Vancouver: Whale Watching Victoria Trip & Return by Seaplane
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- Duration: 11 hours
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Hop-on Hop-off Sightseeing Bus Tour of Vancouver: Gave a great tour and some sense of the history of the city and some of its communities. As a hop-on hop-off, I took a number of stops with my elementary school age child. Tour drivers were very friendly and completely helpful and this was a good family activity. I only wish there was more of a focus on architectural history/development. We liked the Sun Yat-sen Cultural Center but were interested in learning why it bears the name of the founder of the Chinese Republic, revered by all Chinese be they Communist or Nationalist. Did he live in Vancouver? This tour made me think Vancouver is a great place to live and certainly proved it was a great place to visit!
The first day our driver named Meenu was exceptional because she clearly spoke about all the relevant sights as well as public art. She was very informative. On our second day the driver did not talk much, preferring to run a recorded version of sightseeing highlights. The bus was running behind schedule on this day. When he dropped us off at Stanley Park he said the next bus would pick up in one hour. Unfortunately, the next bus was on schedule and came by 40 minutes later, which caused us to miss it. We had to wait an hour for the next pickup. It’s unfortunate that they did not communicate this to us.
Not only do you get to eat some great food and try great local beer and wine in some excellent establishments but you also get to learn a whole lot about the history of Vancouver. Tour guide Brent was excellent with his knowledge of the food, and history he also explained everything so well and is an excellent story teller. Highly recommended!! Word of warning don’t eat before this tour and if your planning dinner after it plan it to be a later dinner. I was full as a boot by the end!
The route was great, it provided coverage to all the major Vancouver attractions and communities. The bus on the first day was very comfortable; second day, the weather was rainy and cold yet the bus had only temporary plastic window coverings. The back of the bus was wide open to the elements. It was damp and cold on the bus.
Tour guide Brent brought us to multiple different locations where we were given tasting portions of a variety of foods, beverages and desserts. Along with the historical anecdotes, this tour was both informative and delicious. 10/10 would recommend.