$52.15
Explore Victoria's history and culinary scene on this walking tour of the British Columbian city. Follow a guide to highlights such as the Parliament Buildings, the Inner Harbor Causeway, Trounce Alley, Bastion and Market squares, Fan Tan Alley, the Harmonious Gates of Interest, and the Victoria Public Market. Along the way, stop for between food tastings of craft beer, chocolate, tea, tapas, cheese, bread, olive oil, and other local products.
More

* A traveler said: "This was an awesome experience. Hearing the chef’s or owner‘S stories really added to the tasting. The history tidbits were just right: very interesting and just long enough to keep us all interested. The time just flew by."


Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

Victoria Whale and Wildlife Cruise

star-5
365
  • 3 hours 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$126.05
From
$126.05
Come and meet the locals—the flippered, furred and feathered kind—on this guided 3.5-hour or more whale watching cruise with Eagle Wing Tours at Victoria’s Fisherman’s Wharf. Hop aboard a comfortable semi-covered or open boat and help support Eagle Wing’s many conservation, education and research activities! Let certified and knowledgeable naturalists be your guides to the stunning wildlife and natural history of the Salish Sea. Find out how you’re supporting a leader in ocean conservation, education, research and sustainability. Watch for seals, sea lions, otters and porpoises as well as bald eagles and an amazing assortment of marine birds. Hoping for something bigger? Whales are guaranteed or you come back for free! Hotel transport included.
More

* A traveler said: "Great crew, determined and high Spirited to find whales and wildlife. We found a groups of orcas amd tracked them and observed them in there natural habitat. Then we observed bald eagles and a large groups of seals. Dress in layers out in the open ocean it’s frigid they provide great warm equipment. Thanks again Pete and Lily!!!"


Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

Whale Watching Tour in a Zodiac Boat in Victoria

star-4.5
92
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$112.69
From
$112.69
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 fewer, to ensure up-close wildlife encounters and an intimate atmosphere.
More

* A traveler said: "An incredible experience. Adrian, our guide was the best. We got to follow a little group of orcas for a while. We saw humpback whale and seals as well. I couldn’t stop smiling. We learned a lot about humpbacks, seals and orcas. I totally recommend the tour."


Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

Butchart Gardens Tour from Victoria

star-4.5
398
  • 3 to 5 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$59.72
From
$59.72
Take a sweet-smelling stroll through Victoria’s famous Butchart Gardens, spanning 55 acres (22.2 hectares) of beautifully designed flower beds, lily ponds, footbridges, and thematic landscapes. With a convenient pickup location and a flexible return shuttle schedule, it’s an easy way to experience one of Victoria’s most popular attractions. Visit during summer or holiday season evenings to witness special luminous displays that add an extra touch of enchantment to the gardens.
More

* A traveler said: "Convenient and pleasurable way to get to the beautiful Butchart Gardens. Bus was close to ferry dock and driver was informative and personable."


Private Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Private Zodiac Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

star-5
21
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$875.39
per group
From
$875.39
per group
Become more in tune with nature on this private 3-hour whale-watching adventure in Victoria. Board a zodiac vessel with your private group, and cruise along the Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of whales and other marine life. While on the water, listen to interesting facts about these mammals of the sea.
More

Ghostly Walking Tour in Victoria
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Ghostly Walking Tour in Victoria

star-4.5
214
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$16.90
From
$16.90
You might not guess from the pretty gardens and charming streets, but the city of Victoria is full of ghosts, or at least ghost stories. Walk with your guide through some of the most haunted spots in town, hearing the spooky and tragic tales from Victoria’s past. You never know, you may go home with a story of your own….
More

* A traveler said: "Excellent story teller, it was all about the delivery and our guide nailed it. Would definitely recommend if you’re not easily spooked."


Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

Victoria Castles and Neighborhoods Bike Tour

star-5
69
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$48.42
From
$48.42
Spin through downtown Victoria on two wheels and discover top city attractions with ease on this Victoria castles and neighborhoods bike tour. Hop onto your bike and follow your guide through the city streets. Learn of Victoria’s colorful past through its historic buildings, and explore districts including the Inner Harbour, Cook Street Village, and Chinatown. Enjoy fine views over the Dallas Road waterfront and admire the eery Craigdarroch Castle. Cycle through Moss Rock Park and Beacon Hill Park, and soak up the artistic atmosphere in leafy Fernwood.
More

* A traveler said: "Rick the tour guide was excellent. Very informative and interactive. His side kick, Noah was also a great addition"


The Strait of Georgia Seaplane Tour from Nanaimo
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

The Strait of Georgia Seaplane Tour from Nanaimo

star-4.5
13
  • 40 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$176.73
From
$176.73
Experience the majesty of Canada’s Sunshine Coast from the air with a 40-minute round-trip seaplane flight from Nanaimo. Take to the skies with a pilot and fly high over the Strait of Georgia. Enjoy panoramic views over the tiny islands dotting the waterway, and stop for up to four hours’ free time in the British Columbia town of Sechelt. Enjoy two take-offs and landings during your tour, and see the Sunshine Coast in a way many visitors miss.
More

* A traveler said: "While over from the UK on an Alaska cruise we just wanted to say we had been in a seaplane... so booked a return flight, had 30 mins in the pub before we returned to Nanaimo... Brilliant. A tick off my bucket list! Was a quick, simple boarding process, great pilot, thrilling take offs and landings and wonderful scenery! highly recommended"


Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

Half-Day Whale Watching Adventure from Telegraph Cove

star-5
86
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$118.42
From
$118.42
Share the waters with whales, orcas, and more on a wildlife watching tour. In addition to animal sightings, the aquatic adventure also offers great views of the San Juan and Gulf Islands, plus the Howe Sound. Stay warm inside the cabin, where you can purchase snacks and drinks. Your ticket comes with a whale sighting guarantee, with a free tour should you not spot any whales.
More

* A traveler said: "Saw orcas and humpback whales. The tour guide was very friendly and knowledgeable. It was a beautiful calm day"


Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists
Likely to Sell OutLikely to Sell Out

Whale-Watching Cruise with Expert Naturalists

star-4.5
103
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$76.26
From
$76.26
Hit the waves with expert naturalists in search of Canadian sea-life on this whale-watching cruise from Victoria. Hop aboard your whale-watching boat and head out into the rolling seas with your guide. Gaze out over Victoria’s attractive coastline and watch the waves for sightings of graceful orcas. Listen as the two expert naturalists onboard explain the life cycles of the majestic creatures, and learn of their pivotal role near the top of the marine food chain. Enjoy fine views from the seating areas both inside and on-deck. 
More

* A traveler said: "It was evident that our guides were knowledgeable, educated, and loved what they were doing. Our experience was wonderful and relaxing and we saw things we never imagined. The ocean life is amazing and I have a new respect for the creatutes that live there. Thank you for this experiece."


2-Hour Grand City Tour

2-Hour Grand City Tour

star-4.5
3
  • 2 hours
  • Free Cancellation
From
$100.00
Price varies by group size
From
$100.00
Price varies by group size
Our professional historian is able to include many significant sites not offered in other tours. Enjoy the tour in our rare 1997 Bentley New Turbo R Exl built by Rolls Royce. Only 823 were built, all between 1995-97. Our Grand City Tour covers all the main attractions in Victoria, the city of flowers. This finely crafted tour includes more attractions than we can list in the "What to Expect" section.
More

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

Victoria Whale Watch Tour

star-4.5
178
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$104.10
From
$104.10
Experience an up-close encounter with northern Pacific marine life on a 3-hour whale watching cruise off Victoria’s coast. Travel out into the open ocean aboard a comfortable, motorized boat to look for native species like humpback whales, gray whales, orcas, elephant seals and sea lions in their natural habitat. Learn about local marine ecology from a naturalist guide, and take in fantastic views of Vancouver Island in between animal sightings.
More

* A traveler said: "Great crew, very knowledgeable and friendly., loved the different places you can sit and see. Great trip."


30-Minute Victoria Carriage Tour Including James Bay

30-Minute Victoria Carriage Tour Including James Bay

star-5
42
  • 30 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$98.34
per group
From
$98.34
per group
Explore Victoria and take in top attractions in style on this 30-minute Victoria carriage tour including James Bay. Hop aboard your horse-drawn carriage and set off in comfort through the streets. Listen as your driver shares stories from Victoria’s colorful history, and admire famous sites such as the Parliament buildings, Emily Carr’s former residence and the beautiful Inner Harbor. Admire traditional house-fronts in James Bay, one of the West Coasts’ oldest districts, and enjoy fine ocean views along the Dallas Road waterfront as the Olympic Mountains rise in the distance.
More

* A traveler said: "Our horse was absolutely magnificent. Our driver Nicole was so informative. Fun to be with. Total control of the horse the whole time. It was a fabulous experience."


