A fun and unique way to get around downtown Victoria is by one of the Harbour Ferries.
These fun little boats run like a taxi but also have set stops where you can pick them up or get dropped off. They also offer harbour tours – a great way to see Victoria from the water!
H2O Water Taxi Hops
Season runs March-October
Victoria Harbour Ferry service covers all major points of interest in Victoria’s Outer, Middle, and Upper Harbour, with connections at each stop to walkways and bus stops.
With over 14 Victoria Harbour ferries they are able to service all of the ten designated water taxi stops around Victoria Harbour quickly and efficiently.
The H2O Taxis operate as a regular taxi would, not as a bus service. While they do not have a set schedule, they do circle the harbour continuously and transport passengers where they need to go.
TO PURCHASE TICKETS:
Visitors looking to ‘hop’ from point to point around the harbour have two options: for those looking to do only a few hops, you may pay the Captain directly. For those doing several hops, the Hop Card, described below, is a great option.
Hop cards are a great way to travel if you plan to make more than one stop around the harbour. The hop card is a prepaid punch card that gives you a discount on hops and makes it easier to hop on and off the H2O Taxis.
Season runs March-October
What better way to see Victoria than by boat!! This 45 minute non-stop guided tour features historic landmarks like the Parliament Buildings, First Nation sacred territories, luxury floathome communities and amazing views of seaplanes taking off and landing. You may even catch a glimpse of a sea otter or a harbour seal!
Every Sunday | 10:45am | May 20th to September 23rd, 2018
Every Saturday | 10:45am | July and August
Don’t miss our extra performances on Victoria Day, Canada Day, BC Day and Labour Day.
Inner Harbour – Steamship Terminal
The Victoria Harbour Ferry has been performing The Harbour Ferry Ballet on the waters of Victoria’s Inner Harbour for over 25 years! The ballet that began in 1993 as a 10-minute performance to entertain guests and locals, and to showcase the agility of the harbour ferries, and has become an icon of the harbour.
Every Sunday morning from May to September, and every Saturday morning in July and August, the ferries perform at 10:45am in the Inner Harbour. You’ll never see a ballet like this one anywhere else in the world, as the team of Harbour Ferry Captains entertain everyone who looks on.
Pickle Pub Crawl!
Let your ferry boat Captain be your designated driver!! Join us on this one-of-kind pub crawl. Every group of 4 receives one free appetizer to share. Your ticket/wristband includes 4 hops on the ferry and the bonus of a free appetizer at some of Victoria’s finest establishments. Once you’ve used your 4 hops…finish the night off on foot and check out all the other pubs on the crawl! See if you can you do them all!!
Visit as many or as few stops as you have time for.