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Come enjoy the ultimate Victoria Kayaking Experience with Ocean River Adventures. Located in Victoria’s Inner Harbour kayaking is a great way to explore our historic city. Join us on one of our Urban Kayak tours or Sunset Tour. We also offer an Oak Bay Shoreline Kayaking Tour as well as our unique Discovery Island Kayak or Nature Hiking Tour. Offering expeditions, tours and courses throughout the Vancouver Island region, our guests will experience all the wild West Coast has to offer. Hands-on education about water and marine conservation is a key theme and we only employ certified guides that respect sensitive ecosystems and species while teaching about the importance of ocean sustainability, preservation and conservation. Victoria’s premier paddling and outdoor adventure company. Want to try something different? We are also a premium stand up paddle tour operator in the southern Vancouver Island and Victoria region.
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1630 Store St, Victoria, British Columbia V8W 1V3, Canada
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Comnpleted the one day basic kayak skills course with Jeanette & Lee on Elk Lake. The instruction was very thorough & professional and covered the basics for novice paddling. This serves as an intro to paddling and entry into the suite of progressive courses sponsored...More

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Hank, so glad you were able to take a course with us. Getting in the water isn't so bad in July luckily ha-ha. Wet exits are kind of a must in almost every kayak course. We hope to see you out on the water soon...More

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Ocean River is more than a kayak shop in that it sells some of the best outdoor gear on the planet. Prices are a bit scary but they have some of the best brands - Arcterix & Blundstone to mention a couple and their staff...More

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Larry, thank you for taking the time to leave a review. We know that some of our brands are on the pricier side but we have found that you get what you pay for when it comes to boats and Gore-tex. We do have a...More

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What a great way to learn about kayaking. As beginners and new to the country from the UK we was looking for a course a company and instructors that could offer some knowledge, advice and great teaching methods.... well this place did just that. Duncan...More

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Ian, thank you for leaving a review. We are so glad to hear that you enjoyed the course and feel like you learned a lot. Great to hear you will be joining us for the level 1 skills! You truly cannot put a value on...More

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