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Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour provided by Ocean River Sports

Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour

Victoria Harbour Kayak Tour
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About
Mingle sightseeing with a foray into nature—and enjoy a perspective on Victoria that many visitors miss—with this beginner-friendly kayaking tour of Victoria Harbour. In the afternoon, make your own way to the meeting point in downtown Victoria, and get acquainted with your gear. After a training session, head out onto the water. Look out for wildlife like eagles, cormorants, and seals as you admire the British Columbia Parliament Buildings, the Fairmont Empress hotel, and more.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Available languages
English
Highlights
  • This beginner-friendly tour makes kayaking fun and accessible
  • All necessary training and equipment is included for your ease
  • Enjoy the special opportunity to explore Victoria Harbour by boat
  • Spy wildlife and major city landmarks, and learn more from your guide
What to expect
  • During this tour you will explore the scenic Victoria Harbour Waterways. This area is recognized as one of the best paddling harbours in the world. This tour has it all, nature, architecture and serenity.
Know before you go
  • Duration: 3h
  • Mobile tickets accepted
  • Instant confirmation
Available languages
English
Cancellation policy
  • For a full refund, cancel at least 24 hours in advance of the start date of the experience.
Highlights
  • This beginner-friendly tour makes kayaking fun and accessible
  • All necessary training and equipment is included for your ease
  • Enjoy the special opportunity to explore Victoria Harbour by boat
  • Spy wildlife and major city landmarks, and learn more from your guide
What to expect
  • During this tour you will explore the scenic Victoria Harbour Waterways. This area is recognized as one of the best paddling harbours in the world. This tour has it all, nature, architecture and serenity.
Need help booking?
Call the number below and use the product code: 7132KAYAK
Call +1 855 275 5071
Important information
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Kayak equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Duration
3h
Departure details
  • 450 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W, Canada Your meeting location is at our dock facility at the foot of Swift St in downtown Victoria. Just below the Canoe Brew Pub at 450 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S3
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kayaking requires some upper body strength and endurance
  • Children aged 10–15 years must be accompanied by an adult; children aged 3–9 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Inclusions
  • Professional guide
  • Kayak equipment
Exclusions
  • Gratuities
Departure details
  • 450 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W, Canada Your meeting location is at our dock facility at the foot of Swift St in downtown Victoria. Just below the Canoe Brew Pub at 450 Swift St, Victoria, BC V8W 1S3
Duration
3h
Return details
  • Returns to original departure point
Additional information
  • Confirmation will be received at time of booking
  • Kayaking requires some upper body strength and endurance
  • Children aged 10–15 years must be accompanied by an adult; children aged 3–9 years must be accompanied by a parent or legal guardian
  • Not wheelchair accessible
  • Near public transportation
  • Not recommended for pregnant travellers
  • No heart problems or other serious medical conditions
  • Travellers should have a moderate physical fitness level
  • This experience requires good weather. If it’s cancelled due to poor weather, you’ll be offered a different date or a full refund
  • This tour/activity will have a maximum of 6 travellers
Travel safe during COVID-19
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
What you can expect during your visit
  • Regularly sanitised high-traffic areas
  • Guides required to regularly wash hands
  • Hand sanitiser available to travellers and staff
  • Transportation vehicles regularly sanitised
  • Contactless payment for gratuities and add-ons
  • Paid stay-at-home policy for staff with symptoms
  • Gear/equipment sanitised between use
  • Social distancing enforced throughout experience
Popular mentions

5.0
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sandy z
Victoria, Canada63 contributions
Great Sunday Adventure
Aug 2021
The day started windy, and as we got in the kayaks, the wind disappeared. The clouds floated away, and the water adventure began. Karen was our guide, and she was great. She checked in on how we were all doing and offered places to rest and watch the wildlife, from booking the trip to docking the kayaks, an amazing experience. I would recommend this tour and company to anyone.
Written 17 August 2021
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
OceanRiverAdventures
Sandy, Thank you for choosing Ocean River Sports for your Victoria kayak adventure. We do everything we can to give you an awesome experience and we’re glad to hear that’s exactly what you had.
Written 18 August 2021
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Pamela S
2 contributions
Great time was had
Jul 2021
So impressed with their team and customer service. Had a fantastic time because of their expertise. Great experience all around. Special shout out to the individual who helped me get out on the water, unfortunately I didn't catch her name.
Written 6 July 2021
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OceanRiverAdventures
Hi Pam, We are so happy that you enjoyed yourself, I am very proud of our great crew, we hope to see you again.
Written 7 July 2021
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S_Leach
Nanaimo, Canada923 contributions
Nick & crew are the BEST on & in Victoria harbour ..everything want & need
Jul 2021
Great to get travelling again . got back to Victoria & spent a few hours with Nick. My husband & I wanted to get a 'tune up' for the Summer kayak season .. we have kayaked in Nanaimo about a dz. times & just bought our own kayaks (not with us this day) Nick is a GREAT guy, he knows his stuff and how to teach/review in a FUN, laid back way - but he is serious when he taches to ensure you take in the info & implement well .. We REALLY enjoyed our time in the harbour, went up to the Gorge & he 'played' a bit in the rapids .. while we watched - fun to watch. It was a beautiful afternoon full of lessons/learning/review & plain 'ol paddling fun.
We'd go again just to have some time with Nick !! ;)
Written 5 July 2021
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OceanRiverAdventures
Yes, Nick is a gem of a teacher, we are so glad you enjoyed yourself. Safe paddles :)
Written 6 July 2021
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Paige S
8 contributions
Victoria Harbour Tour
Sep 2020 • Family
Nick was our guide this week on an extended harbour tour. Because it was just myself and my 18 year old daughter in a tandem we were able to paddle out to Seal Island - what an experience!! Loved loved loved the seals and had time to just sit and admire them from a distance - one even swam under our kayak. Nick was awesome - personable and knowledgeable. Would highly recommend this - best thing we did all summer!!
Written 5 September 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
Thank you so much for your review, we are so glad that you had a great time with Nick and it was a summer highlight for you!
Written 6 September 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

