Transportation: 2013 Lincoln Navigator (SUV); capacity 6 passengers (three seats in the rear / two in the middle / 1 upfront with the driver).
Easy in/out access, large comfortable seating and excellent viewing windows. Air-conditioned and mobile device charging outlets. The vehicle is equipped with an audio system so your tour guide’s dialogue can be heard throughout the vehicle.
Passenger transportation certified / Tour operator licensed and insured
Cancellation: Tours cancelled within 24 hours of the tour start date will be subject to a $100 non-refundable fee plus any applicable pre-purchased tickets and food orders that are not refundable by the vendor. Proof of receipts will be provided with the balance of your refund. If we need to cancel your tour due to illness or other unforeseen issues, 100% refund will be issued.
NOTE: Tours are provided rain or shine. Victoria weather is hard to guarentee.
Covid measures: If you are feeling unwell or have been exposed to Covid, please advise me as soon as possible.
Mobility-challenged passengers: Tours can be adjusted to accommodate wheelchairs and other mobility devices. All equipment must be able to collapse and be lifted into the vehicle. The vehicle is equipped with grip bars but is taller than the traditional van, and passengers must be able to get in and out of the vehicle with minimal assistance. Passenger capacity will be limited to 4 or 5 depending on the size of the equipment. Please contact me for more information prior to booking a tour if you are unsure.
Child car seats: By BC law, children under 40 lbs (18kg) are required to be buckled into a full forward-facing car seat. This can be provided (rental fee applies).
Children over 40 lbs and under 4’9″ must use a booster seat. Two boosters are available for free.
Pick-up/ drop-off locations are available anywhere within the peninsula. This includes: Swartz Bay ferry terminal; YYJ airport; Harbour Air, Helijet, Coho and Clipper terminals; cruise ship port (Ogden Point); all hotels, inns, B&Bs and private accommodations within the Saanich Peninsula. There will be an additional one hour charge of $135 for pick-ups/drop-offs in Langford, Bear Mountain and Villa Eyrie Resort.
Currency: Acceptable currency is in Canadian or US dollars. Each shop/restaurant may have their own currency exchange rate.
Taxes: Expect to pay an additional 12% tax on purchases and 5% at restaurants and other services. It is customary to tip with a recommended amount of 15-20% in restaurants.
Weather and what to wear: Check the weather forecast on the day of your tour. Dress in layers. It can be cooler closer to the ocean and hotter at interior locations. Wear comfortable shoes as some of the off-the-beaten path gems might involve a bit of rocky terrain. We will provide umbrellas if required.