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“Should have spent more time here” 5 of 5 stars
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Victoria, British Columbia, Canada
Austin, Texas
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
“Should have spent more time here”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2010

We were torn as to if we should spend part of our time in Vancouver visiting Victoria. In the end, we should have spent more than one day here. We had more fun here and didn't get to do all that we wanted in 8 hours. We did the whale watching on the faster zodiac boat and that was GREAT. The ride out was a lot of fun and we did see about 8 whales. This takes up about 3 hrs but is worth it. If you like gardens, I would take the tour that combines a visit to the gardens and the whale watching.

Although expensive, about $300 each, we took the float plane over from Vancouver so that we didn't have to spend so much time getting to Vicoria. We were glad we did since we weren't spending the night here.

The shopping here was fun too. They have a nice variety of locally owned stores.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“excellent whale watch company in victoria”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

Eaglewing Tours is hands down the best whale co in Victoria, I have gone on their boat now a few times and this last trip was off the charts.Captains Brett and Jeff were their usual warm, personable selves.Their good natures and joy infectious. We saw so many orcas. humpbacks, sea lions etc etc. even the marine mammals seemed to change course just to be near our boat.The trip is longer than the other Victoria companies, and I felt it was worth far more than the price asked, Go check out the eaglewing staff, your day will feel much brighter, I was quite impressed, even the office staff is kind and wonderful. susan

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UK
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“Whale Watching”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2010

We went with Surfin Safaris and thought they provided an excellent trip. Apart from Orcas we also saw a grey whale.

The whole experience was fantastic.

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Victoria
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11 reviews 11 reviews
Reviews in 8 cities Reviews in 8 cities
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
“Yum!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

One of the best kept secrets in Victoria, worth your while to check out De'lish for their tasty soups and sandwiches, and a lemon tart or other baked delight for desert! Love this place!

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
Reviews in 26 cities Reviews in 26 cities
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
“Great Clean City”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2010

We recently stopped at Victoria, British Columbia on a cruise from Seattle to the Alaskan Inside Passage. We were really surprised how clean and beautiful the city was. Very tourist friendly with signed walkways from port along coast to center of town. Lots of flowers everywhere, cute little seaport village and a great downtown waterfront. Had street entertainers, small booths with things for sale, underwater harbor view with show, lots of bars and restaurants. I was pleased how clean and graffiti free everything was. Nice place to visit.

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