My wife Cathy and her girlfriend are in Seattle as I write this, a girl get-a-way! Today, they took a ferry to Victoria, British Columbia. We went to Victoria, together, during our Alaskan Cruise (also out of Seattle) in 2009.
I was psyched; I heard how beautiful Victoria was, and everybody told me…make sure you check out Butchart Gardens. I’m a control freak, and normally as organized as anybody. I’m not sure what happened in 2009, but I did not do my homework. I did not realize how late we would be arriving into Victoria, and that it was the “token foreign port stop” during the cruise (Alaska, of course, was all U.S.A.). Well, we arrived even later than advertised, it was dark, we only had four hours, and, the Gardens were closed!
Today, Cathy and her friend took the Victoria Clipper Ferry from Seattle to Victoria, and are also headed to the Gardens. The high-speed ferry takes about 2:40 hours from port to port, and averages $145 per person, round trip. I wish we had the time after the cruise in 2009. Hope you enjoyed the trip babe!