Experience a truly unique adventure for the whole family, view the marine life of the BC coastal region. Located in the beautiful inner harbour of downtown Victoria, BC.
The Pacific Undersea Gardens is truly a unique adventure for the whole family. Located in the beautiful Inner Harbour of downtown Victoria, BC, the Pacific Undersea Gardens provides the world with an exciting and convenient way to view the marine life of the British Columbia coastal region.
Visitors to the lower level display area of the vessel descend 5 meters (15 feet) beneath the ocean to watch a variety of marine plants and animals. More than 5,000 animals of different species inhabit the aquariums around the vessel in a natural but protected environment. Through the many viewing windows,visitors can look right into the underwater world of the Pacific Northwest.
The specially designed tidal pond is also a fun and educational experience for all ages, allowing visitors to gently handle some of the sea life.
Located at the far end of the 150-foot vessel is a very special theatre area. Spacious seating provides everyone a great view from any seat in the house. A friendly guide welcomes you into the world beneath the sea and introduces you to one of our divers. The divers are equipped with a full-face mask with communications so they can hear and talk to you. The guide and diver will take you on a fully narrated journey into the deep. Creatures met along the way include crabs, sea stars, anemones, rockfish, salmon, perch, wolf eels, and “Armstrong” the Giant Pacific Octopus. Dive shows are about twenty minutes long, making the total tour time 45 - 60 minutes.
The tour does not have to end when the show is over because the Undersea Gardens welcomes you to go back through the viewing areas after the show, and upstairs to the Treasure Cove Gift Shop. The gift shop features many marine-related toys, souvenirs, postcards, clothing and jewelry items. Exquisite ceramics, crafts, and the relaxed, friendly environment make shopping a pleasure. We even have snacks but don’t look for sushi here!
Pacific Undersea Gardens is a part of the Oak Bay Marine Group Loyalty Club. It's free to join and members receive a minimum 10% discount at OBMG resorts, marinas, attractions and specials as well as exclusive specials throughout the year. Register today!