Published On: Wednesday, 21 June 2017

BC’s Largest Whale Watching Company Launches 'Salish Sea Dream' Tour

BC’s Largest Whale Watching Company Launches 'Salish Sea Dream' Tour
This 4-hour adventure crossing travels into the protected waters of Haro Strait and the Strait of Juan de Fuca in search of the majestic wildlife that flood the local waters here throughout the year. (Photo Credit: Prince of Whales Whale Watching)

VICTORIA - Prince of Whales Whale Watching, British Columbia’s largest and most trusted whale watching company, is excited to welcome guests aboard the Salish Sea Dream — a sleek new state-of-the-art, eco-friendly $3.5 million catamaran that will provide a new experience for tourists and locals on the “Ultimate Day Tour.”

The custom-built 78-foot catamaran will depart Vancouver each morning, taking guests on a whale-watching tour en route to the BC Capital.

In Victoria, there will be many options for sightseeing around the city before travelling by
shuttle to the world-famous Butchart Gardens. From the Gardens, guests will take a
breathtaking sunset cruise back to downtown Vancouver. The vessel can carry 95 passengers and everyone will have a great view as each person will have a seat inside the cabin and on the deck.

Combining two of Victoria’s “must do” activities, the Salish Sea Dream will offer whale-watching excursions each afternoon from the Inner Harbour and stopping for a visit to the Butchart Gardens as part of the “Whales and Gardens” packages.

Marine naturalists and experienced crew will be onboard and offer informative talks about marine mammals, birds and other wildlife, as well as the ecosystem and key points of interest. It will be an entertaining and educational trip with a focus on conservation.

  • The Salish Sea Dream’s Ultimate Day Tour departs downtown Vancouver at 8:30AM from late May to late September and arrives in Victoria at 12:30PM. Passengers take a shuttle to Butchart Gardens where the Salish Sea Dream will meet them at 4.30PM and depart for a sunset cruise, arriving in Vancouver at 7PM. Adult fare, including garden entry, is $310.
  • The Salish Sea Dream’s Whales & Gardens Package departs downtown Victoria at 1:15PM and arrives at Butchart Gardens at 4:15PM. Return shuttles run from 6:15PM. to 10:30PM. Adult fare, including garden entry, is $150.