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  • Sharon D
    Greystanes, New South Wales, Australia22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Fabulous day out to a spectacular location! The Butchart Gardens are a destination not to be missed if you are travelling to Vancouver. The gardens are exquisite and have a very interesting back story. Just walking around the gardens is a ‘feel good’ experience. It is very easy to find your way around, and we could have spent even longer here. Dave Roger’s was our tour guide and was really entertaining and knowledgeable. He went above and beyond to ensure that we saw as much as we could on our tour. He regaled us with stories that made the day even more memorable. I would highly recommend this tour.
    Written 21 May 2024
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  • Michele S
    2 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was a dream of a lifetime for me! I was absolutely amazed at how comfortable and safe the boat was. And how helpful and friendly the staff are....I would definitely recommend!! And we saw a humpback whale!!! They stayed out to see him for quite awhile and then we went and saw sea lions and a sea otter!! So cute! Thanks again for making my dream of seeing a whale in the wild come true 🩷🩷🩷🐳Rajan & Soph & Mads & Francois & Gord are so kind and knowledgeable and friendly ❤️ would go again in a heartbeat!!!!
    #emptythetanks #wildandfree #humpback #victoria
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Andy B
    4 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    What a superb trip! Blessed with calm seas and little wind the conditions were perfect. The boat (Marauder) was spacious and comfortable with covered and open seating areas to cater for everyone. Tea, coffee and hot chocolate was available throughout.

    Sightings ... we fairly quickly found a mother orca and her three calves, spent some time with them before moving on to spit a mother (hump back) and her calf.

    Courtney was our naturalist on board; she was very informative and ensured we got the best from the adventure. Waterproof trousers and jackets were available for those that required them.

    From beginning to end the communication with Springtide has been excellent; we would highly recommend them to anyone looking to take a tour from Victoria.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • hqysflser
    Wolfville, Canada3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Very good, the guide Zac is very interesting and informative, very interesting and the trip is also very enjoyable, the Buchart Garden is so beautiful! I strongly recommend everyone go with them.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • OnAir54296634629
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    We recently joined the FAM trip on RV Toum Tiou II from Sai Gon, Viet Nam to Seam reap, Cambodia. It was a real charm and character trip. The ship was nice, colonial designed with three decks: main deck, upper deck and sun deck. Great local cuisines on board, five star services provided by the crews on board. Excellent excursions, etc were bringing us an unforgettable experience of the Mekong delta. We hope to come back with you soon.
    Written 22 February 2024
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  • Enrico S
    3 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Butchart Garden is very beautiful and is worth the money.
    The city is also beautiful with many very interesting and impressive sights
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Voyager44547398432
    Port Elgin, Canada6 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Andy Olson does an amazing food tour. His knowledge of the city (and elsewhere!) is remarkable and he is personable and welcoming to boot. The food tastings were great and representative of the food scene in Victoria. We returned to two of the locations the following day and the proprietors couldn't say enough good things about Andy. The sample of beer was served without question when we mentioned Andy's name - no need to present his card! Thoroughly recommend this tour and would give it 6 stars if I could.
    Written 20 May 2024
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  • Vijay B
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The sights were very interesting and our tour guide's (Ken Hui) info about the sights made the tour engaging and unforgettable.
    Written 11 April 2024
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  • Tracy I
    17 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This is well worth the money. A trip to Vancouver Island to see Victoria. Then to the Butchart Gardens which are peaceful and well manicured.
    Written 23 May 2024
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  • Escape537413
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    It was an awesome tour even in the rain.
    Would definitely do again.
    The food at the gardens cafeteria was wonderful with great home made soups.
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Melanie M
    1 contribution
    4.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lovely walk with interesting stories and funny facts & jokes. We enjoyed being able to learn, while walking and socializing at the same time.
    Written 12 April 2024
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  • Mike G
    1 contribution
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Julie was an excellent guide. We hit quite a few places to eat and drink and got a little tour out of passing by the government buildings and the Empress Hotel. All told, it was a fun and food filled experience.
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Darrell B
    St. Albert, Canada5 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    The tour was wonderful and the driver was very knowledgeable about the history of Victoria. Knew small details about the area and good recommendations for others activities and restaurants in the city
    Written 22 May 2024
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  • Katha S
    22 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    This was an awesome tour and and I felt very save even so we had a bit of wind and waves.
    The crew, and especialy Mika, told us everything about the animals we might see e.g., food choices of the different orcas and where we might see them and why. We also got cool fub facts about the different islands where we searched for animals ( in the end we saw sea lions, seals, dolphins, a huge group of orcas and in the port i spotted some see otters in the end).
    I can only recommend this tour/team, it was awesome!
    Best wishes fro Germany, Katharina
    Written 14 May 2024
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  • Charleyboy007
    Harrisonburg, VA13 contributions
    5.0 of 5 bubbles
    Lydia the guide was great and very informative. The route was interesting and saw Beacon Hill area. Duchess (the horse) was well behaved and gentle.
    Written 14 May 2024
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