keanna
1 contribution
Great Day on the Water
Aug 2020 • Couples
Had a great kayaking experience with our guide Emma. She was a great person to be on the water with.
Written 25 August 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
Thank you for your review, we are very happy you enjoyed your afternoon with Emma. She is always a pleasure to paddle with.
Written 26 August 2020
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Che_53
Victoria, Canada80 contributions
Excellent Customer Service!
Aug 2020 • Couples
Earlier this week we organized two tandem kayak rentals for today. Very windy weather at our departure time resulted in unsafe conditions.
The staff were proactive. A staff member called us and offered us a full refund.
I will definitely support this business in the future.
Organized, efficient and easy to deal with.
Written 6 August 2020
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
OceanRiverAdventures
I am sorry you paddle didn't work out as certainly winds can be unpredictable. We appreciate your support!
Written 7 August 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Kukeseen
Madrid, Spain13 contributions
Highlight of the trip!
Jul 2020
We had an amazing afternoon tour of the harbor. Our guide was fun and provided great explanations of the surroundings. We saw some seals, jellyfish and local flora. It was definitely one of the best experiences about our trip to Victoria.
Written 16 July 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
We are so happy you enjoyed your tour, Victoria's waterways are fabulous.
Written 17 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Chris B
Vancouver, Canada5 contributions
A great place
Jul 2020 • Couples
What a great place. Excellent service (thank you John) and good equipment. Great value, too. Highly recommended.
Written 3 July 2020
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OceanRiverAdventures
Thank you for your kind review, we are glad that you enjoyed your experience with us.
Written 6 July 2020
This response is the subjective opinion of the management representative and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Eshopping100
1 contribution
Victoria Harbor Kayak with Shayla!
Aug 2019
This is a great way to burn three hours on a beautiful afternoon. I highly recommend this! Shayla was an outstanding guide. She's very personable and customizes the trip to the ability of the customer. Tons of fun and lots to see! Thanks Shay!
Written 8 September 2019
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Nick M
1 contribution
Victoria Harbour Tour
Aug 2019
My wife and I were visiting Victoria for an anniversary trip and one of the things we wanted to do was a kayak Harbour tour. We had Emma as our tour guide and we had a fabulous time!! Emma put my wife at ease as she hadn’t kayaked before. It was a beautiful day and we learned so many interesting facts about Canada, trees, and birds in the area. Emma was a wealth of knowledge and so fun to visit with. We had a wonderful time and would highly recommend the company as they made things so easy and had very nice equipment.
Written 1 September 2019
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Hello Nick, What a fantastic way to celebrate your anniversary with a kayak tour of Victoria! Thank you for coming out and enjoying our beautiful city with Emma. We are so glad to hear that Emma was able to put your wife at ease and you both learned a few things. There is a lot to see from the seat of a kayak and we certainly love the perspective it offers folks. We hope you will join us again in the future!
Written 1 September 2019
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Excellent experience
My partner and I did the Paddle Canada Level 1 kayak course at Ocean River Adventures with Nick and it was amazing.
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Kayak level 2
Took kayak level 2 with Ocean River, partnered with Footprint. The five-day course was held in Desolation Sound. Th
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Brilliant!
We had an awesome time in Oak Bay with Lee. The weather allowed us to go further out to explore some of the small i
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Fantastic trip
Had a fantastic time kayaking around Discovery Island with "Ocean River Adventures". Out guide, Nick was interesti
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Rewarding experience paddling in Desolation Sound
The 3-day 2-night Level 1 Skills kayak tour in Desolation Sound was definitely the highlight of my summer! John & J
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New kayakers thanks to Ocean River
A good friend and I booked the Basic Kayaking Skills and we were greeted on the dock by a very friendly guy named N
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We had a wonderful time and learned a lot about kayaking
We had a private program with Nick, level one kayak program. He was very good! He explained everything clearly, dem
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Delighted in desolation sound
I recently completed my level 1 kayaking skills in desolation sound with Jon. It was an awesome and educational exp
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Awesome people and super well run
Rented a kayak downtown on two separate occasions from Ocean River Sports. On both visits the staff have been love
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Paddle Boarding
It was very fun! The staff members were super friendly, and very thorough with teaching how to get onto the board s
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Excellent instructors and course content that fit well in timeframe
Completed the Level 1 Sea Kayaking course with ORS. Both instructors were excellent. Course content was well delive
Hannahnwieder
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Recommend!
Had a super nice time kayaking the harbour. Very pretty and the instructions were good. Friendly staff!
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Gordon Brown is amazing!
Did the "rough water and tidal paddling" kayak course with Gordon Brown a few weeks ago and it was by far the most
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Oak Bay Kayak Shack great
Rented a Delta 17.5t at the Oak Bay Marina paddle shack- Simon and Westley were awesome to deal with- super experie
mariayev
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Excellent Service
Great service. Guide didn't waste time. He got us on the water right away. Very enjoyable experience. Equiptment wa
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