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Victoria Hippo Tours {Sightseeing In Victoria BC}

Victoria Hippo Tours

Victoria Hippo Tours
Post Last Modified – May 29, 2024 ¦

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Sightseeing With Victoria Hippo Tours

If your travel plans are taking you to beautiful 🌷 Victoria in British Columbia on Vancouver Island,
there are numerous sightseeing attractions which included …

🦛 Victoria Hippo Tours 🦛

Combining a land and sea adventure, this was a unique sightseeing adventure in the city.

A Land and Sea Sightseeing Tour Everyone Will Enjoy.

Enjoy the Sites of Downtown Victoria British Columbia

Victoria Hippo Tours Staff

Victoria Hippo Tours Staff

❓ Are you like me and always in search of something truly different and out of the ordinary when
you travel ❓

If so, then you would have really enjoyed this one of a kind sightseeing tour. For fun, check out the company’s short, but informative video they had on this tour of downtown Victoria.

Official Victoria Sightseeing Hippo Tours YouTube Video


🦛 Victoria Hippo Tours offered the only amphibious sightseeing excursion in the city a few
seasons ago.

Victoria Sightseeing Tour Buses

Our Hippo Bus Henrietta 

Victoria Hippo Tours Bus

During their operation, they had 3 🦛 Hippo buses that were appropriately named;
Harry, Happy, and Henrietta. 

These were custom made amphibious vehicles, that had been transformed from brand new
school 🚌 buses. When you climbed on board, it’s just like sitting in an open air
school bus with comfortable seating.

Amphibious Definition:

  1. Living or able to live both on land and in water; belonging to both land and water.
  2. Also, amphibian. Capable of operating on both land and water: amphibious vehicles.

The idea of these exciting Hippo land and sea combined tours, came from the actual amphibious war vehicles, that were used many years ago.
They are still in use today in the military around the world.

With a simple school bus concept, the conversion was made for both use in and out of the water.
It has since become a huge success in different parts of the world.

Victoria Hippo Tours Safety Briefing

Victoria Hippo Tours Safety Briefing

Rest assured with Hippo Tours, safety was their number one concern, and all of their drivers
were experienced commercial drivers with; 🚌 bus driver’s licenses.

Their 👨 captains were certified under 🍁 Transport Canada with a;
Masters Limited ticket.

Victoria BC Guided Tours

Inner Harbour Victoria BC

Inner Harbour Victoria BC

During their seasons of operation, you received a fully guided and personally narrated tour, by one
of their friendly staff. Each tour ran about 90 minutes in length, beginning with approximately
60 minutes on land, touring the popular downtown area attractions.

On our tour a few seasons ago, we drove past the beautiful historic 🏨 Fairmont Empress Hotel,
and then made our way up historic Government Street. Our guide briefed us on the areas main;
attractions, its history and much more.

We passed by historic sites and attractions in the city such as;

✔ Victoria’s Inner Harbour;

✔ Historic Government Street;

✔ Old China Town and Fan Tan Alley;

✔ Bastion Square;

✔ Trounce Alley;

✔ Beacon Hill Park;

Hippo Bus Tour Victoria BC

and more!

Chinatown Victoria BC

Chinatown Victoria BC

After our land portion of the tour, it’s was then time to head to boat launch, and make a splash
into the water. This was without a doubt, the favorite part of the tour for most, especially with
the kids!

Once launched, our Captain made his way back towards the picturesque – Inner Harbor of Victoria.

Your Bus Now Becomes a Boat! 

Victoria Hippo Boat Tour

Along the way, our guide pointed out areas of interest and some history of the city, while enjoying
our boat ride. 

It was a beautiful summer afternoon on our tour, making it both refreshing to be on the water and
a lot of fun as well!

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Fishermans Wharf Victoria BC

Fishermans Wharf Victoria BC

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We really enjoyed this unique sightseeing experience while visiting Victoria a few seasons ago.

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Update 2024:

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Unfortunately, 🦛 Victoria Hippo Tours is no longer operating in Victoria, BC. They have
relocated to warmer all season waters of the Caribbean.

There are however, a number of outstanding sites and attractions in this beautiful city to see.
Be sure to check out my links below to a few of my posts here, on some great things to see and do!



I’ve added the 💐 Official Tourism Victoria website link below for your convenience.
It’s filled with excellent information on everything this beautiful city has to offer.

🗺 Be sure to check out the {Google Map} box at the bottom of this post for Victoria’s exact location. 🗺

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