CREATE YOUR OWN ADVENTURE

Contact our concierge department to arrange your activities and day trips for a memorable visit to our gorgeous city.  Phone: 778-432-0477 or email: concierge@vimarina.ca

Kayak or Paddle-board Tour

Paddle your own kayak or paddle-board around Victoria Inner Harbour or take a guided tour to remote locations around Vancouver Island.  Enjoy the day exploring the BC Coastal scenes, orcas, harbour seals, great blue heron, river otters and marine wildlife.

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Victoria Golf Packages

Victoria is a golfer’s paradise with a pleasant climate and breathtaking coastal seascapes we draw golfers from around the world.  Your choice of 10 varied and scenic 18 hole courses all within 30 minutes from the marina.   Some of the most popular include the famous Jack Nicklaus designed Bear Mountain Resort and “The Pebble Beach of the North”, Victoria Golf Club. Enjoy an all inclusive day trips that include green fees, carts, return chauffeured transportation, introduction and tour of the golf facilities with rental arrangements and warm up range balls.

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Historical Tour of The Islands National Defence

Spend the day exploring some of Canada’s National Historic Sites including the luxurious Hatley Castle, the Fisgard Lighthouse—the oldest lighthouse in Western Canada—and Fort Rodd Hill, a 19th century coastal artillery fort. Enjoy convenient transport through the scenic countryside between locales.

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Butchart Gardens

Located 23 kilometers north of our marina is the famous Butchart Gardens with 55 acres of manicured beauty to explore at your own leisure.   We can arrange a custom tour package or as simple as drop off and pick up.

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Victoria Butterfly Gardens

Located minutes from Butchart Gardens is Victoria’s number one attraction.  Butterfly Gardens is a vibrant jungle experience with thousands of butterflies flying around and landing on you.  You’ll encounter poison dart frogs, tortoises, large iguanas, flamingos, tropical ducks, free flying tropical birds and more.

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Horse Wisdom Farm

“Get away from the hustle and bustle of the city and into the quiet relaxing environment of our beautiful acreage at Horse Wisdom Farm. Come for a private two hour tour of our 30 draft horse farm, or call for group rates. You will have the chance to get up close and personal with the horses, enjoy a silent meditation walk through our forest, and engage in a natural horsemanship activity with a horse one on one to help you learn more about their communication skills as well as your own!”

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Horticulture Centre of the Pacific

Connecting people with plants. 43 Inspiring hectares of demonstration gardens and a conservation park.   Any visitor will find inspiration from a variety of gardening styles showcasing horticultural practices suitable to the Pacific Northwest.   Admission by donation.

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Rock Climbing Experience

Experience the exhilaration of scaling a rock face and rappelling back down. We can offer this program at a number of locations up and down the island from as close to you as Flemming Beach in Victoria to as far away as the north island.

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Zipline Tours in Victoria

Experience the forest canopy as you cross two suspension bridges. Our tour takes place on 100 acres of coastal temperate rainforest with magnificent mountain and ocean views.  A total of eight ziplines, ranging from 150ft to 1000ft. The tour duration is approximately 2 hours.

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Craigdarroch Castle

Built by coal baron Robert Dunsmuir during the reign of Queen Victoria and now a National Historic Site, Craigdarroch Castle has been meticulously restored, giving visitors a glimpse of privileged life in the 1890s.

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Heli Accessed Paddle Boarding on Alpine Lakes

Bring your drone for this exciting lifetime adventure.  You can get a sense of how this looks in this video from our partners in this activity, 49 North Helicopters. Video Paddle Boarding Alpine Lakes

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Heli Hiking

Heli hiking in the coast range mountains is not only a superb alpine experience. It happens in a setting where mountain wilderness meets the Pacific Ocean.   On one of our trips last summer for example as we were flying back from the alpine we encountered a super pod of dolphins on the way home. Check out the video

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Heli Glacier Walks

No experience required. We’ll fly guests onto a glacier in the remote coast range mountains and rope them up for an unforgettable glacier walking experience. A few photos below.

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Whale Watching +

Here in the Salish Sea, we are fortunate to encounter not only 2 varieties of Orca both Residents and Biggs, we also have Grey whales, Humpback whales, Minke whales and the occasional Fin and Sperm whale! There are also 2 kinds of seals (elephant and harbour seals, 2 kinds of porpoise (Dall’s and Harbour porpoise), 2 kinds of sea lions (Steller’s and California). Large pods of Pacific White Sided Dolphins will surf your bow wave while the Dall’s porpoise love to wake surf.

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Okanagan Wine Tour

Soar into the Okanagan Valley; the hidden secret of the International Wine Industry.  This cool climate growing region boast expansive vineyards surrounding the showpiece 135km long Okanagan Lake.   Your tour is with our Wine Ambassador, Tania Tomaszewska, who is a banking Lawyer turned Wine Explorer WSET Level 3 Certified alumnus of the UC Davis Wine Executive Program.

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Wine Tasting on your Yacht

Kick back relax let us bring the ultimate Okanagan or Vancouver Island wines to your yacht.  Fully customized evening of fine dining, food platters and authentic wine tasting experience.  Explore your five senses, hosted by one of our Wine Ambassadors.

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Wine Tours Cowichan Valley

You just sit back, relax and let our guide do the designated driving.  Our wine tour drivers are the most experienced and friendly guides on Vancouver Island. We’ll tour some of the great wineries in the natural beautiful Cowichan Valley.  You’ll experience the history of wine making in the valley and attend a private sommelier-led tasting experiences.