Ucluelet Harbour Kayaking Tour

Ucluelet Harbour Kayaking Tour

star-5
203
  • 3 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$78.27
From
$78.27
The sheltered waters of Ucluelet Harbour offer an ideal location for an introduction to sea kayaking on Vancouver Island’s west coast. Watch for wildlife, from intertidal life to black bears meandering along the shoreline and eagles soaring above. This kayak tour offers the opportunity to paddle up to a hidden waterfall, learn about the local fish hatchery, or explore the outer harbor limits. Paddling instruction is provided.
More

* A traveler said: "We spent a great morning with our guide in Ucluelet paddling around the inner waterway seeing seals, sea lions eagles salmon turkey buzzards and lots more Neither my husband or I have any real experience of kayaking and safety briefing and instruction were exceptionally well done we received a complete narrative throughout the tour and it made our stay in Ucluelet even more special"


6 Hour Whale Watching

6 Hour Whale Watching

star-5
16
  • 6 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$184.80
From
$184.80
Our 6-Hour trips give us the opportunity to venture out further and explore some of the more pristine and remote areas of the coast. Increase your chances of seeing some of the larger marine life, like whales and dolphins! In the spring and fall we have a very good chance of spotting black bears and Grizzly's scavenging on the beach! We frequently encounter resident Orca's, humpback whales, pacific white sided dolphins, porpoises, bald eagles and more! Tour Length: 6 Hours Includes beverages, snacks, and lunch
More

* A traveler said: "What a great way to experience the beauty and grandeur of the West Coast. Josh was an amazing guide and host - knowledgeable about wildlife and the history of the area. We felt totally safe on board. Thank you for a very memorable day!"


60-Minute The Royal Carriage Tour

60-Minute The Royal Carriage Tour

star-5
62
  • 1 hour
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$183.85
per group
From
$183.85
per group
Feel like you’ve stepped back in time to vintage Victoria with a 1-hour tour through the city’s most splendid neighborhoods aboard a horse-drawn carriage. Beginning at the illustrious Empress hotel, admire sailing ships in the Inner Harbor and trot through the leafy gardens and lawns of Beacon Hill Park. Pass stately Victorian mansions and other local landmarks like the Trans-Canada Highway Mile 0 marker, and take in fantastic views of the Olympic Mountains and the Strait of Juan de Fuca during the stylish ride. 
More

* A traveler said: "Emma ( driver) was definitely a plus- very informative & charming without being stuffy or a “ canned” presentation. Absolutely a fun way to see the inner harbor area & discover the Victorian homes of James Bay"


Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

Sunset Whale Watching Adventure from Victoria

star-5
93
  • 3 to 4 hours
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$108.85
From
$108.85
This adventure is a 3 to 4 hour fully-guided whale watching, wildlife and sunset viewing tour departing from Downtown Victoria on the Salish Sea Eclipse - a state of the art covered catamaran with three viewing decks! Your adventure will be ending when the sun goes down and will be an experience to remember!
More

* A traveler said: "Watching the Whales jumping out of the water making a big splashing seen. The bird island is beautiful to see all these types of bird and amount of nests. Plus the sunset view is a breathtaking! The crew where fantastic"


Grand Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

Grand Horse-Drawn Carriage Tour

star-3.5
3
  • 1 hour 15 minutes
  • Free Cancellation
  • Taking safety measures
From
$220.77
per group
From
$220.77
per group
Place yourself in the history of James Bay as you enjoy a horse-drawn carriage ride along the waterfronts of Victoria. Your personal driver provides an intimate experience, perfect for couples or family. Ride through Beacon Hill Park’s beautiful gardens. Travel to the refreshing Salish Sea waterfront, then end your tour in the James Bay Heritage district.
More

Filters
* How are review snippets generated?

Frequently Asked Questions

The answers provided below are based on answers previously given by the tour provider to customers’ questions.
Q:
What are the best tours in Vancouver Island?
Q:
What tours in Vancouver Island are 1 hour or less?
Q:
What tours in Vancouver Island are taking additional safety precautions?
Q:
What tours in Vancouver Island are good for avoiding crowds?