Harbour Ferry Ballet – Something Unique and Special to Victoria– Don’t miss it!
For over 25 years, Victoria Harbour Ferry has been performing a very entertaining 12 minute Water Ballet for tourists and locals around Victoria’s Inner Harbour. The show is at 10:45 in Sundays from May to September and a second show is on Saturdays at 10:45 during the peak tourist season (July and August). There are also special extra shows on the statutory holidays (Victoria Day, Canada Day, BC Day and Labour Day).
Watch as the skilled Captains work these cute ,functional boats to their limits, twisting and turning five of the Ferry boats through the water choreographed to music. To date there have been hundreds of performances to the enjoyment of tourists and locals alike. When the ballet is done head down to the Causeway Marina (the Dock in front of the Fairmont Empress Hotel) following each performance. The Captains will be wearing special red shirts and would be thrilled to meet with you!
These performances have been documented in news articles, magazine stories, and TV shows around the world. Needless to say, photos and video’s of these performances have been taken home by visitors from around the world and shared with friends and families. There are numerous videos on YouTube as well.
For more information about the Harbour Ferries and Taxis, visit their web site. Their harbour tours are great as is their water taxi service around the Inner Harbour and Gorge Waterway! Check them out and don’t miss using their services. You will be glad you did!
The Inner Harbour Tour circles the harbour and also goes up the Gorge Waterway to the Tillicum Bridge. Some of the highlights are Fisherman’s wharf, the float homes in the harbour, West Bay, seeing the Cruise Ships, getting water views of the Fairmont Empress and the Provincial Legislative Buildings, seeing the working businesses on the harbour, seeing sea planes land and take off, the amazing variety of marine traffic in the harbour, large yachts, and so much more. The Captains provide a running commentary throughout the tour. You can also get a hop on, hop off tour and visit places like Fisherman’s Wharf and Point Ellice House. This is a great informative tour. Enjoy the pictures we took on our tours of the harbour!