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Family Fun Tour – Excellent for Young Kids

Tour Price: $600.00 for the tour
Capacity: 5 people comfortably (6ppl max) 2 booster seats available
Tour Duration: 4.5 hrs.
Activity Level: moderate
What’s Included: Private transportation & Tour guide, Picnic Lunch, Water Taxi fee, Water, shopping bags, umbrella, booster seats
What’s Extra: Personal expenses and admission to Craigdarroch castle (extra tour time will be added or adjusted to view the interior of the castle.)
Note: By BC Law Children under 40 lbs (18kg) are required to be buckled into a full forward-facing car seat. NOT PROVIDED.  Children over 40 lbs and under 4’9″ must use a booster seat. 2 available for your use

Family Fun Tour – Excellent for Young Kids ITINERARY

This is a fun full-day tour for families with younger kids and just kids at heart! You’ll love the easy-paced day and fun places to explore and capture memories for your photo album. Have you ever fed a real peacock? Or seen a sleeping giant? Ever visited a real castle or seen a real house floating on the Ocean?  There are lots of places for the little ones to burn off their energy, laugh, and giggle.

This tour will start at the Inner Harbour with a brief overview of the city and it’s most legendary building surrounding the Harbour.
Stop 1: Voyage on a Harbour Ferry to Fisherman’s Wharf for a stroll around the gem-colored float homes and perhaps indulge in the best fish and chips you’ve ever had.
Stop 2: Thunderbird Park to see a fantastic cluster of Totem poles representing many West Coast First Nations people. What stories do they tell?
Stop 3: Beacon Hill Park to climb a tree, visit the sleeping giant, play with goats and feed roaming peacocks + see the tallest Totem pole in the world.
Stop 4: A spectacular view of the city and across the Ocean where you can see the Olympic Mountains in the United States.
Stop 5: Government House grounds where the Lt. Governor of Bc lives and works. If exploration of the beautiful grounds is of interest we can wander around here. Often you will encounter the resident deer munching away at the flora and fauna. And just outside the grounds, we’ll stop to see a fairy tree.
Stop 6: The Craigdarroch Castle where the Dunsmuir family, once the richest family in Canada, lived and played out a public scandal that rocked the nation.
Stop 7: Beach time! Play in the park (bathroom facilities available) Picnic lunch can be arranged or lunch stop at the Oak Bay Marina surrounded by all kinds of boats and ocean activity.

TOUR ADD-ON OPTIONS

Paddle Board rentals for beach time is an excellent addition to this tour, especially for active teens. Advance bookings need to be arranged. 

Tour Price: $135/hour – add to the base tour price

Per Person Price: $40/hour for board rentals

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Transportation: 2013 Lincoln Navigator (SUV). Capacity 6 passengers – 3 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 dialogue can be heard throughout the vehicle. 

Passenger Transportation Certified / Tour Operator Licensed and Insured

Cancelation: 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 & 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 and weather is not guaranteed. 

Covid Measure – 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. Can be provided – rental fee applies.

Children over 40 lbs and under 4’9″ must use a booster seat. 2 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 and Cruise Ship port (Ogden point). All hotels, Inns, B&B and private accommodations within the Saanich Peninsula. There will be an additional 1 hour charge of $105 for pick ups/drop off  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 hot at interior locations. Wear Comfortable shoes as some of the “off the beaten path” gems might require a bit of rocky terrain. We will provide umbrellas if you require. R

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