Victoria Butterfly Gardens Excursion Reviews

Home to more than 75 different species of butterfly and moth, Victoria's Butterfly Gardens are sure to fascinate and amaze. Watch the nursery window to see butterflies emerge from their chrysalis, or simply walk among them and appreciate the the sheer beauty of these majestic insects.
This was booked in conjunction with the Butchart Garden tour, so the same time crunch applied--only ...
Sail Date: June 2019
This was booked in conjunction with the Butchart Garden tour, so the same time crunch applied--only here we had just 1/2 hour. There was no time to see the fascinating insects (live) on display, just a rush through the butterfly house to ... Read More
This was booked in conjunction with the Butchart Garden tour, so the same time crunch applied--only here we had just 1/2 hour. There was no time to see the fascinating insects (live) on display, just a rush through the butterfly house to grab a few hasty pictures while dodging the crowd. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Nice setup, wish there were more butterfiles!
Sail Date: August 2018
Nice setup, wish there were more butterfiles!
Nice setup, wish there were more butterfiles! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
The butterfly gardens was very nice, but I would have wanted to spend more time at Butchard gardens.
Sail Date: July 2018
The butterfly gardens was very nice, but I would have wanted to spend more time at Butchard gardens.
The butterfly gardens was very nice, but I would have wanted to spend more time at Butchard gardens. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Silversea Cruises
This one was a bit of a sleeper.
Sail Date: June 2018
This one was a bit of a sleeper. We were surprised at how interesting this butterfly zoo was. We were sad that there was not a lot of time to digest the copiously prepared displays, although most might see it as perfectly adequate. Dress ... Read More
This one was a bit of a sleeper. We were surprised at how interesting this butterfly zoo was. We were sad that there was not a lot of time to digest the copiously prepared displays, although most might see it as perfectly adequate. Dress coolly, as the insides are VERY warm and humid. Outstanding. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Fast, very fast stop before heading to Butchart Gardens.
Sail Date: June 2018
Fast, very fast stop before heading to Butchart Gardens. But, got great photos of many different types of butterflies.
Fast, very fast stop before heading to Butchart Gardens. But, got great photos of many different types of butterflies. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Description given above.
Sail Date: June 2018
Description given above.
Description given above. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Nice stop if you're into butterflies as the staff there is quite knowledgable, but I found myself ...
Sail Date: May 2018
Nice stop if you're into butterflies as the staff there is quite knowledgable, but I found myself wishing I had skipped this stop and chosen an excursion that gave me more time at Butchart Gardens instead.
Nice stop if you're into butterflies as the staff there is quite knowledgable, but I found myself wishing I had skipped this stop and chosen an excursion that gave me more time at Butchart Gardens instead. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
It was a nice experience, but wouldn't go back.
Sail Date: May 2018
It was a nice experience, but wouldn't go back.
It was a nice experience, but wouldn't go back. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was included with the Butchart Gardens tour, and was well worth it.
Sail Date: May 2018
This was included with the Butchart Gardens tour, and was well worth it. Tons of wildlife, including tropical birs, flamingos, koi, and an Iguana with an attitude! Definitely a great trip!
This was included with the Butchart Gardens tour, and was well worth it. Tons of wildlife, including tropical birs, flamingos, koi, and an Iguana with an attitude! Definitely a great trip! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
This was part of our Butchart Garden tour and it was interesting to see once and if you are taking ...
Sail Date: April 2018
This was part of our Butchart Garden tour and it was interesting to see once and if you are taking young children it is highly recommended.
This was part of our Butchart Garden tour and it was interesting to see once and if you are taking young children it is highly recommended. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Did this in conjunction with the Butchart Gardens tour.
Sail Date: September 2017
Did this in conjunction with the Butchart Gardens tour. Spent maybe 45 minutes there. That's enough. It is interesting and worthwhile. The other insects they had enhanced the experience.
Did this in conjunction with the Butchart Gardens tour. Spent maybe 45 minutes there. That's enough. It is interesting and worthwhile. The other insects they had enhanced the experience. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
The butterfly garden was exceptional.
Sail Date: August 2017
The butterfly garden was exceptional. I didn't realize I'd get to see tortoises, bugs, and flamingos too! There were plenty of staff available to answer questions, and we had enough time to meander our way through and still visit ... Read More
The butterfly garden was exceptional. I didn't realize I'd get to see tortoises, bugs, and flamingos too! There were plenty of staff available to answer questions, and we had enough time to meander our way through and still visit the gift shop. Lots of varieties of butterflies, and nice setups of feeding areas to get a closer look of them. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
This was the first part of a 2 stop trip.
Sail Date: July 2017
This was the first part of a 2 stop trip.
This was the first part of a 2 stop trip. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Loved this, but too short
Sail Date: September 2016
Loved this, but too short
Loved this, but too short Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Because it was nighttime, the butterflies were asleep so we literally saw three butterflies while ...
