Your Private Tour to Enchanting Gulf Island
On your private tour, Magic of Salt Spring Island, your guide will pick you up anywhere in Victoria, British Columbia. And, your tour begins with a scenic drive from Victoria and up the Saanich Peninsula. Then, you will board a BC ferry in our van. Afterwards, you will enjoy a pleasant 30-minute crossing through the stunning archipelagos of Gulf Islands. Along the way, you will have a chance to photograph and enjoy the ferry ride in the Salish Sea.
Notably, just like Victoria, Salt Spring Island, British Columbia has a history that dates back to the mid 1850’s. During our drive, you’ll see old churches, cemeteries, ancient apple orchids. As well, you’ll learn some interesting facts about how the island was settled. Above all you’ll love the town of Ganges, its art galleries that feature First Nation and Pacific Northwest contemporary art, market places and restaurants.
The Magic of Salt Spring Island is in its wonderful, rugged scenery of coastline, quaint town, and organic farms and vineyards
The Island is comprised of a colony of artists and artisans. Famous people and artists reside on Salt Spring Island. To enumerate some, there is Jim Erickson, winner of the Oscar for set decoration on Lincoln. And, world renowned wildlife artist Robert Bateman who lives on the island. Noteworthy is the Bateman’s wildlife paintings exhibited in Victoria’s old Steam Ship Terminal building in Victoria’s Inner Harbour. Truly, it is well worth visiting.
In part, the Salt Spring Island tour is experiencing the spectacular drive to the various island highlights. More so, the seaside scenery, rural mountain roads, and green fields are unforgettable. As well, you may wish to go up Mount Maxwell, the highest point on the island for an exhilarating view of the bays, some neighbouring islands and parts of greater Victoria region. The island boasts an abundance of wildlife and fowl, Gary Oak forests and beautiful lakes. So that, with some luck we may catch an eagle soaring high above the trees. During the tour, visit local vineyards, a cheese farm, and go into the heart of the vibrant artist community. Notably, on Saturday’s during the summer months we can browse the Salt Spring Island’s famous market featuring crafts, jewellery, pottery, food and music. Similarly, there are dozens of quaint stores and galleries to visit.
Price includes ferry transportation