The Ogden Point Breakwater and Deep Water Cruise Ship Port Victoria
Victoria’s Ogden Point terminal is currently the busiest cruise ship port-of-call in Canada.
All facilities are modern, with paved parking, passenger transport and cargo storage areas. Services available for passengers at dockside include gift shops, foreign currency exchange and pay telephones.
Tour and shuttle buses, taxis, bicycles for rent, kabuki cabs and other forms of transportation are readily available for passenger excursions to the city centre and major tour attractions. More information on the extensive and varied selection of shore excursions can be found at Tourism Victoria and on visiting cruise ships. There is a portside café, the Breakwater Café and Bistro sits at the entrance to a ½ mile long Breakwater that extends to protect the 4 deepwater port berths. Take an enjoyable walk out into our ocean, the sights can be amazing!
Under GVHA’s (Harbour Authority) stewardship, cruise tourism at Ogden Point has grown from 110 ship calls carrying 161,000 passengers in 2002 to a record number of 227 cruise ships and 533,000 passengers welcomed during the 2015 season. This year likely these numbers will be higher.
Many visitors find the 15-20 minute walk to downtown easy and enjoyable. If you take Montreal Street or Oswego St. they are a direct route to the Inner Harbour where many services and attractions are close by. If you want to explore follow Dallas Road to Beacon Hill Park, the jewel of Victoria!
If you get a small group together you can save a bunch of money taking a cab or a limo to your chosen destination and you will not have to wait for a bus to load. Go online and make a reservation for when you arrive.