Sail Date: September 2016
Because it was nighttime, the butterflies were asleep so we literally saw three butterflies while we were there
Because it was nighttime, the butterflies were asleep so we literally saw three butterflies while we were there Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
Way too short at each venue.
Sail Date: July 2016
Way too short at each venue. Only 30min at the Butterfly garden and 1.5 hours at Buchart. Not enough time
Way too short at each venue. Only 30min at the Butterfly garden and 1.5 hours at Buchart. Not enough time Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Royal Caribbean International
Absolutely beautiful - did not get to stay long enough!
Sail Date: July 2016
Absolutely beautiful - did not get to stay long enough!
Absolutely beautiful - did not get to stay long enough! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
Loved this stop.
Sail Date: June 2016
Loved this stop. Could not believe all the butterflies. Lots of birds.
Loved this stop. Could not believe all the butterflies. Lots of birds. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
This was smaller in scale than the Gardens but so much fun, lots of butterflies and other creatures ...
Sail Date: June 2016
This was smaller in scale than the Gardens but so much fun, lots of butterflies and other creatures to discover. Warm inside but not too hot, like being in a tropical rainforest. Worth the stop.
This was smaller in scale than the Gardens but so much fun, lots of butterflies and other creatures to discover. Warm inside but not too hot, like being in a tropical rainforest. Worth the stop. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Ok if you like butterflies
Sail Date: August 2015
Ok if you like butterflies
Ok if you like butterflies Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Celebrity Cruises
After Butchart Gardens we went to the Butterfly Gardens for 40 minutes.
Sail Date: July 2014
After Butchart Gardens we went to the Butterfly Gardens for 40 minutes. Very small indoor facility, somewhat crowded but not as bad as Buchart, there was ample time here to walk through and take pictures at least, however even so by the ... Read More
After Butchart Gardens we went to the Butterfly Gardens for 40 minutes. Very small indoor facility, somewhat crowded but not as bad as Buchart, there was ample time here to walk through and take pictures at least, however even so by the time I felt satisfied looking in there I had 5 minutes left to check out the shop..... really lame. I want to give 5+ stars here but just can't do it because of the time constraint of the excursion.Victoria is a great city, I loved it here. I'm from Santa Cruz, CA and it somewhat reminded me of home, but a little less trashy. The good thing about this port stop was we arrived early morning and had until midnight to get back to the ship. That was excellent, we had time to walk and explore all sorts of stuff here after the Gardens tour, the bus dropped those of us who wanted to in downtown and took the rest back to the ship. We chose downtown and walked around till around 8pm, was very cool. We had lunch at "Dog Gone It" hot dog restaurant, great hotdogs. We wanted to hit up the fisherman's wharf for fish n chips but we were hungry and not very close by at the time, some of the locals were telling us it's the best fish n chips you'll ever have. I won't know unless I go back there someday, I will say, on our way back to the ship we did see a long line to it and no tables available. We also went on a Horse Carriage, $55 for 15 minutes, it went around a few blocks and our Carriage driver Joseph told us some history of the nearby buildings. That was really fun, we should have done the hour long ride through downtown, it was expensive but woulda been great I'm sure.For all you Beer drinkers out there, my Cousin went on the Pub Tour and loved it, he said overall he had 9 or 10 beers, and they also fed the tour Pizza that he said was excellent. It was his favorite Excursion of the whole Cruise. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Same as Butchart Gardens, packaged with that tour.
Sail Date: August 2013
Same as Butchart Gardens, packaged with that tour.
Same as Butchart Gardens, packaged with that tour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Night time.
Sail Date: September 2012
Night time. butterflies were all sleeping. It was so late by the time we got here, we were just ready to head back to the ship! Several ppl didn't even get off the bus to go inside!
Night time. butterflies were all sleeping. It was so late by the time we got here, we were just ready to head back to the ship! Several ppl didn't even get off the bus to go inside! Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises
Tour booked on-line for $50 each to the Butterfly Garden and Butchart Gardens, with return via the ...
Sail Date: July 2012
Tour booked on-line for $50 each to the Butterfly Garden and Butchart Gardens, with return via the CVS blue bus whenever finished with each. This tour allowed us to stay as long as we liked at both places and since it was a sunny day and ... Read More
Tour booked on-line for $50 each to the Butterfly Garden and Butchart Gardens, with return via the CVS blue bus whenever finished with each. This tour allowed us to stay as long as we liked at both places and since it was a sunny day and the flowers were exceptional, we stayed almost 4 hours in Butchart Gardens. The Butterfly Farm was nice but hot and humid so we only stayed there a little more than an hour. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Holland America Line
this is an interesting place.
Sail Date: May 2012
this is an interesting place. Not what you would expect. climate controlled and comfortable.
this is an interesting place. Not what you would expect. climate controlled and comfortable. Read Less
Shore Excursion Provider: Princess Cruises