Are you coming from Vancouver? SpringTide staff can arrange your ferry tickets and organize your bus pickup to make your round-trip package easy.
Our staff will arrange for a shuttle bus to pick you up at one of the many downtown Vancouver hotels, or at the Vancouver International Airport. Shuttles are not available on all departure times, so please just ask us for more information. You’ll be shuttled to the ferry and then to the downtown Victoria Bus Depot – a short walk from our office. After that, it’s full-on delight as we head off to the open Ocean in search of Whales & other Wildlife! Once all the excitement has wound down, we’ll get you back onto the bus to whisk you back to the ferry in time for one of the evening sailings.
Bus & Ferry Package 2017 Pricing (2018 rates will change once carrier rates are received):
- Adults: $229
- Youth: $219
- Child (2-11): $155 (Under 2 free)
- Package cost includes Bus and Ferry transport from downtown Vancouver & your whale watching excursion.
Please add $2 Wildlife Conservation Fee per person & 5% GST to your package cost.
If SpringTide has arranged for you to be picked up at 9:00am, you would check in with the hotel front desk by 8:40am and be directed to the BC Ferries Connector stop. If there isn’t one at your hotel, we’ll hook you up with one nearby. Stay in your pick-up location, as the Connector’s staff will come to the door looking for you. You don’t need to pay at this time – all ticketing will have been taken care of by SpringTide. The shuttle bus takes you via the main bus depot in Vancouver to the Tsawwassen ferry terminal. Passengers will board the 11:00am ferry and enjoy a scenic ride to Vancouver Island. Upon arriving, the bus will take you from the Swartz Bay terminal to the bus depot in downtown Victoria, where you’ll arrive around 1:20pm. The SpringTide office is a ten-minute walk from the bus depot – perfect for getting here in time for our 2:00pm trip!
We’ll whisk you away on your Whale Watching excursion, returning at 5:00 p.m. You can catch the 5:45pm or 7:45pm coach (times depend on the time of year) from the same bus depot and begin your journey back to Vancouver. NOTE: In order to have a shuttle service available to you from the Vancouver bus depot back to your hotel, you’ll need to take the 5:45pm bus, as the 7:45pm bus doesn’t offer shuttle service.
For our bus and ferry package, your ticket is open-ended in case you’d like to stay in Victoria for an extra day or two. Please note we highly recommend an over night stay in Victoria with this package.