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Address: 468 Belleville St | by the Ferry Terminal, Victoria, British Columbia V8V 1W9, Canada
Phone Number:
+1 250-590-5290
Today
10:00 - 15:00
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Sun - Sat 10:00 - 15:00
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
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Victoria Hippo Tours are unique tours that take you around the city,...

Victoria Hippo Tours are unique tours that take you around the city, traveling both on land and water. We have specially designed amphibious vehicles that carry 40 passengers and function as both bus and boat. During your continuous 90 minute trip onboard the Hippo, you will see many of Victoria’s best attractions, while also getting a glimpse of local life. You will enjoy a relaxing tour around the city before splashing into the Pacific Ocean for the second half of your journey. Join us on one of our three buses, Harry, Happy, and Henrietta. With our knowledgeable staff and tour guides, you will experience a trip like never before on the Bus That Floats! (Tour season extended to October 16th 2016)

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Tour the land and Sea

Had a great time showing guests around Victoria on the Hippo Bus! Got to see the City by boat and learnt a few fun facts too. Staff were amazing and super friendly.

4 of 5 bubblesReviewed 10 December 2016
adragonwithoutwings
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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom

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Bury St Edmunds, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2016

Had a great time showing guests around Victoria on the Hippo Bus! Got to see the City by boat and learnt a few fun facts too. Staff were amazing and super friendly.

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Chorley, United Kingdom
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270 reviews
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

Wanted to go on this tour as its land and water and wanted this type of expeience which we got , but i felt the tour was very limited as whilst on land we kept coming back to the same points -tallest totem etc, and when on the water the view towards the city is great. We felt the guys... More 

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Calgary, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Hippo tours Is a great way to see Victoria, very cool and a awesome time! The tour guide was great. It was a great way to learn about Victoria.

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VictoriaHippoTours, Manager at Victoria Hippo Tours, responded to this review

Hi Jennifer; We appreciate you taking the time to post a review, glad you enjoyed the tour! Thank you, Victoria Hippo Tours More 

Victoria, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Great ride in and out of the water but the ride through the water was awesome on the hippo. I'm from Victoria and when my wife's aunts were here this was a great way for us all to see the city!

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VictoriaHippoTours, Manager at Victoria Hippo Tours, responded to this review

Hi Thomas; We are glad to hear you enjoyed your tour with us in and around Victoria, the SPLASH! into the Inner Harbour is always a highlight! Thank you, Victoria Hippo Tours More 

Victoria, British Columbia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

Had family in town and thought what better way to show them where we live. The inner harbour is a very busy place and the centre of the downtown core. We have also brought grandkids with us at a different time and they all loved it. We obviously have been more than once and always well worth it.

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VictoriaHippoTours, Manager at Victoria Hippo Tours, responded to this review

Hi shelaghbenner; We always love to hear the feedback from local residents taking in our tour with family and friends, thank you for the review! Victoria Hippo Tours More 

Novato, California
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common_n_attraction_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

The Hippo is a bus converted to an amphibious vehicle. It's also a great way to tour Victoria. A lot of ground (and water) is covered in Victoria. The narrative on the voyage is comprehensive and witty. For first time visitors it's a great way for getting an overview of this delightful city. Even though we have been there many... More 

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VictoriaHippoTours, Manager at Victoria Hippo Tours, responded to this review

Hi Michael; We appreciate you taking the time to let others know about your experience on our tour, it is great to hear you enjoyed our overview of Victoria on the bus that floats! Thank you, Victoria Hippo Tours More 

Regina, Canada
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

I really enjoyed the history and information of the city that the tour provided us. We also got a good idea of the geography of the city and harbour which helped when we were walking in the downtown area. Our guide was very entertaining and really knew her history.

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VictoriaHippoTours, Manager at Victoria Hippo Tours, responded to this review

Hi orleh; We enjoyed hearing about your experience on our tour of Victoria and are glad it helped with navigating the city afterwords. Thank you, Victoria Hippo Tours More 

Haverhill, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

we visited Victoria from the cruise ship and doing the hippo tour was the best way to see the city and get knowledge of it

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VictoriaHippoTours, Manager at Victoria Hippo Tours, responded to this review

Hi lisacj4551WR; We are happy to hear you had the chance to take one of our tours we provide to the cruise ships coming from Alaska and enjoyed the experience! Thank you, Victoria Hippo Tours More 

Portland, Oregon
1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

Didnt allow for questions & allowed loud passengers to talk over him.Only seemed human when he asked 4 tips.

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VictoriaHippoTours, Manager at Victoria Hippo Tours, responded to this review

Hi Dyann; We strive to offer the most interactive sightseeing tour in Victoria, this includes questions from our guests and ensuring everyone has an enjoyable experience. We have reached out to you to get a little more information so we can look into your concerns. Thank you for taking the time to post a review. Victoria Hippo Tours More 

Silverhill
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2016

The Hippo Tour is really unique. The narrated tour was fun and informative. We saw some of the well known sites in downtown Victoria from China Town to the headlands. I really enjoyed the bus turning into a water vehicle. It was awesome seeing the sites of the city from the water. I never thought of a harbor being an... More 

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VictoriaHippoTours, Manager at Victoria Hippo Tours, responded to this review

Hello judya363; We are glad you enjoyed your time with us on our tour, our guides have some great historical information about Victoria and love to share this with our guests. Thank you! Victoria Hippo Tours More 

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