Victoria's Harbour really is the heart of the city. For over 4000 years, the Coast Salish peoples lived along the shoreline where they relied on the abundance of resources for hunting, fishing, and foraging. Early European explorers soon discovered the natural splendor for themselves and established the city as the main port in Western Canada. Follow in their paddle-strokes as your guide shares the story of Victoria's waterways in this 45-minute scenic tour.
Get a first-hand look at how the harbour functions as a seaport, and seaplane airplane terminal as well as a cruise ship and ferry destination. Uncover the secrets of historic landmarks like the Parliament Buildings, First Nation sacred territories, wildlife habitats, and float home communities. This intimate tour will get you up close and personal with some of our favourite things— ocean views, marine life, and history.
Note: In these unique times, the Harbour Tour may need to be boarded rather as a Combo Tour. Where a tour is converted to a Combo, you will see much of the best of each of the two tours.
| MINI HARBOUR JAUNT |
A 15-minute non-narrated boat ride! Passengers may accompany taxi passengers as the vessel travels its various routes, but stay onboard until their time is up. This service is available from and back to any stop.
(Both Adults & Children)
Each of our tours are created around our Five Cornerstones. This guarantees you the quintessential Victoria experience while giving our captains the freedom to share local secrets and personal memories of their home.
TICKETS + DEPARTURE
Purchase your tickets and depart at the Empress Dock. On the way back, your captain will give you the option of ending your tour at Fisherman's Wharf or returning to the starting point at the Empress Dock.
Find answers to our most frequently asked questions. Still have questions? Our friendly staff are always happy to help! Give us a call, send a quick email or better yet— stop by the dock and have a chat!