Your Private Tour to Enchanting Gulf Island
On this exciting tour of Salt Spring Island your guide will pick you up anywhere in Victoria, British Columbia, and your trip will begin with a scenic drive from Victoria up the Saanich Peninsula where you will board a BC ferry. Enjoy a pleasant 30-minute crossing through the stunning archipelagos of the Gulf Islands.
Just like Victoria, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia has a history that dates back to the mid 1850’s. Salt Spring Island has a rich and interesting history with old cemeteries, churches, and heritage homes, and ancient apple orchards and sheep farms en route. The art galleries of Salt Spring Island feature First Nation and contemporary British Columbia art.
The Island is an artist colony with famous artists like Jim Erickson, winner of the Oscar for set decoration on Lincoln, and world renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman who lives on the island and has an art gallery in Victoria’s Inner Harbour that is well worth visiting.
Part of the Salt Spring Island tour is the spectacular drive to the various island highlights. The seaside scenery, rural mountain roads, and fields are unforgettable. You may wish to go up Mount Maxwell, the highest point on the island for an exhilarating view of the bays, neighbouring islands and parts of greater Victoria region. The island boasts an abundance of wildlife and foul, Gary Oak forests and beautiful lakes. With some luck we may catch an eagle soaring high above the trees. Visit local vineyards, a cheese farm, and tour into the heart of a vibrant artist community. On Saturday’s during the summer months we can visit Salt Spring Island’s famous market featuring crafts, jewellery, pottery, food and music.
Price includes ferry transportation