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Salmon & Halibut Fishing

Welcome to the 2019 Fishing Season in Victoria!   Let us introduce you to our very best guided fishing tours.  Your party will aboard a private boat with the most experienced guide for a half or full day of fishing just minutes from our marina. 

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Skydiving Victoria

Come skydiving in Victoria with us over the beautiful Gulf Islands! Enjoy the incredible views that Vancouver Island skydiving has to offer. We provide safe, exhilarating experiences for both first time tandems as well as those who wish to become a certified skydiver themselves.  The skydiving company has the most experienced staff and the newest gear available for increased safety. Are you ready to experience human flight? Come feel the thrill of jumping out of a plane at 10,000 feet. It is the experience of a lifetime!

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River Fishing

With an experienced guide you’ll head north to the Cowichan River a world class fishing location only one hour from the marina.   Known by the locals as a hot spot for fly fishing it offers you an opportunity to catch rainbow trout, cutthroat trout, brown trout and seasonal steelhead.

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Surfing Long Beach & Tofino

Located 4 1/2 hours north of the marina is the famous Long Beach and the ultimate surfer town Tofino.  The Outside Magazine has named Tofino as North America’s top surf town.  Driving to Tofino you pass Cathedral Grove in MacMillan Provincial Park which is home to an ancient rain-forest, rivers teaming with fish and a scenic mountain range of snow-capped mountains.  You can rent a car, RV or charter a flight from the marina to Tofino.

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Shopping & Treasure Hunting

Explore the fabulous boutique shops, businesses, cafes in downtown Victoria including The Bay Center with over 90 shops & services.   Looking for treasures?  Check out the weekly auctions at 1pm and 7pm our events calendar also lists specialty auctions such as First Nations, Fine Arts & Collectibles.  You can preview items Saturday – Tuesday.   You’ll find Gold & Silver Dealers, Antique Shops and Art Galleries on Fort Street between Blanshard & Cook Street.  

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Visit the Legislature Buildings, Royal BC Museum & IMAX

The Legislature Tour Program provides an enjoyable and informative experience for visitors to Victoria.  The Parliament Buildings are open to visitors with free a guided tour or wander through at your own pace.   Looking for more?  spend an afternoon in the Royal BC Museum or take in a 3D experience at the IMAX.

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Chinatown

The Chinatown in Victoria is the oldest Chinatown in Canada and located a short walk from the marina.  Stroll down Fan Tan Alley know as the narrowest street in the country and home to many specialty vendors.   We can arrange a guided tour or give you directions for a casual walk along the Songhees Walkway along with all the hot spots to visit.

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Scenic Coastal Guided Hike

The trails along Vancouver Island’s rugged coastlines and through its lush rain forests offer endless hiking opportunities for outdoor enthusiasts. The lush rain forests shelter abundant wildlife presenting a wonderful opportunity for wildlife watching and photography.

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Two Hour Guided Rain Forest Hike

Located only 30 minutes from the marina your group will experience amazing old giant trees sheltering a vibrant ecosystem that is impressive and breathtaking to everyone who visits.  Bring a pair of binocular for a good view without disturbing wildlife, and wear drab clothing rather than bright colours. 

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Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit

This is one of the most unique and innovative driving experiences on Vancouver Island. This crown jewel of an excursion combines the inimitable Italian heritage of automobiles with the natural beauty of Vancouver Island.
Complimented by a magnificent circuit program at the Vancouver Island Motorsport Circuit, and an unforgettable culinary experience, this event will leave you grinning from ear to ear and memories for years to come.  Once at the track, we play https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jtBAPOybvBI

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Bike Tour Guided or Self Guided

Explore Victoria and area on a bike tour. The highlight city tour is a leisurely 3 hour tour showing you all the things that locals love best about their home. We start with the landmarks that make the city memorable – the BC Legislature and the Historic Downtown, Chinatown and Beacon Hill Park.

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Tesla Tours

Custom private tours in a Tesla exploring scenic Victoria, Sidney-by-the-Sea, innovative breweries, distilleries and wineries.   Visit craft farms & destination dining, discover exquisite gardens, hidden gems and connect with special events, both modern & classic.

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Scuba Diving

You will be diving with a PADI 5 STAR company, they have a full service facility specializes in private and personalized service. Whether you are wanting to learn how to dive, brush up your existing skills, continue your diving education or explore and tour the hidden gems of the Salish sea we have your covered. We offer all levels of scuba diving instruction from Discover Scuba Diving to Instructor level training. Our training and dive instruction is done in premium equipment because we strongly believe that offering the best possible experience is integral to diver retention and the future of our business.

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Freediving Training & Charters

Training by a highly qualified and certified freediver.  A good freediver is someone who freedives safely and skillfully, following proper safety protocol, within their limits and in a controlled and calculated environment.

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Victoria’s Ghost Tours – Discover the Past

The Ghost Walk guides have collected more than five hundred tales of ghostly encounters in Victoria. They take you on spooky walking routes, cover hideous happenings and history all by Victoria’s best storytellers.

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Horror Escape Room

You have 45 minutes to uncover a mystery in our detailed escape room sets, finding clues, solving puzzles, triggering high tech props and unlocking your way into multiple rooms!

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Victoria Food Tours

Offers gourmet dinner tours of Victoria. A 4 hour tour features a full three-course progressive dinner, over three different venues. The evening includes cocktails, local craft beer and wine, city highlights and an insider’s look at the spirit of Victoria. Your local hosts will guide you through a combination walking and driving tour to see the sights, tastes, and history of this beautiful city.

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